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Raspberry Poinsettia Blossoms

Recipe from Betty Crocker: The Big Book of Cookies

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Cooks&Books&Recipes Editors, on
Raspberry Poinsettia Blossoms:

Aren’t these just beautiful? The only other thing I have to say is: these Raspberry Poinsettia Blossoms are as easy to make as they are gorgeous to look at. Read the recipe below. S-I-M-P-L-E. Oh, and they’re delicious too! Just what we all need at this time of the year. Happy holidays!

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Raspberry Poinsettia Blossoms

Featured Recipe From: Betty Crocker: The Big Book of Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box (4-serving size) raspberry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons yellow candy sprinkles

Directions:

1.  In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla, gelatin and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. On low speed, beat in flour.

2.  Shape dough into 11/4-inch balls. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

3. Heat oven to 375°F. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. With sharp knife, make 6 cuts in top of each ball about three-fourths of the way through to make 6 wedges. Spread wedges apart slightly to form flower petals (cookies will separate and flatten as they bake). Sprinkle about 1/8 teaspoon yellow candy sprinkles into center of each cookie.

4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown. Cool 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Sweet Success Tips
During the holidays, time can be the greatest gift. Why not get together with a few friends and host a cookie exchange? This is a great recipe to share.

For a flavor twist, use strawberry-, cranberry- or cherry-flavored gelatin instead of the raspberry.

1 Cookie: Calories 90; Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 2.5g; Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 40mg; Total Carbohydrate 11g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1g Exchanges: 1 Other Carbohydrate, 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1

© 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Reprinted with permission from Betty Crocker: The Big Book of Cookies

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