Sunday, September 6, 2009

30 Days of Holiday Christmas Cookie Recipes! Holly Berry Cookies Day 3

Holly Berry Cookies

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam

2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Red-hot candies
Green food coloring

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk. Add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Spread jam on half of the cookies; top each with another cookie.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; spread over cookies. Decorate with red-hots before glaze is set. Let dry. Using a small new paintbrush and green food coloring, paint holly leaves on cookies. Yield: 2 dozen.

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