Glittering snowflakes
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Glittering snowflakes
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:56:09 AM. Recipe ID 18215. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Glittering snowflakes
 Categories: Cookies, Christmas, Icing, Address
      Yield: 60 Servings
    2/3 c  Butter or margarine
      1    3 oz pkg. cream cheese,
  1 3/4 c  All purpose flour
    3/4 c  Sugar
      1    Egg yolk
    1/2 ts Baking powder
    1/2 ts Vanilla
    1/2 ts Finely shredded lemon peel
  "For a smooth glaze, dip the surface of the cookie into the icing.
  Then turn the cookie right side up and clean away the excess icing on
  the edges with a small spatula."
  Powdered sugar icing Edible glitter or colored sugar
  Beat margarine or butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric
  mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add softened cream
  cheese. Beat till combined.  Add about half of the flour, the sugar,
  egg yolk, baking powder, vanilla, and lemon peel.  Beat till
  thoroughly combined. Beat or stir in remaining flour.  Divide dough
  in half. Cover and chill 2 hours or till easy to handle.
  Roll each half of dough into 1/8" thickness.  Using a 2 to 3 inch
  snowflake cookie cutter, cut out dough.  Place cookies 1/2 inch apart
  on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in a 375 oven about 5 minutes or
  till edges are firm. Cool on wire rack.  Frost with powdered-sugar
  icing and sprinkle with edible glitter or colored sugar.  Makes about
  Powdered sugar icing:  Stir together 1-1/2 cups sifted powdered
  sugar, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, and 1 to 2 Tbsp. milk till of spreading
  Note:  The 2 and 3 inch snowflake cutters and edible glitter are
  available by mail from Maid of Scandinavia, 3244 Raleigh Ave.,
  Minneapolis, MN 55416; 1-800-328-6722
  From: Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies 1992 Shared 

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Recipe ID 18215 (Apr 03, 2005)

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