On The Ball (Ornament Cookies)

On The Ball (Ornament Cookies)
Yield: about 24 cookies Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 7 mins per batch Stand 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 16 1/2 ounce tub refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Royal Frosting (see recipe below)
  • Desired color food coloring
  • 12 pieces fruit-chew candies (Tootsie Roll or Air Heads®)

Make It

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Place dough and flour in a resealable plastic bag and knead until combined. On a lightly floured surface roll dough 1/4-inch thick. Cut ornament shapes using a 2 3/4-inch cutter. Use a straw to poke a small circle at the top of each cutout. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Use the straw to re-poke the holes, if necessary, while warm. Remove and cool on wire racks.

2. Tint frosting desired color. Frost cookies. Let dry. Flatten the candies with a rolling pin* and cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Brush strips with water to attach to cookies. Thread twine or ribbon through holes in cookies. Makes about 24 cookies.

Tip

*
  • If candy is hard to flatten, place in a small microwave-safe dish and microwave for 5 seconds to soften.

Royal Frosting

Ingredients

  • Powdered eggs whites equivalent to 1 egg white
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted

Make It

1. Using powdered egg whites, follow package directions for preparing equivalent of 1 egg white. In a bowl beat prepared egg white mixture and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar; continue beating until thick and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Cover until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 141, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 6, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 25, Monounsaturated fat (g): 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1, sugar (g): 14, pro. (g): 1, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 1, Folate (µg): 20, sodium (mg): 85, Potassium (mg): 33, calcium (mg): 20, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.