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Scottie Cookies

These decked-out doggies are all bundled up in colorful sweaters for the holidays. The frosted sugar cookies are almost too adorable to eat! — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 2-1/2 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
  • Makes
    7 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Black liquid food coloring
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • Red and green paste food coloring
  • Assorted sprinkles


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and corn syrup. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Divide dough in thirds. Shape each into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. dog-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cream cheese and corn syrup. Add enough milk to make a thin spreading consistency. Divide in half; tint one half with black food coloring and leave remaining half plain.
  • For royal icing, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water and meringue powder; beat on low speed just until combined. Beat on high for 4-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Divide in half; tint one portion red and the other green. (Keep unused icing covered at all times with a damp cloth.)
  • Decorate cookies as desired with frosting, icing and sprinkles. Let dry at room temperature for several hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 99 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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