Creating sweet treats, decorations for the holidays

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The holidays are in full swing, which means that you’ll probably find yourself in the kitchen.

Whether you want to make special treats for family members, or if you want a fun activity for the kids, cookies may be the perfect solution.

Cheryl Davenport with Belle Kitchen stopped by our studios to talk about using delicious treats to decorate.

Shortbread recipe:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy and gradually beat in cornstarch and then sugar. With wooden spoon, beat in about 1/4 cup of flour at a time.

On a lightly floured surface or pastry cloth, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Using floured fluted 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out cookies Place on waxed paper lined trays. Prick each cookie 3 times with fork and freeze until firm. Place frozen rounds on baking sheet, bake in 275 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until firm to the touch. Let cool on racks.

Sugar cookie recipe:

  • 210 g all purpose flour
  • 2 g baking powder
  • 2 g salt
  • 4g vanilla extract
  • 113g softened butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 egg

Cream butter and sugar together, then add in egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 20 to 30 seconds. Add all dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 30 seconds. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll out and cut dough before baking at 325 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.