Solar Swirls

Solar Swirls

Moist, rich chocolate cookies are the perfect canvas for children to paint on.

60 min.prep time 1:50total time
4 dozen cookies
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1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


2 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Red and green food color


Decorator sugars and candies


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar, 1 cup butter and sour cream in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low, add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Shape rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly with palm of hand. (Dough will be soft and sticky. If dough sticks to hands, lightly flour hands.) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).

Stir together 2 cups powdered sugar and 3 to 4 tablespoons milk in small bowl for thin consistency. Divide glaze; tint with red and green food color.

To decorate cookies, frost two or three cookies at a time. Use small paintbrushes to apply drops of glaze; use toothpick to create swirled design. Sprinkle with decorator sugars or candies, if desired. Repeat with remaining cookies.

TIP: Ready-to-use decorator gels may be used instead of glaze.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 170

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #9125©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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