Friday, December 5, 2008

12 Days of Cookies - day 5

Today we're sharing the Most Beautiful Cookie recipe from our cookie swap. Winning this category hands-down was sweet Kelsey from Vanilla Joy and her Circus Animal Cookies. It was almost impossible to get a picture of these - my kids could not stop eating them!

Kelsey's Homemade Circus Animal Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Cream butter and sugar together, add eggs one at a time and mix well. Sift dry ingredients into the wet and mix until dough forms. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.

Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes and transfer to baking sheet. Obviously Kelsey did darling star shapes but you can use any little cookie cutter you like. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes or until set and slightly golden.

Melt one package of almond bark according to package instructions. Add 2 spoonfuls of shortening to thin the mixture. Dip cookies into melted almond bark and lay on wax paper. Coat with sprinkles immediately. Let dry 30 minutes.


Cafe Johnsonia said...

I've been wanting to try this recipe. They look so cute with the red sprinkles. I think we may just have to make these today...

The Mathews Four said...

Only 6 eggs? Hee Hee! That looks like an awesome recipe! You are really getting me excited about wrapping up some projects around here. I think I'm going to have to try every one of these yummy recipes you've posted so far! I loved your Snickydoos that you posted a few months back. I've never been much of a cookie baker but those were so fool proof and delicious! You sure do have great cookie taste! Thanks for sharing! Wish I had been able to make it to the cookie exchange. Next year....

AnickH said...

6 eggs/ 6 cups flour and only 1 cup butter? was that a type error? it says 6 eggs on vanillajoy site also but that just seems wrong. did u really make these and dd they really turn out? most sugar cookie recipes that call for 1 cup butter only call for 1 egg

jeri said...

The cookie comes out puffy and soft, like those big pink cookies in vending machines. So not a traditional sugar cookie.