Sparkling Snowflake Cookies
Make exquisite ornaments and delectable gifts yet are very simple for kids and
grown-ups to bake and decorate together.
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)
- Assorted colored sugars, candy sprinkles, small candies or decorator icings
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In large bowl, combine half the dry cake mix with butter, egg and vanilla
extract; mix thoroughly with large spoon.
- Stir in remaining cake mix and oats; mix well.
- Divide dough in half. On well-floured surface, using a well-floured rolling
pin, roll each half to no more than 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with 3-inch
snowflake or other large holiday cookie cutter. Place about 1-inch apart on
ungreased cookie sheets. If cookies will be used as tree ornaments, poke a hole
at the top of each cookie with drinking straw before baking. (Repeat immediately
after baking if hole closes.)
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or just until set (centers may still be soft).
- Carefully remove to wire rack; cool completely.
- If desired, decorate cookies.
Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen
- Sprinkle with colored sugars, candy sprinkles or small candies before baking.
- Sprinkle baked cookies with powdered sugar as they cool.
- Frost cooled cookies with homemade or ready-to-spread frosting. Sprinkle with
glitter sugar or colored sugar.
- Squeeze melted dark or white chocolate, decorator frosting or decorator gel in
tubes onto cooled cookies.
- Dragees (small silver and gold ball-shaped decorations) are inedible and should
only be placed on cookies that will be used for decorations and not eaten.
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission):
Quaker Oats Company
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