Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Cookies 2008!

For Christmas Cookies 2008 we only got to two of the new recipes I wanted to try. The Marbled Chocolate Treats and the Orange Snowballs. The Orange Snowballs are delicious! Definitely a recipe keeper! Here it is:

1 c butter, softened

3/4 c sifted powdered sugar

1 Tbs finely shredded orange peel

2 tsp finely shredded orange peel

1 Tbs orange juice

2 2/3 c flour

3/4 c granulated sugar

1 tsp gold edible glitter (optional)

Beat butter on high speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in orange juice. Beat in as much flour as you can. Using a wooden spoon stir in the rest of the flour and 1 Tablespoon orange peel.

Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile combine the 3/4 c sugar and 2 tsp granulated sugar. Add edible glitter if desired. Roll the baked cookies, still slightly warm, in the sugar mixture. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

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