At the holidays, candied fruit deserves more than a place in a fruitcake and this recipe gives it another place to shine. These charming and tasty reindeer cookies are full of red and green cherries, and even more fruits are used to decorate, making them an unexpected delight on any holiday table or tree.
Decorating Frosting (recipe follows).
Glace Whole Red and Green Cherries.
Glace Green Pineapple Wedges.
Glace Orange Peel.
Beat butter in large bowl until fluffy; beat in sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Mix in combined flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk. Mix in chopped Glace Cherries. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with reindeer cutter. Bake on cookie sheets in pre-heated 350-degree oven until just beginning to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Make frosting. Spoon frosting into pastry bag fitted with writing tip. Pipe frosting on cookies. Decorate with Paradise Glace Fruit and silver dragees, attaching with a little frosting.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
2-2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar.
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened.
1 teaspoon vanilla.
1/2 to 1 tablespoon milk.
Mix sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to make desired consistency. Frosting must be firm enough to hold a shape when piped through a pastry tip. If frosting is too thin, beat in a little more sugar; if frosting is too thick, beat in milk, adding a few drops at a time.
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