Puffy Christmas Geese

Puffy Christmas Geese

These fun cookies are no problem to shape into delightful, cinnamon-scented Christmas geese.

1:30 prep time
36 cookies
000 Ratings


1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon orange paste food color


Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, lemon zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Remove 1/4 cup dough. Place into bowl; stir in food color. Wrap both plain and orange doughs separately in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Divide plain dough into 36 portions. Shape each portion of plain dough into varying size small balls (1/8 to 1/2-inches), for each goose. Place balls onto ungreased cookie sheet forming 2x21/2-inch oval, resembling goose's body. Place 2 small balls onto oval for tail; pinch lightly to a point. Place 3 balls in a curve at top of oval for neck and head. Shape 2 tiny logs of orange dough for legs and triangular piece for beak. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 6-9 minutes or until set.

Recipe Tip

Often recipes indicate to refrigerate dough before rolling or shaping it. This helps firm the butter and make the dough more manageable.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 110

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11871©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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