Partridge-in-a-Pear Tree Cookies

16
Servings
45m
Prep Time
7m
Cook Time
52m
Ready In

Recipe: #32707

June 23, 2019



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Original recipe yields 16 servings
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Nutritional

  • 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 1

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer 30 seconds; gradually add the 2 cups sifted powdered sugar beating until combined.

Step 2

Beat in vanilla and salt.

Step 3

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4

Gradually beat or stir in flour.

Step 5

Wrap and chill dough 2 hours or overnight.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 7

Divide dough into four portions.

Step 8

On a lightly floured surface roll one portion of dough 1/8 inch thick.

Step 9

Cut out cookies using a 4-3/4-inch pear-shape cutter.

Step 10

Cut out a 1-1/2-inch partridge from the center of half of the pears.

Step 11

Cut out one 1-1/2-inch leaf for each cookie sandwich.

Step 12

Reroll partridges and dough scraps.

Step 13

Repeat with remaining portions of dough.

Step 14

Transfer cookies to a cookie sheet.

Step 15

Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are golden.

Step 16

Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool.

Step 17

Spread a generous teaspoon of apricot preserves over each whole pear cookie.

Step 18

Sprinkle additional powdered sugar on cutout pear cookies; place on top of whole cookies.

Step 19

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


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