Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 cup butter, softened

  2. 2/3 cup white sugar

  3. 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  5. 1 egg

  6. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  7. 1 teaspoon red food coloring

  8. 1 cup red decorator sugar

  9. 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  10. 2 teaspoons water

  11. 1 drop yellow food coloring

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy using an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla; mix until well blended. Stir in flour by hand using a sturdy spoon while adding enough red food coloring to make the dough turn a reddish hue. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Refrigerate the cookies on their cookie sheets until firm, about 10 minutes. When the cookies are firm, make three slices across each cookie to make 6 slices like a pie, cutting only about 2/3 of the way through the cookie balls. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies appear dry. Cool on the cookie sheets, then peel away from the aluminum foil. Make the icing for the cookies by mixing the confectioners' sugar and water until they reach a piping consistency. Put icing into a pastry bag or resealable bag and cut a small piece off of the corner. Pipe small dots onto the center of the cookies. Allow icing to dry before storing cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies can be stored for up to two weeks.


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