Create several decorated holiday cookies with just one simple round cookie cutter.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 to 6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
Red, green and/or blue food color
Mini candy-coated chocolate pieces
Sweetened flaked coconut
Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, milk and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2-3 hours until firm.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 2/3 cup butter, vanilla and enough whipping cream for desired frosting consistency in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Reserve a portion of white frosting. Tint remaining portions of frosting with desired food colors. Spread or pipe frosting as desired.
- To pipe frosting, spoon into small resealable plastic food bag. Cut off 1 very small corner from bag. Pipe frosting as desired.
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I ice the cookies with white icing & after it sets up, I make green icing & design a Christmas tree on
top of the white icing and then use miniature M& M's as ornaments. They are so cute & adorable!!!