Galaxy Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 25 cookies




  • 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.