Galaxy Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by IAteMyGluestick

I got this recipe from my mother and my favorite cookbook, Betty Crocker's Cookbook. These beautiful cookies are always a hit at parties because they look like little bonbons. These cookies are great to make for children, and it's easy to let them help out.

Top Review by Lise S.

I make these every year . Some I put a maraschino cherry in the middle with a glaze on it after cooling, some I add maple flavoring instead and form them around a walnut half. Maple glaze on the top. They are a staple at xmas here.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat over to 350°F.
  2. Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, vanilla, and, if desired, a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Work in salt and flour until dough holds together.
  4. If dough is dry, mix in 1 to 2 Tbsp light cream.
  5. Mold dough by tablespoonfuls around date, nut, candy, cherry, or a few chocolate pieces.
  6. Roll into balls.
  7. Place cookies about 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes until set but not brown.
  9. Prepare icing by mixing confectioners sugar with light cream or milk and vanilla until smooth.
  10. If desired, stir in a few drops of food coloring.
  11. For a tasty chocolate icing, increase light cream to 3 tbsp and stir in 1 oz melted unsweetened chocolate.
  12. Let cookies cool, then dip tops of cookies into icing several times to get a good layer.
  13. If desired, immediately decorate with coconut, nuts, colored sugar, candies, chocolate pieces or chocolate shot.
  14. Makes 20 to 25 cookies.
  15. Variations: Brown Sugar Galaxy Cookies: Substitute 1/2 c brown sugar (packed) for the confectioners' sugar and omit food color.
  16. Chocolate Galaxy Cookies: Omit food color and stir in 1 oz melted unsweetened chocolate (cooled) into butter mixture.

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