Source: Parents Magazine


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45 mins
2 hrs
18 cookies


For the Cookies:
For the Glaze and Decoration:


For the Cookies:
  • In a large bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute more. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour.

  • Divide the dough in half. Wrap each half with plastic and chill for at least 1 hour, or up to 3 days.

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. On a lightly floured surface roll out each dough portion to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using 3-inch hat or glove shaped cookie cutters, cut out 18 cookies, re-rolling scraps as needed. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom.

  • Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.

  • To decorate, In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and 3 tsp. milk, adding additional milk as needed to reach a thick but spreadable icing. Tint with a few drops of food coloring.

  • Add coconut for cozy cuffs and cute pom-poms, plus decorating sprinkles as desired.


To make rolling easier for the kids, roll the dough out between sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 38mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 30g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 16g; protein 3g; vitamin a 332IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; folate 33.5mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 95mg; potassium 27mg; calcium 8mg; iron 0.9mg.