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Holiday Miniatures

 Holiday Miniatures
White candy coating adds sweetness to these bite-sized treats. Adding sprinkles and colored sugar to my mom's recipe makes them as much fun to bake as to eat.
60 ServingsPrep: 70 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • Colored sugar and/or nonpareils


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in vanilla and lemon juice. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture
  • and mix well. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic wrap;
  • refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to
  • 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 1-in. cookie cutters. Place 1
  • in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip cookies in
  • coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking
  • sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar and/or nonpareils. Refrigerate
  • for 30 minutes or until set. Yield: 10 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 86 calories, 5 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.