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POINSETTIA PULL APART COOKIES

dazzle at your next holiday party with this show-stopping cookie display! these buttery almond shortbread cookies are easy to whip up and surprisingly simple to arrange into a beautiful poinsettia.

Time: 135 minutes

Number Of Ingredients: 8

Ingredients: unsalted butter', "confectioners' sugar", 'granulated sugar,almond extract,flour,food coloring,sugar,icing

Steps:

  1. beat butter in standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until creamy
  2. add confectioners sugar and beat
  3. ? add granulated sugar and beat
  4. scrape down sides
  5. add almond extract and beat
  6. add flour in two additions , beat until combined after each addition
  7. transfer 2 tablespoons of dough to a small bowl
  8. transfer cup of dough to another bowl and color green with gel food coloring using a small spatula
  9. add teaspoon of red gel coloring to remaining dough in stand mixer and beat on low until combined
  10. roll out all the dough to about each thick between two sheets of parchment
  11. chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour
  12. preheat oven to 350 f and line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper
  13. cut a 2-inch round from the plain uncolored dough
  14. transfer to prepared baking sheet
  15. cut 6 leaves with a large leaf cutter from the green dough
  16. transfer to the same baking sheet as the 2-inch round
  17. top the green leaves with coarse green sanding sugar
  18. ? chill for at least 30 minutes
  19. cut 17 leaves with a large cutter from the red dough
  20. transfer to prepared baking sheet
  21. make a crease in center with a skewer
  22. sprinkle 8 with fine red sanding sugar
  23. chill at least 30 minute
  24. cut 5 leaves with a small leaf cutter from the remaining red dough , rolling out again if needed
  25. transfer to prepared baking sheet
  26. make a crease in center with a skewer
  27. chill at least 30 minutes
  28. transfer chilled baking sheets to oven and bake for 13-15 minutes
  29. let cool completely
  30. spread yellow decorating frosting over the uncolored round cookie with a small offset spatula
  31. dip in yellow sanding sugar to coat
  32. to arrange the cookies on a large platter , work from the outside inches first , place the green cookies evenly spaced around the border
  33. then place the large plain red leaves in between the green leaves
  34. next add the large red sugared cookies , slightly overlapping the layer of the plain red leaves
  35. add in the small red leaves slightly overlapping the layer of large red sugared leaves
  36. finally , add the round yellow cookie in the center
  37. tools:
  38. for large leaves:
  39. for small leaves:
  40. for the flower center:
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