Sunday, December 25, 2016

Copycat Animal Cookies

I have a great long Christmas break with my kids this year, so the first week of it, we've done a lot of fun holiday baking! We also tried some new recipes. This one was one of their favorites. And with it being Christmas, we made Christmas shapes instead of animals. Super fun! We may have to try some hearts for Valentines.

Recipe from: Frugal Girls

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Dipping chocolate 
Rainbow nonpareils
  1. In your stand mixer, cream together the butter and powdered sugar on medium speed until fluffy.
  2. Add in the flour and baking powder and mix until combined.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the dough is firm enough to roll out.
  4. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Flour your work surface, rolling pin and top of dough. 
  6. Grab half of the dough and roll out to an 1/4 inch thick. 
  7. Cut your cookies out and place on cookie sheets. Continue process until your sheet is filled.
  8. Once completed stick the sheet in the fridge while you warm up the oven to 300 degrees.
  9. Once your oven is heated bake the cookies for 13 minutes until lightly browned, being careful not to burn.
  10. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes then cool completely on a wire rack. Continue process, in several batches, until all the dough is used.
  11. After your cookies have cooled completely, dip in chocolate and sprinkle with rainbow nonpareils.

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