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Feathered Friend Cookies

 Feathered Friend Cookies
The sky's the limit when you fix a flock of these tempting treats. Let your imagination soar as egg yolk glaze transforms plain sugar cookies into fanciful winged wonders.
21 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 4 to 6 egg yolks
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • paste or gel food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in eggs, sour cream and extracts. Combine flour,
  • baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a
  • 4-in. bird cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking
  • sheets.
  • For each color of glaze, beat 1 egg yolk and 1/4 teaspoon water in a

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Feathered Friend Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • custard cup; tint with paste food coloring. Decorate cookies as
  • desired. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool
  • completely. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Any sugar cookie dough can be used to make these cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 178 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.