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Tiny Tim Sandwich Cookies Recipe
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Tiny Tim Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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When I was growing up, my mother and I created special Christmas memories in the kitchen preparing these cute, bite-size cookies. Vary the food coloring for holidays throughout the year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring
  • 2 to 3 drops green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Red and green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 83 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and red food coloring; set aside. In another small bowl, combine remaining sugar with green food coloring; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Gradually add flour and mix well. Shape into 1/2-in. balls.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of two glasses with cooking spray, then dip one in red sugar and the other in green sugar. Flatten cookies alternately with prepared glasses, redipping in sugar as needed.
  4. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, cream and extract. If desired, tint half of the frosting red and the other half green. Frost the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Tiny Tim Sandwich Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p90

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 83 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Tiny Tim Sandwich Cookies

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

These were very delicious and festive looking. I made them for my family of 3 and they were gone within a day!!! I would say they were hit and I was told I have to make them again. I didn't have a problem working with the dough like others said. But I did use store bought vanilla icing and colored sprinkles bc I had them on hand so it was less I had to do.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

My family loved these cookies. However, they were not as flat as the cookies in the picture because the filling wasn't soft and if i pushed down on the cookies to frost, they would crumble. However, they tasted delicious and looked very festive on my cookie tray.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

I added an egg to the recipe making it easier to roll into balls and to keep their shape when baking. I didn't have almond extract but used lemon instead. More like 2 tsp. I also thought that coloring 1/2 c. of sugar was entirely too much for the amount of dough which came out as stated in the recipe.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

These aren't very good. They were really crumbly and they don't even really taste like a cookie. The dough was very hard to work with and I could barely get the cookie off the cookie sheet.

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

One quick bite of sweetness! These make an adorable addition to a cookie tray or fill up glass jars with them for quick gifts. These tiny cookies are perfect fo the littlest of elves!

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