Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ice Cream Cookies!

Last month I meant to post this but time got away from me so I thought I would do it today.

I make these Ice Cream Cookies each year for Christmas. They are soooo good!

Ice Cream Cookies


6 tablespoons softened butter
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 beaten egg yolk (important)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
candied cherries

Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolk, vanilla and flour and mix will. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Press one half of a cherry into the center of each cookie.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. You'll get 30 cookies.

Several years ago, I started also making them at Halloween and shaping them into Monster Fingers. They look so creepy in the apothecary jar.....

For monster fingers:

add a couple drops of green food coloring into the dough. Then, using a smaller amount of the dough, form it into a cigarette shape. Then sort of squish it on the pan, using the cherry as the fingernail. Take a knife and make 4 little slashes where the knuckle would be.

Here is what they look like before being baked:

Bake the same way. You'll get 22-24 monster fingers.

Here is what they look like after!


mysteryhistorymom said...

Val- So perfectly creepy! You are one creative lady!:) Lori

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing you cut them out with an ice cream cone cookie cutter to make them ice cream cookies?

Jen Sue Wild said...

Ice cream cookies sound Yum!!
The monster cookies look so yuck!!

gin said...

I would love the ice cream cookies, but don't think I could eat them as fingers!! But very creative.

Rhonda said...

Those fingers really do look creepy....LOL...but I think I'll try the recipe. I've already started Thanksgiving cooking and freezing things so that I won't be stuck in the kitchen...Again!

Beth said...

Those fingers are oh so creepy - love them. Beth

Kellie said...

I need to hang onto this for next Halloween...these would be a hoot to take to school!

Ashley Nicole. said...

What makes them "ice cream" cookies?

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! This recipe was in my mom's Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from the 1950's and was the first recipe I ever baked on my own. I LOVE these cookies. I make them for my own kids, and they love them too.

I think they are called ice cream cookies because, according to the recipe in the book my mom had, you drop them from a round teaspoon to bake. Then they look a bit like a scoop of vanilla ice cream when they are baked. :)

pam said...

Thank you! I love that you included your Ice Cream Cookie recipe in the cookie recipe swap. Since I have only one natural born grandchild - living far far away from me, and a grandkitty who does not like sweets, I have become a extra grandma to two lovely children who, it just so happens, LOVE candied cherries! I will definitely be making them a batch of your cookies!

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