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Friday, December 18, 2009

"TWO LITTLE STARS" - CHRISTMAS COOKIES 2009 -

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened,
1/2 cup sugar,
3 oz. cream cheese,
1/4 cup light corn syrup, (or honey),
1 egg,
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,
2-1/2 cups flour,
1 teaspoon baking powder,
1/4 teaspoon salt,
1/4 cup powder sugar,
1/3 cup your favorite jam,
1 spoon butter softened;
DIRECTIONS:
Beat butter, sugar, cream cheese, corn syrup (honey), egg and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Stir in flour,baking powder and salt until well blended. Form dough into ball; wrap in plastic wrap and flatten. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Roll out dough, working with one small portion at a time, to 1/4 in. thickness on floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin. Keep remaining dough wrapped in refrigerator. Cu dough with 2-1/2 star cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cookies stand on cookie sheets 1 to 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Pair stars with a mixture of 1/3 cup jam and 1 spoon butter. Dust with powder sugar.
Enjoy!


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Nina..
    Your recipes are always wonderful.
    These cookies look so good !!!

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  2. I LUV the idea of honey in a cookie. Nina, you have won me over with this recipe. Oh my gosh I am just so delighted to see this. Thank you, my beautiful friend.

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