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    Galaxy Cookies

    Galaxy Cookies. Photo by Detailedbeauty

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    IAteMyGluestick's Note:

    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.

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 30, 2002


      This is the greatest cookie I have ever tasted

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    • on November 04, 2013


    • on December 23, 2009


      So I am giving this a four star rating. I am so mixed about this recipe. The recipe is easy and simple - HOWEVER, when I first made them the dough didn't come together. So I added liquid in and needed to add more. Finally, I was able to get the dough together. I stuck them in the oven, hoping for the bonbon apperance. Well, the looked a little like flat bonbons. I was a bit disappointed, but the cookies tasted good. I stuck a chocolate kiss inside for a kindergarten class "holiday" party. Hubby had one right before I took them over to the class. They are super easy to decorate. I did another batch for Christmas cookies for my neighbors and friends. Again, the dough just didn't want to work with me. It was VERY dry. Well, I thought I could stick them in the fridge for 1/2 hour or so to get them more "bonbon" look-a-like. That seemed to work WAY better. I left them out for a few hours after baking and they were hard. Now, I'm not sure why they got so hard after only a few hours, but I am trying to soften them up a little by sticking them in a bag with a piece of bread, which should work. Overall, I would use these cookies again after making a few changes. I usually don't write this detailed about a recipe, but I want others to know what worked and what didn't in this case. BTW, I love the photo by Detailedbeauty - awesome decorating! Merry Christmas!

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    Nutritional Facts for Galaxy Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (569 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 97.4
    Calories from Fat 36
    Total Fat 4.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 10.7 mg
    Sodium 38.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 8.3 g
    Protein 0.8 g

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