stick unsalted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Decorating Icing (recipe follows)
You also need: 3-inch mitten and/or assorted snowflake cookie cutters, red and green paste food colors (see Note), ziptop bags, small paintbrushes, white sanding (fine crystal) or granulated sugar
- Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with mixer on high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, spices, and salt. On low, beat in flour until just blended.
- Shape dough into three 1-inch-thick disks. Wrap each and chill 1 hour or until firm.
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- On floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll out 1 disk at a time (keep rest refrigerated) to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out desired shapes with floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet(s). Reroll scraps.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes until bottoms and edges are just brown. Cool on sheet on a wire rack 3 minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.
- To ice and decorate mittens:Divide Decorating Icing among 3 bowls. Stir red color into 1 bowl, green into another; leave remaining icing white. Set aside some of each for piping; cover with plastic wrap.
- To thin icing for coating:Add drops of water until thin enough to spread without dripping. Cover.
- To pipe before coating (to keep thinned icing from flowing off cookie):Spoon unthinned icing into ziptop bags. Cut tip off a corner; pipe outlines on cookies. Let dry.
- To coat (if using more than one color, let first dry):Dip a brush into thinned icing. Spread to piped border. Let set 3 hours.
- To pipe after coating:Pipe details. Let dry at least 6 hours before storing.
- For pulled effect (such as holly leaves and designs on mittens):Pipe lines or dots on iced cookies before thinned icing dries. Draw a toothpick across the lines, wiping the toothpick between each stroke.
- Snowflakes:Pipe white designs; let dry. Sprinkle with sugar; gently shake off excess.
- Decorating Icing:In a large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat 1 pound confectioners' sugar (3 3/4 cups) and 3 tablespoons Just Whites (powdered egg whites, see Note) until combined. Add 6 tablespoons water; beat until blended. Increase mixer speed to high and beat 8 minutes or until icing is very thick and white. Makes 2 1/2 cups.
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