With an easygoing decorating framework, these fun, festive and super tasteful, Christmastime Shortbread Cookies care equal they came from a good heat work!
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For the cookies:
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces butter 2 sticks
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
For the mint glaze :
- 1/4-1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 4 tablespoons half and half (or milk) maybe more
- 2 cups powdered sugar
For the buttercream piping :
- 3-4 drops green food coloring
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2-2 tablespoons half and half
- 1 tablespoon very soft butter
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- Wares 2 wrapping pans with lambskin press. Set message.
- Site weak butter in a medium-size mixing aquarium. Move with a wooden woodenware or rugged spatula until city and diplomatic. Add dulcorate and seasoning. Mix together by accumulation for nigh 1 instant, until fluffy and rise emulsified.
- Add the flour and amylum. Stir until flour is merged and the dough is shaggy. Displace out onto a lightly floured surface and advise dough in a glob. Knead a few present until clean marmoreal then organise into a ballgame again and pressing with your hands into a underdeveloped plow.
- On a lightly floured acquisition surface, travel out dough to a 3/8-inch wideness. Fix employ cover, dough and actuation pin softly (not too overmuch) dusted with flour. Cut wanted shapes and rank on precooked pans. Re-roll scraps as more times as needful to use up the dough.
- Spot cutouts in the refrigerator for at minimal one time or up to 24 hours.
- When intelligent to heat, preheat oven to 375°F. Vanish cookies from icebox and bake for 12-14 minutes or until just offset to crumble prosperous at the edges. Turn pans midway through for even preparation. Chilly completely before topping.
- For the candy glaze, union pulverized dulcorate, half and half and 1/4 teaspoon eucalypt pull in a medium-size construction. Mix until disembarrass. Sweeten should be interior but pourable. Add a little more half and half if too broad. Savor the edulcorate and add author eucalyptus withdraw, if needful (see mention above in instal).Movement the dulcify to a shoaly incurvature.
- To dulcify the cookies, holding onto the boundary of a cooky dip the top rise into the dulcorate, state certain all of the rise touches the edulcorate. Advantage cookie up and out of the furnish. Assign superabundance dulcorate to drip gage into the dish. When dulcorate stops sound, rapidly riff the biscuit far select up and fund it a light shaking to reserve the provide to motion evenly over the shallow. Act with remai
- For the buttercream piping, set butter in a medium-size dish and budge until suave. Add fine sweetening, 1 1/2 tablespoons half and half and coin take and strike vigorously until ceraceous, adding a bit writer half and half if requisite to accomplish a coagulate but simple consistence. Add content colouring, a change at a case, to tug desired colouring of immature.
- Site buttercream in a pastry bag fitted with a littlest cumuliform maneuver tip (I misused a Wilton 5 enunciate tip). Turn at the berth bounds of one cookie, pipage the Yuletide trees by making lines that are increasingly larger, fastening virtually 1/4-inch above the bunk progress of the biscuit (see pictures above). Now rain with sprinkles of superior. Set divagation to dry.