Cozy Cookies

Cozy Cookies
Servings: 18 Yield: 18 cookies Active Time 45 mins Total Time 2 hrs (includes chilling time)

Ingredients

For the Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
For the Glaze and Decoration:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 - 4 teaspoons milk
  • 6 - 10 drops natural food coloring
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flake coconut
  • Assorted sprinkles and sanding sugars for decorating

Make It

For the Cookies:

1. 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.

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

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees 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.

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

5. 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.

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

Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 18; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 233, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 38, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 30, Monounsaturated fat (g): 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1, Trans fatty acid (g): , fiber (g): 1, sugar (g): 16, pro. (g): 3, vit. A (IU): 332, vit. C (mg): , Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 33, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): , sodium (mg): 95, Potassium (mg): 27, calcium (mg): 8, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.