Sparkling Snowflake Cookies
It’s always so nice to watch the first snow fall. Everything slowly gets covered and looks so peaceful. Enjoy a cookie that reminds you how nice the snow can be with these Sparkling Snowflake Cookies. All you need is some Quaker in the ingredients and some sprinkles or candies for decoration.
- 2 cup Large Flake Quaker® Oats or Quick Quaker® Oats (uncooked)
- 1 package white cake mix
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Assorted coloured sugars, candy sprinkles, small candies or decorator icings
How to make it:
- Heat oven to 350° F.
- In large bowl, combine half the dry cake mix with butter, egg and vanilla; mix thoroughly with large spoon. Stir in remaining cake mix and oats; mix well.
- Divide dough in half. On well‑floured surface, using a well‑floured rolling pin, roll each half to no more than 1/4‑inch thickness.
- Cut dough with 3‑inch snowflake or other large holiday cookie cutter. Place about 1‑inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- If cookies will be used as tree ornaments, poke a hole at the top of each cookie with drinking straw before baking. (Repeat immediately after baking if hole closes.)
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes or just until set (centres may still be soft). Carefully remove to wire rack; cool completely. If desired, decorate cookies.
Sprinkle with coloured sugars, candy sprinkles or small candies before baking.
Sprinkle baked cookies with powdered sugar as they cool.
Frost cooled cookies with homemade or ready‑to‑spread frosting. Sprinkle with glitter sugar or coloured sugar. Squeeze melted dark or white chocolate, decorator frosting or decorator gel in tubes onto cooled cookies
NOTE: Dragees (small silver and gold ball‑shaped decorations) are inedible and should only be placed on cookies that will be used for decorations and not eaten.