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Buttery Bow Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

6 dozen

My aunt shared this recipe with me many years ago. Family and friends look for these tasty edible bows on my cookie trays each Christmas.—Diana Mangelsen, Frederic, Wisconsin
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Red and green colored sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Combine egg and cream; gradually beat into crumb mixture until a ball forms. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  2. Divide dough into three portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into an 8-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with colored sugar. Cut into 8-in.-long x 1/4-in.-wide strips. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; form into bows.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before carefully removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 59 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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