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Spice Packages

Makes: 48 servings Yield: 48 cookies
Prep 40 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 375°F8 hrs  batch
Spice Packages
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cardamom
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  tablespoon  milk
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3 - 4  tablespoons  coarse white or clear sugar (not pearl)
  • 1  recipe Red Icing
Directions

1. Beat butter on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add sugar, cardamom, and salt; beat until combined, scraping bowl. Beat in milk and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can; stir in any remaining. Divide dough in half; shape into two 8-inch logs. To form a square log, press logs flat on work surface. Roll logs in coarse sugar. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 2 to 24 hours or until firm enough to slice.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On cutting board, cut logs in 1/4-inch slices; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on rack. Pipe Red Icing ribbons and bow. Makes 48 cookies.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Store cookies between sheets of waxed paper in container up to 1 week at room temperature. Freeze up to 3 months.
  • Nutrition facts are given per cookie.
Red Icing

Yield: 1/3 cup
Cook 18 mins to 21 mins
Ingredients
  • 2  tablespoons  softened butter
  • 1  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  milk
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  •  Red food coloring
Directions

1. Beat butter on medium to high until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar; beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Add milk for piping consistency; tint red. Makes 1/3 cup.

Nutrition Facts (Spice Packages)
  • Servings Per Recipe 48,
  • cal. (kcal) 67,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 9,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 35,
  • Potassium (mg) 8,
  • calcium (mg) 0,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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