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Snowflake Cookies

These delicate sugar cookies are all dressed up with a simple almond glaze and sugar crystals.

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon salt

Almond Glaze

3
cups powdered sugar
4
teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4
cup hot water
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/8
teaspoon salt
White coarse sugar crystals (decorating sugar), powdered sugar or white edible glitter

Easy Decorating Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
3
to 5 teaspoons water

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 400ºF. On lightly floured surface, roll about one-third of dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with 1 1/2 to 2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake about 6 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix all glaze ingredients except coarse sugar crystals until smooth, glossy and pourable. Place cooled cookies together in pairs with about 1 teaspoon glaze, with points of top cookie between points of bottom cookie. Place cookies on cooling rack on cookie sheet to catch excess glaze. Pour 1 tablespoon glaze evenly over top and sides of each cookie, glazing only a few at time. When glaze is set but still soft, move cookies to another rack or waxed paper; sprinkle with sugar crystals. (Occasionally remove glaze from cookie sheet, and add a few drops of hot water as necessary to make glaze smooth and thin enough to pour; continue glazing.)
  • 5 In small bowl, mix frosting ingredients to make a frosting that can be easily drizzled or used in a decorating bag, yet holds its shape. Pipe snowflake designs on cookies. Let cookies dry completely before storing.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
160 mg
160 %;
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
27 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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