Poinsettia Blossoms

Poinsettia Blossoms

Bring festive color to your dessert table with these beautiful flower-shaped cookies.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

3:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

 

About 3 dozen cookies

3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
30
drops red food color
1
egg
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
Red sugar, if desired
About 3 dozen yellow candy-coated chocolate candies or other small yellow candies
  1. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, food color, egg and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll in red sugar. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 375ºF. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Make 6 cuts with sharp knife in top of each ball about three-fourths of the way through to make 6 wedges. Spread wedges apart very slightly to form flower petals (cookies will separate and flatten as they bake).
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown. Immediately press 1 candy in center of each cookie. Carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 85
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 35mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.