Friday, December 30, 2011

S+S chow: glittering sandwich cookies

We were not joking when we promised to be back with a recipe worthy of your most sparkling soiree! You're eyes are not playing tricks on you, these are glitter cookies friends. Glitter. Cookies. Does it get any more fabulous? These gems are not only gorgeous and glittery, they are delish. Sure to be the hit of any par-tay. These will certainly be making their way to our nye celebration. We just have one request... can we eat them everyday??
Glittering Sandwich Cookies {via the purl bee}
Makes  approximately 5 dozen cookies.

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/3 cups cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla 

1 teaspoon almond extract
Sanding sugars in various colors

2 cups confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons almond extract

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place flour, cornstarch and salt in a bowl, mix togetgher and set aside.

With electric mixer, mix butter, confectioners' sugar, almond extract and vanilla until fluffy.  
Add flour mixture and mix on low until dough forms. 

Place each sanding sugar into a small bowl.
Roll dough into balls, 1/2-inch in diameter, then roll balls in sanding sugar.  Place balls on parchment lined baking sheet, 3/4-inch apart.

Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Bottoms should just be turning golden.  Remove and place on cooling racks.

To Make Filling:
With electric mixer, mix all filling ingredients on medium until combined.
Complete Cookies:
With offset spatula place approximately 1/4 teaspoon of filling on half a cookie, sandwich the other half to form a ball.

Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Happy New Year to you and yours!! May 2012 be your best year yet! Love, L+L


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