These are awesome!! I made these to go in my gingerbread gift bag for all the teachers, along with Gingerbread Scones (Gift Bag) recipe #132399, Gingerbread caramel corn recipe #118625, and Crockpot Apple Butter recipe #93886. Prep time does not include time needed to chill.
I saw these demonstrated on on old tv show called "Home & Family." These are so pretty and very simple to prepare. They used a large and a small maple leaf shaped cutter for these cookies. Yield will vary depending upon how much dough you have and how big your cookie cutters are - I guessed the yield based on one roll of purchased sugar cookie dough. Baking time is per cookie sheet. Plan to have several cookie sheets available as the cookies must cool completely before removing from the pans.
Pretty, pretty. These cookies are ideal for Christmas or Valenitnes Day. Edible glitter is just too much fun to play with, try it if you can get it! Be sure to use shortening that is "not" butter flavored as it will turn the color from snow white to yellowed. I cannot get the Zaar computer to print "white sugar nonpareils", you only want white ones here.
My niece made these for our 4th of July party and they were gone before dessert was even served! Everyone loved them and kept going back for one more of "those pretzel things"! So easy to make- a definite for my Christmas cookie baskets.
A co-worker gave me this recipe. You can use any flavor cake mix and icing you choose. My preference is lemon, but I have used a red velvet mix and tinted almond bark with green coloring for christmas. You must refrigerate cake mix in order to roll into balls. I find it is easier to work with half of cake and leave other half in the freezer while dipping. Have fun experimenting with different flavors.
I love sugar cookies, but there is a lot of effort that goes into making them. This recipe makes it so much easier!! I like to bake mine for exactly 10 mins. They are a little under cooked, but I think that they are better that way. Don't bake any longer than 15 mins... They seem to dry out more while baking. Keep it to 10 -12 mins.
When I purchased a bottle of Chinese 5-spice powder from my Watkins lady, this is the recipe that came with it. Chinese 5-spice is a blend of aromatic seasonings and includes the licoricy taste of star anise. You can find Chinese 5-spice prebottled in many grocery stores or at an Asian market (or from your local Watkins rep).