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It's that time of year!
Since 1937, Woman's Day magazine has been bringing up some great Holiday Cookie ideas, and their recent issue continues the tradition!
For those of you needing some new and different holiday cookies,
we've got 2 to share with you today!
TOTAL TIME 1 HR, MAKES 12 COOKIES, , COST PER COOKIE 12 CENTS
- Separate 12 standard Oreos.
- Press ½ tsp shredded coconut onto each cream piece (discard plain pieces).
- Separate 12 mini Oreos; scrape off and discard the cream.
- Cut 12 of the mini pieces in half.
- Using royal icing (see below), stick candy eyes and the cut side of half a banana Runt on one mini piece (for the face).
- Attach 2 half pieces to the body (for the wings).
- Stick the cut sides of 2 banana Runt halves into the cream for the feet.
- Repeat to create 12 penguins.
TOTAL TIME 12 MIN, MAKES 2 CUPS, COST $1.40
- Using an electric mixer, beat 3 large egg whites and ½ tsp cream of tartar on medium-high speed until foamy, about 1 minute.
- Reduce the speed to low and gradually add 1 lb confectioners’ sugar, beating until just incorporated.
- Increase the speed to high and beat until medium-stiff glossy peaks form, 5 to 7 minutes.
TOTAL TIME 2 HR, COST PER COOKIE 26 CENTS EACH
- Make 1 batch royal icing (see above) as directed and tint using gel food color as desired.
- Transfer 1/3 of each color to a separate pastry bag fitted with a fine tip.
- Use a few drops of water to thing the icing remaining in the bowls; place in separate pastry bags fitted with small round tips.
- Using the thicker icing, outline the hats, clothes, beards and faces of the elves on 24 Nutter Butter cookies.
- Fill the hats and clothes using the thinner icing.
- Let dry between colors.
- Use finely shredded coconut for Santa’s beard (while icing is wet) and use icing to attach sliced almonds for the elves’ ears.
Image Credit: Alexandra Rowley