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Easy Italian Christmas Cookies

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 3 servings
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You’re just three ingredients away from classic Christmas cookies. The quick glaze and candy sprinkles are—well—icing on the top.

Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
cup powdered sugar
2
teaspoons water
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
Candy sprinkles, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350° F.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough, 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened, and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake about 11 minutes or until dry and just starting to crack on top. Remove cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons water and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla until well combined. Add more water, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, if needed to make thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over tops of cooled cookies. Top with candy sprinkles.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350° F.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough, 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened, and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake about 11 minutes or until dry and just starting to crack on top. Remove cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons water and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla until well combined. Add more water, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, if needed to make thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over tops of cooled cookies. Top with candy sprinkles.

Expert Tips

Replace vanilla with anise extract for a more Italian flavor.

Make cookies ahead. Shape dough into balls, then cover and place in freezer. When ready to bake, just bring them out. Bake the whole batch, or just a few at a time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
983.6
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32.9g
51%
Saturated Fat
15.6g
78%
Cholesterol
83.2mg
28%
Sodium
1125.8mg
47%
Total Carbohydrate
148.5g
50%
Dietary Fiber
4.4g
18%
Sugars
43.9g
Protein
23.1g
% Daily Value*:
Calcium
22.70%
23%
Iron
38.20%
38%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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