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Puffy Christmas Geese

Puffy Christmas Geese

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

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1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 45 min
Total Time


1 cup sugar

1 1/4 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine sugar and butter 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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition (1 cookie)

110 Calories
6 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
75 Sodium (mg)
12 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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