1/1 Photo of New Zealand Holly Cookies
1 hr 10 mins
Debbie Smith's Note:
Almost too pretty a cookie to eat, but they taste so good! I actually won first prize for these cookies when I was a girlscout at age 13. Although I am unsure of the origin of the recipe, I thought it was too good to keep to myself. If you're creative and are up for a challenge, this is a perfect recipe for you. (requires a clean small paintbrush)
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2/3 cup raspberry jam
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.
- 2Cut in margarine (like pie dough).
- 3Make a well in the center of the dough.
- 4Combine egg and 1/4 cup milk and pour them into the well.
- 5Stir dough until moist.
- 6Flour a flat surface and roll dough out to 1/8" thick.
- 7Cut into 2" circles.
- 8Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes.
- 9Place on a rack to cool.
- 10Once cooled, place 1/2 tsp jam on the bottom of one cookie.
- 11Cover the jam with another cookie, ie cookie- jam- cookie.
- 12In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make a glaze.
- 13Glaze the top of one side of each double cookie and place 2-3 cinnamon candies into the glaze.
- 14The candies are to be the holly berries.
- 15Allow glaze to set.
- 16Use a small clean paintbrush to paint several holly leaves and a stem on each cookie using green food coloring.
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Nutritional Facts for New Zealand Holly Cookies
Serving Size: 1 (76 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 15
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 277.0
- Calories from Fat 61
- Total Fat 6.8 g
- Saturated Fat 4.1 g
- Cholesterol 29.3 mg
- Sodium 84.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 52.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 35.9 g
- Protein 2.4 g