Monday, October 18, 2010
Cookie Recipe #289 - Honey-Lemon Halloween Cut-outs
This cookie has a zip to it (lemon), but the honey mellows it along with the simple powdered sugar and milk glaze. Could be used at any time of the year in any shape you desire.
Ingredients: 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup shortening, 2/3 cup honey, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt. Glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar, milk (1 tablespoon at a time until of spreading consistency), sprinkles.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large mixing bowl combine granulated sugar, shortening, honey, egg, and lemon extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until thoroughly combined. (If sticky, refrigerate at least 30 minutes).
Roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes with flour-dipped cookie cutters. Place about 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 7-8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Make glaze: In small bowl combine powdered sugar and 1-2 tablespoons milk. Continue adding milk and stirring, one tablespoon at a time, until of spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies and top with sprinkles of choice.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
"Betty Crocker's Cookie Book", Western Publishing Company, Inc., Racine, Wisconsin, 1981.