Sugar cookie ornaments

Yield: 48 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack DUNCAN HINES Golden Sugar Cookie Mix
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Milk
Assorted colored sugar crystals, cinnamon gems, nonpareils or decors
DUNCAN HINES Vanilla Layer Cake Frosting (opt)

1. Preheat oven to 375'F.

2. Combine cookie mix, contents of buttery flavor packet from Mix, egg and milk in large bowl. Stir until thoroughly blended. Form dough into 1" balls. Place 3" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Grease and flour bottom of drinking glass. Press gently to flatten cookies to form 2" circles.

3. Press end of drinking straw into top of each cookie to make hole.

Decorate cookies as desired or leave plain to frost.

4. Bake at 375'F. for 5-7 minutes or until set but not browned. Press straw through holes in top of cookies again. Cool 1 minute on baking sheets. Remove to cooling racks. Cool completely. Frost plain cookies, if desired.

5. String ribbon through holes in cookies. Tie at top.

Makes 3½ to 4 dozen cookies. TIP: Frosting can be divided and tinted with a few drops of red and green food coloring. Stir until well blended. Frost patterns on ornaments or frost and sprinkle with decors.

PAINTED ORNAMENTS: Combine 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water. Stir well.

Divide into 3 custard cups. Tint each with 1 drop different food coloring. Sketch design on unbaked cookie with top of knife. Use clean watercolor paint brushes to paint designs on cookies before baking. Bake and cool as directed.

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