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Christmas Cookie Recipe: How To Make Cloud Cookies

11/12/2014 11:55 EST | Updated 01/12/2015 05:59 EST
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This Oct. 20, 2014 photo shows cloud cookies in Concord, N.H. When it comes to holiday cookies, everything depends on the recipe and a few simple techniques. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Inspired by Sky Bar candy bars, these 4-in-1 cookies combine all your favouriteflavours — chocolate, peanut butter, caramel and white chocolate — on top of a light spritz cookie. Feel free to play with the toppings, perhaps flavoured chocolate chips, candied cherries or finely chopped sweetened dried fruit.

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CLOUD COOKIES

Start to finish: 45 minutes

Servings: 2 dozen

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

Peanut butter chips

Chocolate chips or chunks

Caramel bits (sold alongside the chocolate chips)

White chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 375 F. Fit a pastry bag with a large star tip.

In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and salt until creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the flour until a soft dough forms.

Spoon the dough into the prepared pastry bag. Pipe the dough onto baking sheets as bars roughly 3 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. On each cookie, arrange 4 rows of chips — peanut butter, chocolate, caramel and white chocolate — gently pressing them into the dough.

Bake for 12 minutes, or until just set up. Allow to cool on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Nutrition information per serving: 170 calories; 70 calories from fat (41 per cent of total calories); 8 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 30 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 2 g protein; 30 mg sodium.


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