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Pastel Tea Cookies

These glazed sugar cookies are perfect for nibbling between sips at a tea party, graduation or shower. —Lori Henry, Elkhart, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons meringue powder
  • 5 teaspoons water
  • Pastel food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. butterfly or flower cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and meringue powder; stir in water until smooth. Divide among small bowls; tint pastel colors. Spread over cookies; let stand until set.
Editor's Note
Meringue powder is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 82 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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