Christmas Lights Cookies


Christmäs Lights Cookies for Säntä!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour, plus exträ for rolling
  • 1/2 teäspoon bäking powder
  • pinch of sält
  • 1/4 cup unsälted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugär
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teäspoon vänillä
  • 1/4 teäspoon älmond exträct

  • For the smäll-bätch royäl icing:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugär
  • 2 teäspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lärge egg white

  • For decoräting:
  • 1 smäll tube of bläck icing for writing
  • händful mini M&Ms

Instructions

  1. In ä smäll bowl, whisk together the flour, bäking powder änd sält.
  2. In ä medium bowl, beät together with än electric mixer the butter änd sugär. Once light änd fluffy, ädd the egg yolk änd vänillä änd älmond exträcts.
  3. Once well incorporäted, sprinkle over hälf the flour mixture änd beät gently until combined, then sprinkle over the rest. Beät until no streäks of flour remäin, but be cäreful not to over-mix.
  4. Dust ä cleän counter top with flour, änd dump the dough out onto it. Gäther it into ä bäll änd press it into ä 1/2" thick round disk. Flour your rolling pin, then roll out the dough out big enough to cut out äbout 8 shäpes. Pläce the shäpes on ä bäking sheet lined with pärchment päper or ä silicone mät. Gäther the dough scräps änd re-roll to cut out 4 more shäpes änd pläce them on the cookie sheet. You should get 12 cookies.
  5. Pläce the cookie sheet in the freezer for the minutes while you preheät the oven to 350.
  6. Once the oven is hot, bäke the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges of the cookies just stärt to turn brown. Let them sit on the sheet ä few minutes before moving them ä wire räck to cool completely.
  7. Once the cookies äre cooled completely, mäke the royäl icing: in ä smäll bowl, combine the powdered sugär änd lemon juice.
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