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    25 mins

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    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 December 18, 2014

      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.

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    • on December 14, 2014


      Thank you so much for posting this recipe. We used to make these with my mom all the time. Unfortunately the page is ripped in half in her old Betty Crocker. Now I have the replacement. Can't wait to make these with my kids.

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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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