Touch­down Cook­ies

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With some sim­ple sweet touches, you can trans­form reg­u­lar sugar cook­ies into a spe­cial treat for foot­ball fans at your pigskin party. —Sis­ter Ju­dith Labrozzi, Can­ton, OH Prep: 25 min. + chill­ing 10 min.

• Bake: + cool­ing

• Makes: 41/2 dozen

1 cup but­ter, soft­ened

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs, room tem­per­a­ture 1 tsp. vanilla ex­tract

3 cups all-pur­pose flour

2 tsp. cream of tar­tar

1 tsp. bak­ing soda GLAZE 4 cups con­fec­tion­ers’ sugar 8 to 10 Tbsp. hot water Black paste food col­or­ing 6 to 8 tsp. bak­ing co­coa

1. Cream but­ter and sugar un­til fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beat­ing well af­ter each ad­di­tion. Beat in vanilla. Com­bine the flour, cream of tar­tar and bak­ing soda; grad­u­ally add to the creamed mix­ture and mix well. Re­frig­er­ate un­til easy to han­dle, about 3 hours.

2. On a floured sur­face, roll dough to ¹₈-in. thick­ness. Cut with foot­ball­shaped and small ginger­bread man cookie cut­ters. Place 2 in. apart on un­greased bak­ing sheets.

3. Bake at 350° 8-10 min­utes or un­til lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

4. Com­bine con­fec­tion­ers’ sugar and enough hot water to achieve spread­ing con­sis­tency; beat un­til smooth. Di­vide glaze into thirds. Add food col­or­ing to one third; set aside. Stir co­coa into an­other third; spread over foot­ball cook­ies. Pipe white glaze for the foot­ball laces. Spread or pipe the re­main­ing white glaze over the ginger­bread men cook­ies to make shirts. Pipe black stripes over the shirts to re­sem­ble ref­eree stripes.

1 cookie: 108 cal., 4g fat (2g sat. fat), 16mg chol., 53mg sod., 18g carb. (12g sug­ars, 0 fiber), 1g pro.

TOUCH­DOWN COOK­IES

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