This rolled cookie dough recipe can be doubled, and it can be refrigerated for up to three days. To freeze wrap in plastic wrap and place in a zip closure freezer bag. Defrost in the refrigerator 24 hours. Be creative and use several of the decorating ideas below.
One cookie contains 60 calories; 3 g fat; 5 g cholesterol (if
using butter); 60 mg sodium; 7 g carbohydrate; 1g protein.
Use snowy sugar glaze to cover the cookies first, then use colored glaze to decorate in straight lines, drizzles, squiggly lines or dots. Let the glaze dry and harden to create a perfect work surface. Do not use egg yolk on cookies after they have been baked.
*Food Coloring comes in two forms, paste or liquid. The paste makes the most vivid and varied colors, but liquid can also work well. Start with a tiny amount of food coloring and add more until desired color is reached.
Adult supervision suggested. Do not eat raw egg yolk paint. Paint cookies before baking for food safety reasons. Raw eggs/yolks can cause foodborne illness. Wash hands after using raw egg yolk paint.
Place one can flaked or shredded coconut in a zip closure bag or jar with lid. Make sure you leave 3 inches of space in the top of the container for shaking. Add a 2 to 3 drops food color. Zip the bag or seal the jar and shake the container. Add more food color for darker colors.
Measure 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Place sugar in a jar with tight fitting lid. Add a few drops liquid food coloring and shake jar. Add more food coloring to get desired color for sugar. Sprinkle sugar on warm cookies or glaze, then sprinkle with colored sugar.
Decorating Tip -- Use a muffin tin to assemble all the decorations tinted coconut colored sugar, sprinkles, and candy balls.
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