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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
EASY EASTER BASKET COOKIES
roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
cup all-purpose flour
bottle (2.25 oz) pink and blue colored sugar
container (12 oz) fluffy white frosting
cups flaked coconut
Assorted jelly beans
1/4-inch pastel ribbon
1Heat oven to 350° F. Grease or spray 24 miniature muffin cups. In medium bowl, stir or knead cookie dough and flour until well blended.
2Roll dough into 24 (1 1/4-inch) balls; roll in colored sugar. Place balls in muffin cups.
3Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to cooling rack.
4Add coconut to a 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add 3 to 4 drops food color and shake until well blended. It may be necessary to add 1 to 2 teaspoons water to help disperse the color evenly or additional food color until desired color is reached.
5Frost top of each cookie. Decorate with colored coconut and jelly beans. Tie a small ribbon bow on 5-inch piece of pipe cleaner; insert into each basket for handle.