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Food for Thought - Rapids' Blog
'Tis the season for baking Christmas cookies and, fortunately, to help you celebrate the season, Rapids has their sheet pans on sale at blowout prices. On top of those great prices, any web store purchase made between Dec. 12th and Dec. 19th of 2016 will include a free set of stainless steel measuring spoons as a holiday gift from us to you!.
Every cook needs a few easy Christmas Cookie recipes that help move that cookie production into overdrive. These Painted Sugar Christmas Trees are easy and fun to make and just take minutes.
Premade refrigerated sugar cookie roll
Rainbow food sprinkles
Green sugar cooking glitter
1 tube white decorating frosting.
Ingredients for the Paint
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon water
Green food coloring gel
Directions For Making Cookie Paint:
Mix together egg yolk, water, and food coloring till you get the color you want.
Directions for Making the Cookie:
Slice the cookie roll into 1/2" rounds
Cut out a triangle from the round
Break pretzel sticks in half
Stick 1/2 pretzel stick in the base of the triangle to make the trunk of your tree
Place 1" apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until dough has spread
Pull out of oven and, using a pastry brush, paint your cookie with your cookie paint
Place back in oven and cook for an additional minute
Pull cookies out of oven and sprinkle with green sugar glitter, then sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles
When the cookies have cooled, decorate with white frosting so the trees look snow-capped