Citrus Snowflakes

Intricately decorated with white icing, this recipe makes an attractive addition to your holiday platter. Make these orange-flavored treats with purchased sugar cookie dough to reduce preparation time to less than 30 minutes.

Citrus Snowflakes
Yield: 1-1/2 dozen Prep 5 mins Bake 350°F 14 mins

Ingredients

Cookies:
  • 1 tube (16 ounces) sugar cookie dough
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Royal Icing (see recipe on www.parents.com)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat cookie dough, orange juice and zest. Stir in flour (dough will be soft). Generously sprinkle more flour on countertop.

2. Divide dough in half, then roll one half to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes with a 3-1/2-inch snowflake cutter. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, dusting with flour as needed.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 14 minutes. Cool on racks.

4. Prepare Royal Icing. Spread thinned icing over cookies. Let dry. Place thicker icing into a decorating bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe lines and dots decoratively on all cookies; let dry.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 209, Fat, total (g): 6, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 37, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.