The baked-on frosting creatively decorates these cookies for a special holiday treat.
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3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, very soft
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons hot water
Sugar or decorator sugars
Combine sugar, 2/3 cup butter, corn syrup, egg and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl until smooth. Place frosting in plastic resealable food bag. (For best results, place only half of frosting in bag at a time.) Cut very small tip from one corner or fill pastry bag with #3 writing tip.
Roll out dough, one half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) on lightly floured surface, to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters (for example, snowflake, circle, diamond, star, etc.). Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Decorate cookies with frosting to create snowflake designs. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake 5-8 minutes or until set. If desired, sprinkle with sugar again while still warm. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack.
- For best results, use floured pastry cloth and stockinette-covered rolling pin.
- If frosting is too thick stir in 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot water; if too thin, stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons flour.
- To make snowflake ornaments: Carefully punch hole in top of baked cookies with drinking straw immediately after they come out of the oven. Cool; thread 1/8-inch ribbon through hole and tie into bow.
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This recipe makes beautiful cookies, especially with the sparkle of decorator sugar. They are more time consuming due to the piping of the contrast dough. It is worth every extra minute. The cookie is a delicious crisp chocolate wafer and makes an impressive standout presentation in an array of holiday cookies.