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Mickey's Holly Leaf Christmas Cookies

Mickey's Holly Leaf Christmas Cookies

Looking for a fun and festive addition to your family's Christmas cookie recipe collection? Branch out with a batch of these berry merry holly treats. Your resident elves will have a blast sprinkling the tops with sparkly green sugar and adding the candy Mickeys.

You'll need:

  • Mickey's Holly Leaf Christmas Cookies Template
  • Batch of sugar cookie dough *
  • Scissors
  • Green food coloring
  • Disposable food preparation gloves (for kneading food coloring into the dough)
  • Flour
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Kitchen knife
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Water
  • Small Bowl
  • Pastry brush
  • Green colored sugar
  • Small tube decorating icing
  • Small chocolate candies with red shells, 2 sizes (such as M&M's and M&M's Minis)

* Note: Homemade sugar cookie recipes tend to work best for these cookies. If you don't already have a favorite, try a Classic Sugar Cookie Dough recipe that's especially tasty and reliable.
If you choose one of the ready-made refrigerated doughs sold at grocery stores, keep in mind that they tend to spread. You may want to knead in additional flour to stiffen it and then bake a single cookie to see how the dough holds up. If it still loses shape, try kneading in a bit more flour and then chilling the cookies before you bake them.

Instructions:

1. Print the template and cut out the leaf shape.

2. Knead green food coloring into the dough.

3. Working on a flour-dusted sheet of wax paper, roll out the plain dough 1/4 inch thick. Use the template and a kitchen knife to cut holly leaf shapes from the dough. Then use the knife to score a center vein in each leaf.

4. Transfer the cookies to a baking sheet and bake them according to the recipe directions. Allow the baked cookies to cool briefly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Make a glaze by mixing 1/4 cup confectioners sugar and 2 to 3 teaspoons water in a small bowl. Brush a little glaze on the center of each cookie leaf and sprinkle on a pinch of green colored sugar.

6. Add a holly berry Mickey to the base of each leaf by using decorating icing to stick on a red-shelled chocolate candy topped by a pair of smaller red-shelled chocolate candies.

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