Sweet Talk

These little cookies are edible name holders. Make them for parties with each child's name.

Sweet Talk
Yield: About 28 cookies Bake 350°F 13 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 or 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, stir together flour, sugar, and orange zest. Whisk in egg whites until smooth. Add vanilla and butter, whisking until well combined.

2. Drop a tablespoon of batter onto prepared baking sheet. Using the back of a spoon, spread into a 4-inch circle. Repeat to make 4 circles per sheet. Bake 13 minutes, or until edges of cookies are brown and centers are golden. Remove from oven; let stand 10 seconds. Working quickly, lift cookie off baking sheet and immediately fold halfway over so it resembles a napkin holder. Stand cookie on a cooling rack. Repeat quickly with remaining cookies; they can only be shaped when warm. Cool baking sheets before spreading on another batch of batter.

3. Write or type notes on small pieces of paper and place in cookies.