Poinsettia Cookies

Welcome to Day 2 of Christmas Cookie Week!
Today I am sharing a delightful little poinsettia cookie that is created on top of an easy drop sugar cookie.
The sugar cookie recipe is one of my tried & true recipes…just dressed up for a special occasion.
This cookies takes a little patience to decorate, but the pretty sure does make up for the extra effort!
And be sure to head over to my friend Grace’s blog, Sense & Simplicity, to see what she has in store for you today!
Sugar Cookies
{makes approx. 4 dozen}
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tbsp. milk or cream
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups of flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
To Decorate:
2 cups of your favourite white frosting, or purchase white frosting
candied red cherries, cut into slivers
candied green cherries, chopped small
1. Pre-heat oven to 350. In large bowl, cream together butter & white sugar. Add eggs, milk and vanilla and mix well.
2. In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until dough is formed.
4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto cookies sheets. Press each cookie gently with fork.
5. Bake 6-10 minutes, or until cookies are puffed up and edges are slightly golden.
6.  Cool completely on wire racks.
7. Frost cookies with white frosting. Add 5 slivers of red candied cherry to each cookie to make poinsettia. Add chopped green cherry to center.
These pretty poinsettia cookies would be so pretty for a Christmas tea or luncheon, and would also make a lovely star attraction on any cookie platter!
If you would like to see the Christmas Cookie from Day 1 of Christmas Cookie Week, please go here.

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  1. says

    Wow! Very Pretty! Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas! I would love for you to see my centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table :) I am visiting you from Savvy Southern Style!

  2. says

    I absolutely love these cookies! I've seen several of your other great ideas at other link parties as well. I would love for you to share this and any of your other great ideas at the link party going on now at 'Or so she says …' (every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! ~Mariel http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  3. says

    Thank you so much. I am definitely going to make these for friends. I usually make rolled and cookie cutter sugar cookies, but they are much more difficult to make I think. Happy Day! :)

  4. says

    These are gorgeous! I love how you used the holiday cherries that are all over grocery stores for this recipe — I always keep a stock on hand this time of year! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

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