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Buttery Bow Cookies Recipe

Buttery Bow Cookies Recipe

My aunt shared this recipe with me many years ago. Family and friends look for these tasty edible bows on my cookie trays each Christmas.—Diana Mangelsen, Frederic, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:72 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Red and green colored sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Combine egg and cream; gradually beat into crumb mixture until a ball forms. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Divide dough into three portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into an 8-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with colored sugar. Cut into 8-in.-long x 1/4-in.-wide strips. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; form into bows.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before carefully removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 59 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein

Reviews for Buttery Bow Cookies

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"The test kitchen has reviewed and retested this recipe to make the cookies sweeter. We added 1 cup of confectioners' sugar to the flour mixture and feel people will be pleased with the result. The correction will be made here soon.

Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"These cookies are terrible!!! With no sugar in the dough they aren't sweet at all! I wouldn't recommend this to anybody!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"Looks pretty, but extremely bland. Definitely will not waste butter, egg and whipping cream again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"I wish I could gie a negative star rating. Terrible cookies. No sugar in the dough! That was the problem. My husband advised me to throw them in the trash. What a waste."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"wish I had read reviews before I wasted 1 cup of butter!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"From now on I will read the reviews before I try a new recipe. This is the worst CHRISTMAS Cookie I ever made and tasted. It is like eating plain piecrust-Should have known when there was no sugar in the dough. The dough was difficult to handle, kept breaking and the bow was not easy to make. Threw out the whole recipe! The should be taken off the Christmas cookie list!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"awful cookies... no taste whatsoever. I threw out remaining dough and cookies. My husband even spit them out. I hate to be so negative but these are not passable. Sorry"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"this baked and tasted like a pie crust. Are there steps and ingredients missing? Can't use these for what I intended and must find something else to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"This recipe almost seems like it is missing something. These do not have any sweet taste and there are no hints on how to make the bows"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"I had to add a little more liquid to the recipe to make the dough more pliable to shape the bows. They are not sweet at all except for the sugar on top although I would call them "rich" because of the cream. Definitely a cookie for tea or coffee. Too much work for not enough flavor so I will not make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"Very very bland. I even added some sugar and vanilla extract in moderation after reading the other reviews and they were still bland. The only thing that makes it a remotely okay recipe is the sugar on top, but it's difficult to get it to stay on. Definitely will not make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"bland taste, hard to get dough to a ball, too dry, is the recipe correct?? should there be some sugar in the dough, threw it out, dissapoining."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"Cookie dough lacks taste-tempting appeal - maybe adding vanilla or almond extract with the cream/egg would improve results. The shape of the cookies will look good on our tray, but they will need to be iced.

One change I tried: added food color to the cream/egg mixture before mixing with flour. The bows were eye-appealing.
Like another reviewer, I did not make the last 1/3 of the cookies and I will not use this recipe again, although I will keep in mind the idea of shaping dough into bows."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"Dry, tasteless, hard to work with. Not even going to finish baking them. Throwing the dough away."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"Very pretty but if chilled as directed the dough is too hard to form a bow. I let it come back to room temp, next time I will add more cream or less flour. Yummy flavor!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"rich but not sweet at all! I suggest rolling out in sugar, not flour, and sprinkling with lots of sugar. May need to grease the pan. These remind me of Cream Wafers (that are filled with frosting!)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"Very Dry, hard to manipulate into bows. all-in-all won't make this again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I ended up making my strips look like ribbon candy...was having a hard time mastering the bows haha, but the recipe was great! Thanks."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"Kinda dry. Will do again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"Please show the recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"Very easy and tasty!"

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