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Christmas Ball Cookies

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookies make welcome holiday gifts.

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  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups butter, softened
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
Red, green and white sanding sugar
1
tablespoon milk

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Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, beat 1 cup of the butter, 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and the salt with electric mixer on medium speed about2 minutes or until creamy. Beat in 1/4 teaspoon of the almond extract. On low speed, beat in flour just until combined. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Shape dough into 48 (3/4-inch) balls. Roll 16 balls in each color of sanding sugar, coating completely. On cookie sheets, place balls 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 15 minutes or until set and bottoms are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. In small bowl, beat remaining 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and the milk with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. For each sandwich cookie, spread about 1/2 teaspoon filling on bottom of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, bottom side down, to form ball.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
161
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
97mg
97%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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