Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Frosted Spice Cookies

Frosted Spice Cookies

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
15 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 small beaten egg
2 teaspoons mixed spice
pinch of salt
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 2 tablespoons hot water
a few drops food coloring

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. Grease 2 cookie sheets.

  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in the egg a little at a time.

  4. Sift in the flour, salt and spice. Mix everything well to make a ball of firm dough.

  5. Sprinkle some flour on a table and a rolling pin, then roll the dough out until it is about1/2cm(1/4inch) thick.

  6. Cut the dough into shapes. Gather up any dough left over, roll it out again and cut out more shapes.

  7. Put the cookies on the trays. Bake them on high shelf in the oven for about 15 minutes, until light brown.

  8. Put the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

  9. Mix the confectioner's sugar and hot water together in a bowl until smooth.

  10. Spoon the frosting into two or three cups and add a drop of different food coloring to each one. leave some white.

  11. When the cookies are cool, spoon half a teaspoon of frosting on to each one and spread it out evenly.

  12. Before the frosting sets, decorate the cookies with silver balls or anything else that you like.


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