Glitter Cookie Balls

This recipe was inspired by this years Martha Stewart Holiday Cookie Magazine.

I thought they were super pretty and they were really good! so I gave my little twist to them.

No matter which Holiday you celebrate (or if you like me, you celebrate 2 holidays in december) you can change color to coordinate with your colors.

I’m making them for Chanukah this year with Blue and Silver Sanding Salt.

Cookie Ingredients

1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup powder sugar, sifted

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups plus 2 tablespoon organic (unbleached) flour

Creamy Ginger Filling

4 tablespoons salted butter, softened (you can use unsalted if you prefer)

1/2 teaspoon of Ginger

1 cup of powder sugar, sifted

1 tablespoon of honey

Cookie  Instruction

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat Butter, powder sugar and salt with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy.  Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add flour, and mix until combined.

Shape into 1/2 inch balls (if dough is stick you can chill in the refrigerator).

Roll each ball in sanding sugar

Place on cookie sheet about an inch a part pressing down slightly.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes, rotating half way through.  Edges should be lightly golden.  Let cookies cool completely on a wire rack.

Filling Instructions

Beat all ingredients until smooth.  Filling can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Spread 2 cookies with just enough filling to allow them to stick together.


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