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Handprint Cookies

Enjoy these decorative sugar cookies that can be ready in an hour – perfect for a dessert.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 3
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
Colored sugars or decorating icings and gels, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.Cut well-chilled dough in half. Refrigerate remaining dough while rolling first half. Sprinkle work surface with flour; coat sides of dough with flour. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking.
  • 2 Using 3- to 3 1/2-inch hand-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour, cut hand shapes. If decorating with colored sugars, sprinkle over hand shapes. Place shapes 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Refrigerate cutouts on cookie sheet for 15 minutes before baking to prevent the "fingers" from baking together.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; carefully remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Decorate as desired with sugars, icings or gels.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.Cut well-chilled dough in half. Refrigerate remaining dough while rolling first half. Sprinkle work surface with flour; coat sides of dough with flour. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking.
  • 2 Using 3- to 3 1/2-inch hand-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour, cut hand shapes. If decorating with colored sugars, sprinkle over hand shapes. Place shapes 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Refrigerate cutouts on cookie sheet for 15 minutes before baking to prevent the "fingers" from baking together.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; carefully remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Decorate as desired with sugars, icings or gels.

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Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a teacher and civil rights leader, "Kwanzaa" is Swahili for "first fruits of the harvest."

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie without Decorations
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
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.