Galaxy Cookies

Galaxy Cookies created by Diana Yen

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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  • 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.
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"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. Sue C.
    I’ve been making these for probably 30 years now! I started making them with mini Reese cups and Hershey Nugget candies. They are always a hit! I have tried with Rolos but were a fail because the caramel leaked out. Thank you for posting this recipe!
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  2. Sue C.
    What food coloring do you use to get such vibrant red & blue?
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  3. Diana Yen
    Galaxy Cookies Created by Diana Yen
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