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Give-a-Hand Cookies

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 15

Having a kids birthday party? Decorating already-baked hand cookies makes a fun activity and a delicious take-home treat. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Powdered Sugar Glaze

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
3
to 3 1/2 tablespoons milk

Decorations, if desired

Betty Crocker™ decorating icings (in 4.25-oz tubes)
Assorted small candies

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.
  • 2
    Make cardboard hand shape by tracing around hand placed on medium-weight cardboard or sturdy plastic designed for crafts; cut out shape.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 400°F. On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll half of dough at a time 3/16 inch thick. Place hand shape on dough (or use hand-shaped cookie cutter); trace around hand with pastry wheel or knife. On ungreased cookie sheet, place hand shapes 2 inches apart.
  • 4
    Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched in center. Carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread glaze over cookies. Decorate as desired with icings and candies.

Expert Tips

  • Bake cookies ahead. Wrap tightly; label and freeze up to 6 months. They'll be ready when you want to decorate them.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
25g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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