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Sunday, January 02, 2011
Christmas Cookies: Last Minute (now with photo)
We got to Christmas Eve and the cookie stash was depleted...even the Butterscotch Bars were almost gone. Note to self: stop making the kinds of cookies that people like too much too many days before Christmas.
OK...time for one batch of something quick. The fastest sugar cookie recipe I know! (Remember Speed Baking?)
Push onto the pans. Press with a glass. Just about ready to go into the oven--and I thought of Grandma Squirrel's little canape cutters in the drawer. I found the flower and star cutters, and cut a shape through each cookie--not lifting out the dough, just leaving it in the middle. As they baked, the cut-out part baked back into the cookie, but left us with an impression of the shape.
The stars turned out clearer than the flowers...but we had a bit of strawberry-flavoured frosting in the fridge (from the Apprentice's class brownie project), and that went on about half the cookies...plus...oh, up on the top shelf we had some pastel star sprinkles from someone's birthday! Yes!
So we have plain star cookies, and icing star cookies. Sometimes last-minute baking turns out the best of all.
(How do you get strawberry-flavoured frosting? Ice-cream/milk shake flavouring--The Apprentice had bought some last year to put in milk shakes.)
Linked from Four Moms' Christmas Baking, December 2011.