Partridge-in-a-Pear Tree Cookies
- Serving Size: 1 (103.8 g)
- Calories 349.4
- Total Fat - 14.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.3 g
- Cholesterol - 143.5 mg
- Sodium - 290.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 50 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
- Sugars - 30.9 g
- Protein - 6.4 g
- Calcium - 25 mg
- Iron - 0.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Step by Step Method
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer 30 seconds; gradually add the 2 cups sifted powdered sugar beating until combined.
Beat in vanilla and salt.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat or stir in flour.
Wrap and chill dough 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Divide dough into four portions.
On a lightly floured surface roll one portion of dough 1/8 inch thick.
Cut out cookies using a 4-3/4-inch pear-shape cutter.
Cut out a 1-1/2-inch partridge from the center of half of the pears.
Cut out one 1-1/2-inch leaf for each cookie sandwich.
Reroll partridges and dough scraps.
Repeat with remaining portions of dough.
Transfer cookies to a cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are golden.
Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool.
Spread a generous teaspoon of apricot preserves over each whole pear cookie.
Sprinkle additional powdered sugar on cutout pear cookies; place on top of whole cookies.
In a small bowl stir together the 1/4 cup powdered sugar and enough milk to make an icing of spreading consistency. Spread on bottom of leaf cookies; attach one leaf cutout near stem of each pear cookie.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.