Christmas Cookie Packages

"Wow" your family and friends this holiday season with these beautiful and delicious Christmas cookies.

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  • prep time 2 hr 10 min
  • total time 3 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 60
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon cream of tartar
Decorating icings (any color from 4.25-oz tubes)
Snowflake or star candy decors, if desired
Edible glitter, if desired

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  • 1 In large bowl, mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Divide dough in half. Roll half of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Decorate tops of each package with icings to form ribbon and bow; arrange with candies and sprinkle with glitter.
  • 1 In large bowl, mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Divide dough in half. Roll half of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Decorate tops of each package with icings to form ribbon and bow; arrange with candies and sprinkle with glitter.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you forget to remove your cookies from the cookie sheets in time and the cookies seem to stick, pop the whole sheet back in the hot oven for a minute or two. The heat should soften the cookies slightly, making them easier to remove.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.