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