Poinsettia Blossoms

Bring festive color to your dessert with these beautiful flower-shaped cookies - perfect treat to impress your guests.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 36

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
30
drops red food color
1
egg
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2
cups all-purpose flour
Red sugar, if desired
About 3 dozen yellow candy-coated chocolate candies or other small yellow candies
  • 1 Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, food color, egg and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll in red sugar. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375ºF. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Make 6 cuts with sharp knife in top of each ball about three-fourths of the way through to make 6 wedges. Spread wedges apart very slightly to form flower petals (cookies will separate and flatten as they bake).
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown. Immediately press 1 candy in center of each cookie. Carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    85
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    35mg
    35%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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