- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- green and orange food coloring
- 5 licorice all sorts, thinly sliced
- 20 jelly beans, halved
- 5 gummy candies, cut into 4 pieces
- mini chocolate chips
- mixed candies for decorating
To make the cookies, beat the butter, sugar, and egg with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the flour. Using your hands, press the mixture together to form a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a large baking sheet with melted butter or oil. Roll out the dough between sheets of waxed paper to ¼ inch thick. Cut into shapes, using any desired cutters. Put the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Leave to cool. Divide and sift the confectioners’ sugar into bowls. Add the water and food coloring and stir well. Dip the front of each cookie into the frosting. While the frosting is still soft, decorate the cookies with candies.
Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.