Mitten Cookies

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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie295 kcal(14 %)
Protein2.79 g(3 %)
Fat8.22 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates52.96 g(35 %)
Sugar added36.33 g(145 %)
Roughage0.01 g(0 %)
Vitamin A78.54 mg(9,818 %)
Vitamin D0.17 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.68 mg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁0.16 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₂0.14 mg(13 %)
Niacin1.69 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₆0.01 mg(1 %)
Folate41.74 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid0.1 mg(2 %)
Biotin0.21 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.12 μg(4 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium25.87 mg(1 %)
Calcium17.18 mg(2 %)
Magnesium4.9 mg(2 %)
Iron1.01 mg(7 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc0.16 mg(2 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.9 g
Cholesterol34.94 mg


4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
2 tablespoons meringue powder
4 ½ tablespoons water
red Food coloring
red sanding sugar
white sanding sugar
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Preparation steps

Sift flour, baking powder, salt into a bowl. Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy.
Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Divide dough into quarters; flatten each quarter into a disk. Wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees with racks in upper and lower thirds. Let one disk of dough stand at room temperature just until soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes. Roll out dough between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thickness. Remove top layer of plastic wrap. Cut out cookies with a 2-to-5-inch cookie cutter. Transfer cutouts to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to freezer, and freeze until very firm, about 15 minutes. Roll out scraps, and repeat. Repeat with remaining disk of dough.
Remove baking sheet from freezer right before baking.
Bake, switching positions of sheets and rotating halfway through, until edges are almost golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until the sheen has disappeared and the icing has a matte appearance (about 7-10 minutes). Transfer the contents of the mixing bowl to an air-tight container. This will be the stiffest consistency of the icing, and at this point it is still too stiff to use for decorating. Add water a very small amount at a time and stir by hand until fully incorporated. Continue until the icing has reached a consistency appropriate for piping. (Remember, if you are having any difficulty piping, it is still too thick. Add a little more liquid and try again. ) Put a bit of icing in a bowl and leave white. Put the rest of the icing in a bowl and dot with red food coloring. Using the red colored icing pastry bag, pipe around the edges of each cookie, leaving about 1/2 inch on the bottom of the cookie for the white icing rectangle (as the outline for the white wrist). Let stand so the icing will set. Make sure to keep the leftover icing covered at all times when not in use so that it does not begin to harden.
Once all the cookies have been edged, transfer some of the remaining icing to a separate air-tight container. Thin out by incorporating a small amount of water at a time, until the icing drips off the spoon easily when lifted and then smooths in with that still in the bowl. If you go too far and the icing is too thin, add more sifted powdered sugar to thicken it again. Once the icing has reached the desired consistency, transfer it to a squeeze bottle (or a plastic bag with a hole in one corner), and flood the area surrounded by the piping on each cookie. If it does not completely spread to the edges, use a toothpick to help it along. Allow to set slightly then sprinkle the red iced area with red sanding sugar and the white iced area with white sanding sugar.
Use the remaining white icing for piping decorative snow flakes as desired and add powdered sugar as needed to compensate for any thinning that may have occurred.