New Zealand Holly Cookies

Recipe by Debbie Smith
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 15
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.
  • Cut in margarine (like pie dough).
  • Make a well in the center of the dough.
  • Combine egg and 1/4 cup milk and pour them into the well.
  • Stir dough until moist.
  • Flour a flat surface and roll dough out to 1/8" thick.
  • Cut into 2" circles.
  • Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes.
  • Place on a rack to cool.
  • Once cooled, place 1/2 tsp jam on the bottom of one cookie.
  • Cover the jam with another cookie, ie cookie- jam- cookie.
  • In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make a glaze.
  • Glaze the top of one side of each double cookie and place 2-3 cinnamon candies into the glaze.
  • The candies are to be the holly berries.
  • Allow glaze to set.
  • Use a small clean paintbrush to paint several holly leaves and a stem on each cookie using green food coloring.
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