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Cute Little Christmas Cookies
posted by Lisa on December 3, 2012
I did a post for a friend of mine. Her name is Lil’ Luna and she is so sweet and incredibly talented. I made Easy Elf Cookies for her but, they are so addictive that I had to make other versions. These cute little Christmas cookies are so simple and fun that they become addictive so you have been warned. They make great gifts for teacher especially when you put them in a decorated Mason jar. I am sure your c0-workers would love to get a jar full of these little cute little Christmas cookies that look like elf hats. The recipe is easy and it makes a lot of cookies so you can share them with everyone on your list.
I think these red and green are my favorites but, I really like the trees! Is your head spinning with ideas now? These would be really cute for a birthday party hat.
I want to let you know that this is not my recipe. I am using the Land O Lakes recipe from the Sparkling Candy Corn video they made. I loved those cookies so much that I wanted to make them for Christmas. I did change the flavoring in the recipe because they used orange juice and orange zest and I wanted to add pure vanilla extract. You could also use peppermint extract or other Christmas flavors. Oh, peppermint with red and white cookies! We should totally do that!
Cute Little Christmas Cookies:
Cute Little Christmas Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Orange paste or gel food color
Colors of paste or gel food color of your choice
Combine butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggvanilla extract and salt. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.
Divide your dough into the number of colors you want to use and add the gel colors and knead until well blended. I used AmeriColor Tulip Red and AmeriColor Leaf Green for the elf hats. You might want to use gloves for this step! Hint, hint!
I only used 2 colors but, wanted multiple layers so cut each color into 4 equal pieces.
Next, layer your dough in a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan and rotate the colors.
Then, chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Now, slice the loaf like pieces of bread. Each slice should be about a 1/4″.
Then cut the slices into little triangles. If you want to see a video on this process click here.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake cookies for 7-10 minute.
Cool on wire rack.
For the Elf Hats:
Once the cookies are cool, it is time to add some edible fur. I used royal icing and sanding sugar but, if you don’t want to make an entire batch of icing you can grab some from the store such as Wilton Cookie Icing or Betty Crocker Decorating Icing.
Make a line across the bottom of the cookies and a dot on the top with the icing and dip it into the sanding sugar immediately. Let dry for several hours.
Once the cookies are baked and cooled, add garland with red icing and dip into red sanding sugar. Let dry for several hours before you package them.
Speaking of packing them up! I am ready to hand out some Christmas Cheer! I made some small boxes for individual gifts and some larger ones for families. I got my boxes at BRP Box Company, the twine here and some super nice lady gave me some tags at Cookie Con. I don’t know your name but THANK YOU! I love my tags!
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for these cute little Christmas cookies! Be sure to share your picture with me! Seriously, that is all I want for Christmas.
I am The Bearfoot Baker and I want to show you how to create fun and exciting things in the comfort of your own kitchen. I hope you find things that inspire your love of baking and inspire your creativity!
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