Glistening Icicles

Glistening Icicles
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Tender buttermilk cookie dough is twisted into sweet, tempting icicles in this cookie recipe.
1:15
Prep Time
3:50
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

3/4 cup
sugar
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
buttermilk*
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 teaspoons
almond extract
2 1/4 2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Glaze

1 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon
almond extract
2 to 3 tablespoons
water
Silver or white edible glitter
Ribbon
 
*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1/4 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add buttermilk, egg and 2 teaspoons extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough in half; shape each half into 5-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F.
  4. Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices. Roll each slice into 9-inch rope, tapering from center to ends. Fold rope in half and twist, pinching end into a point. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining slices. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.
  5. Poke hole in top of each cookie with toothpick or straw to hang icicles. Cool completely on wire rack placed over waxed paper.
  6. Combine powdered sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon extract in bowl. Gradually add enough water for thin glazing consistency. Brush glaze over cooled cookies with pastry brush. Immediately sprinkle edible glitter on cookies. Let stand until set. Thread ribbon through hole in each cookie to hang.

Recipe Tips

Edible glitter comes in a wide array of colors. Shop for it at gourmet kitchen stores, gourmet food stores or cake decorating stores. The thin flakes of glitter catch light and add sparkle to your cookies.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
90
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
14g
Protein
1g
Fat
3.5g
Sodium
45mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I made this cookie last year and I was constantly catching my son sneeking these out of the cookie jar. This is an easy and delicious treat that is a family favorite.

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