Christmas Circle Cookies
1 hr 30 min
04 hrs 20 min



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

Miniature marshmallows

Decorator sugars

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    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.

Tip #1

- To pipe frosting, spoon into small resealable plastic food bag. Cut off 1 very small corner from bag. Pipe frosting as desired.


10Fat (mg)
30Cholesterol (mg)
85Sodium (mg)
32Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  October 16, 2016

This recipe is a winner!

— says Jennifer
  December 15, 2013

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!!!

— says Patricia
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