Stamped by Design Cookies Recipe
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Stamped by Design Cookies Recipe

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“I was afraid if I frosted cookies to give for gifts at Christmastime, they would stick together when stacked in tins,“ relates Sherry Lee of Columbus, Ohio. “So I came up with this idea to use a foam stamp to create an indented design for the frosting. They’re so easy!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:72 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 1 package chocolate or white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Sugar
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • Assorted food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 52 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs and oil until blended. Roll into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
  2. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until tops are set. Lightly press a 1-1/2-in. cookie cutter onto cookies making a slight indentation. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired. Place icing in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Carefully pipe icing into indentations. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Stamped by Design Cookies in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p53

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"theses are fun to make, i have made them for 2 years now,my kids like them!!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"It took a few tries to learn just how deep to make the imprints and how just how much icing to fill them with."

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