Recipe: Winter Veil Cookie
Winter Veil Cookie
Just in time for Winter Veil .. or Christmas in the real world.
1 cup of sugar
2 sticks of unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Christmas Tree cookie cutter
1 cup of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of milk
Blue and Green food coloring
White frosting tubes (about 3 small ones)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat sugar, softened butter (about 30 seconds in the microwave is fine), eggs, marshmallow creme and vanilla in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until thoroughly blended (I use my hands). Cover with plastic wrap and set in the fridge for an hour to harden.
Spread some powdered sugar over your surface and roll out your dough. Stamp with the cookie cutter, remove excess and place on the baking pan. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes (I do 8 w/ a dark pan). Cool completely.
Mix powdered sugar and milk with a spoon until smooth. Add blue and green food coloring until you reach the desired color. I used 14 drops of green and 16 drops of blue. This mixture will be thin.
With a paintbrush, coat the cookies with the frosting mixture. Let the frosting dry and repeat 2 more times (or more for a darker color). When the last coat is dry, sprinkle on a little powdered sugar. Line the edges of the tree (w/ the exception of the trunk) with the white frosting tube. If you’re using white frosting from a jar, you can get a ziplock bag, fill it with frosting and cut off a tiny corner at the bottom.
If you want to take an easier road, use store-bought cream cheese or vanilla frosting and add food coloring. If you don’t have a Christmas Tree cookie cutter, you can just roll up little balls and flatten them to make perfect circle cookies. You can also make a huge tree by cutting it out by hand with an Xacto Knife.
Notes (and mistakes I made along the way)
The reason I used the first frosting is because I wanted the green to be in a very thin layer, so the white outline stood out more. The two frostings taste about the same. Initially, I made the mistake of thinking it would be a good idea to use egg yolk and food coloring and brush it on the tops of the cookie prior to baking. End result: Jon said it felt like eating a scab. So, don’t do that.