Cookie Leaves Recipe

Summary

CuisineCourse
MethodDish

Ingredients

 Whole wheat pastry flour1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
 Honey1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Egg1
 Anise extract/1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Vanilla icing1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), divided
 Natural green food coloring3 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2443 Calories from Fat 1138

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 131 g201.2%

Saturated Fat 67.5 g337.4%

Trans Fat 10.8 g

Cholesterol 453.4 mg

Sodium 2226.3 mg92.8%

Total Carbohydrates 301 g100.4%

Dietary Fiber 15.5 g62%

Sugars 201.1 g

Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A 61.1% Vitamin C 0.83%

Calcium 50.4% Iron 31.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a medium-size bowl.
In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy.
Beat in honey and egg.
Stir in anise or vanilla extract.
Add dry ingredients, mixing in well.
Form into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill until firm, at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/8-inch thickness.
The dough will be soft.
Cut with a leaf-shaped cookie cutter, or cut a leaf from a piece of cardboard, and trace around it on dough with a knife.
Place leaves on ungreased baking sheets, and bake on middle shelf of oven for about 7 minutes, or until golden.
Cool on wire racks.
To 1 cup Vanilla Icing, add enough green food coloring to make a light green color.
Frost cooled cookies.
To remaining 1/2 cup frosting, add enough green food coloring to make a dark green color.
Place dark green icing into a pastry bag with a writing tip, and make dark green veins on leaves.
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