Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup granulated sugar

  2. 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla

  4. 2 eggs

  5. 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  7. 1 teaspoon salt

  8. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  9. 3 to 3 1/2 tablespoons milk

  10. Betty Crocker® decorating icings (in 4 1/4-oz tubes)

  11. Assorted small candies

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.

  2. Make cardboard hand shape by tracing around hand placed on medium-weight cardboard or sturdy plastic designed for crafts; cut out shape.

  3. Heat oven to 400°F. On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll half of dough at a time 3/16 inch thick. Place hand shape on dough (or use hand-shaped cookie cutter); trace around hand with pastry wheel or knife. On ungreased cookie sheet, place hand shapes 2 inches apart.

  4. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched in center. Carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  5. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread glaze over cookies. Decorate as desired with icings and candies.


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