Elf Cookies Recipe
Originally published as Elf Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p20
tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
drops red food coloring
milk chocolate M&M's
about ⅔ cup
about 4 teaspoons
brown M&M's miniature baking bits
about 1 tablespoon
red M&M's miniature baking bits
about 1-½ teaspoons
In a small bowl, beat cookie dough and flour until combined.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface to ⅛-in. thickness.
Cut with a floured 1-¾-in. x 3-¼-in. diamond cookie cutter.
Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
For one batch of glaze, in a small bowl, combine ¾ cup confectioners' sugar, 4-½ teaspoons milk and ¼ teaspoon extract.
Remove 1 tablespoon glaze to another bowl.
Tint remaining glaze with 3 drops food coloring.
Working with one cookie at a time, spread red glaze over top half of cookie.
Place one M&M at top for tassel and four M&M's across edge of glaze for hat brim.
For ears, place two almonds above M&M's on each end.
Dip baking bits in plain glaze; place brown bits on cookie for eyes and a red bit for nose. Repeat with 13 more cookies.
Make second batch of glaze with remaining confectioners' sugar, milk, extract and food coloring.
Decorate remaining cookies as above.
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