Christmas Ball Ornaments Recipe
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Christmas Ball Ornaments Recipe

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Make a cute and colorful statement on your cookie platter with this easy recipe. This cookie rocks!
Featured In: Christmas Treats
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min., Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min., Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough (16-1/2 ounces)
  • Red and green paste food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 ornament: 195 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. On a lightly floured surface, knead flour into cookie dough just until blended. Divide into thirds. Tint one portion red; tint a second portion green. Leave remaining dough plain.
  2. Roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut four ornaments from each with a floured 3-1/4-in. round cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Cut four ornament stems from each color with a floured 3/4-in. round cutter; attach to ornaments.
  3. With the 3/4-in. round cutter, cut out holes across ornaments; replace with plain dough centers. With a straw or small pastry tip, cut out a small hole in each of the centers; replace with different colored centers.
  4. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Christmas Ball Ornaments in Cookies & More 2011 2011, p63

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