Holiday Painted Cookies

From MCCORMICK

Makes 24 cookies

 

Make a quick and easy glaze for cookies by warming canned white frosting in the microwave. Then paint colorful designs on the cookie shapes using Flavor Paints – a fragrant mix of vanilla or lemon extract and food color.

INGREDIENTS

2 1/3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon MCCORMICK Ground Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon MCCORMICK Ground Nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 egg

2 teaspoons MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract

2 containers (16 each ounces) white frosting

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually stir in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

2.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough on generously floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes with holiday cookie cutters. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

4.Spoon 1 container of the frosting into medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds. (Frosting should be a pourable consistency.) Dip tops of cookies into frosting. Microwave remaining container of frosting, as needed. Place frosted cookies on wire rack, set over foil-covered baking sheet. (The baking sheet will catch drips.) Let stand 10 minutes, or until frosting is dried.

5.Prepare desired colors of Holiday Flavor Paints (see below). Using small clean paint brushes, paint designs on cookies.

HOLIDAY FLAVOR PAINTS

Winter Sky: 1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Lemon Extract and 2 drops MCCORMICK Blue Food Color

Holly Berry: 1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon MCCORMICK Red Food Color

Rosy Cheeks: 1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Vanilla Extract and 5 drops MCCORMICK Red Food Color

Coal: 1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon MCCORMICK Black Food Color

Evergreen: 1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon MCCORMICK Green Food Color

Candle Light Yellow: 1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon MCCORMICK Yellow Food Color

Tinsel: 1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Vanilla Extract and 1 drop MCCORMICK Black Food Color

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at mccormick.com