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.

4 comments:

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....
-Jessica

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.