Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Snow Much Funfetti Shortbread Cookies or Confetti Cookies
With only 4 ingredients, including a box of Funfetti cake mix, you can have an easy finger food dessert ready for your New Year's Eve party. Here is what you need:
1 box of Funfetti Pillsbury Cake Mix
2 sticks of room temperature butter (I used unsalted)
1 Cup of All Purpose Flower ( Unsifted but Not Compacted)
Powdered Sugar (enough to toss cookies in after they are done)
Mix your soft butter, cake mix, and flower together until well incorporated (I used an electric stand mixer).
I did not sift flower, only leveled off with a butter knife in my measuring cup, making sure not to compact it down. Once you have your dough ready, form it into 32 round balls (about one inch in diameter), and place on your cookie sheet. I lined my cookie sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking, and for easy clean up. Gently indent the center of your cook dough balls with your finger . This will help them bake up evenly. Bake in a preheated 325 F degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes, removing them when they are still soft to the touch, and just starting to turn a light brown on the bottom. Let them cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove them to a wire cooling rack. When they are cool enough to touch, gently toss them in powder sugar to coat.
You could call these Confetti Cookies too, because you can see the sprinkles when you bite in to them, perfect for a New Year's Eve party where you often have confetti to toss at Midnight. I hope you all have a great New Year's Eve!
Note: this recipe was written and tested in a high altitude.
To see where I party, check out my LINKY LOVE page.