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Kingsmill Resort Holiday Cookies

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  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cookie sheets with baking paper

Royal Icing

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 drops lemon juice


  1. Cookies: Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time until fluffy smooth. Scrape the bowl.
  3. Add flour and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Pipe the cookies or use a cookie press, leaving one inch between the cookies.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until they are a light golden color.
  6. Cool on wire rack.
  7. Royal Icing: Combine all the ingredients and whip on medium speed until it's a shiny and smooth consistency. This usually takes 2 to 4 minutes to achieve. Consistency can be adjusted by adding more or less egg white.

Posted by LladyRusty at Recipe Goldmine 12/7/2001 12:32 am.

Source: Chef Glenn Bossie, Kingsmill Resort and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia - 13NEWS Daybreak, Tuesday, December 19, 2000