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Holiday Ornament Cookies

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 Holiday  ornament cookies
2010-05-08 Other
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Homemade decorated ornament cookies!

  • Servings: 40
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 1 hour


½ cup Butter, softened
⅓ cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
¼ cup Honey
1 Egg
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
3 cups All-purpose Flour
¼ tsp Salt
• Frosting:
6⅔ cups Confectioners' Sugar
½ cup Water
1 Tbsp Light Corn Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Food Coloring
9 Yards of 1/8"-wide Ribbon In
Christmas Colors of Your Choice
Christmas Cookie Cutters or Sizes of Your Choice



• In a bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in the honey, egg and vanilla. Gradually add the flour and salt.

• Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll to an 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters dipped in flour. Transfer cutouts to ungreased baking sheets.

• Using a straw, make a hole in the top of each cookie. Remove the center circle of dough. Bake the cookies at 350° for 6 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove the cookies to wire racks to cool.

• For frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, water, corn syrup and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Tint the frosting with liquid or paste food coloring in desired colors.

• Place each color of frosting in a pastry or plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the tip of each bag. Spread and pipe frosting onto cookies as desired.

• If desired, create stitch marks on a stocking or veins on holly leaves by dipping a toothpick in food coloring and painting on the lines.

• For hanging loops, cut forty 8-in. strips of 1/8-in.-wide ribbon. Thread a ribbon strip through the hole in each cookie and tie the ends into a bow. Yield: 40(3-inch) cookies.

Crafter thoughts: —To help give your frosting a smooth look, work quickly when spreading it on the cookies. —Write a name on each treat by painting the letters with a toothpick dipped in food coloring or by piping them using plain or tinted frosting. Then serve the cookies after a holiday meal.