Christmas Break Fun Day Cookies

by TaeRee Glover
(Sedan, Kansas, USA)

fish cookie

fish cookie

fish cookie turtle cookie made by my five year old marble cookies

My mom taught me how to make these cookies years ago and I am now teaching my children how to make them. We have made it a lot of fun by taking our cookie dough and coloring several batches with bright colors. We then create our own creations and let our imaginations fly.

1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups margarine
2 eggs
2 tsp almond flavoring
3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar

In a large bowl, mix the sugars, margarine, eggs, and almond flavoring until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar and add to the above creamed mixture. Mix well.

Divide the dough into 4 or 5 equal amounts keeping one part white and adding bright food colorings, one color to each of the other batches. Refrigerate in separate bowls for 1 hour so it is easier to handle.

Remove from the refrigerator and create the cookies using all the colors.

Bake the cookies on greased cookie sheets in a 375F (190C) degree oven for around 8 minutes. Do not over-brown. Remove and place on wire racks to cool.

Some examples are the fish that I made and the turtle that was my five year old's creation. When we are finished we take all the left over colors and mix the doughs together to make marble cookies. These photos were taken in 2008 but we make these every year and have so much fun making them and eating them.

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Dec 22, 2010
good cookies
by: Anonymous

hey nice cookies

Dec 22, 2010
Beautiful cookies
by: Cindy H.

You are a great mom! I can just see you making these cookies with the kids. They are so cute. Brings back some great memories...
Merry Christmas!! Cindy

Dec 17, 2010
So Cute!
by: Sandy Meyer

These look great! The kids will have a lot of fun trying them. Thanks!

Dec 17, 2010
Creative TaeRee!
by: Lavena

The fish are too cute to eat! The photo of the marble cookies is great, like how you displayed them with real marbles. The turtle cookie is evidence that your son had fun with mom.

Dec 10, 2010
by: Aksa

woww the fish cookie looks amazing
(",) yum yummm

Dec 08, 2010
by: Heidi

HI TaeRee,
This is awesome! Very cute cookies, and great idea!!!

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