Are you ready to make a really fun Christmas cookie?
These cookies are sure to bring a smile to the faces of those you serve them too.
This is what mine looked like just after being frosted and decorated. :-)
I placed them on individual plates and sprinkled some cake glitter over them and the plate
to emphasize the snowy effect.
Below is the recipe I used. I am also going to share with you what NOT to do!
I used Betty Crocker's Sugar Cookie Mix in the pouch. Yep! They weren't from scratch, but, they tasted good, and most importantly, they worked!
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Follow the directions on the back of the package.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper,
- Form the base of the cookie into the shape of a golf ball.
- Place the cookie balls on the paper and press them down without trying to have perfectly rounded edges. (Remember, it's supposed to look like it is melted.)
- Next, form the rest of the dough into balls about the size of large grapes.
- Leave them in that shape, don't press them down.
- Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes until edges start to turn golden brown.
- Check for to see if they have thoroughly cooked.
- Remove the cookies on the parchment paper to a counter top service and let cool, .
- When the cookies are cool, mix together one bag of powdered (Confectioners) sugar with about 1/3 cup of milk. Mix together with a mixer. Add milk if it is not thin enough. You want a consistency that you can drip over the cookies.
- Frost the bottom cookie by spooning frosting over the cookie to cover it. Let it drip over the edge. It adds to the melted effect.
- Add the baked smaller balls which have flattened somewhat to the top of the cookie and off to one edge. Cover it with frosting too.
- Decorate as you wish. I used small gold candy balls placed fairly close together for the eyes, two M & M's for buttons for buttons, a purchased holly candy embellishment and the first time, the orange part of a piece of candy corn, trimmed. It looked great, however, because I had to make them two days in advance, they melted and spread into the cookie. I had to completely dig out that piece of candy and the frosting, and re-frost it with a firmer frosting I had on hand for cupcakes I made. Then I cut orange M & M's in half and laid then on the top, right before serving. I think the candy corn noses looked better. I would use them again next time, but I wouldn't put them on until just before serving.
- Sprinkle the cookie and the plate with cake glitter.
Have fun! I know the people you serve these to will be delighted.