Egg Cookie Ornaments

Egg Cookie Ornaments
Servings: 28 Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 13 mins per batch Decorate 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (16.5 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 box (1 lb) confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered egg whites (such as Del El) or meringue powder
  • Bright orange and mint green gel food colors
  • Assorted sparkling sugars (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees . Place cookie dough in a large bowl. Add flour and knead in until incorporated.

2. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2 3/4-inch egg-shaped cookie cutter, re-rolling and re-cutting scraps. Transfer cutouts to 2 large cookie sheets. With a drinking straw or chopstick, make a hole in top of each cookie (so you can thread a ribbon through it). Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes, until set and just beginning to brown at edges.

3. Prepare icing: Combine confectioners sugar, powdered egg whites and 6 tbsp water in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer on low for 30 seconds, then on high for 4 minutes. Divide about 1 1/4 cups icing between 2 smaller bowls. Tint 1 bowl orange and 1 green.

4. Spread cookies with white icing (thinning with water if needed). Decorate cookies with colored icings. Add sparkling sugars, if desired.