Lucero Citrus Crush Firework Cookies

July 2, 2013

Ingredients:

 

-2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface

-1 tsp. baking powder

-1/2 tsp Salt

-12 Tbsp. Lucero Mandarin Orange Agrumato Olive Oil

-2 cups sugar

-2 large eggs

-2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract

-1 cup powdered sugar

-1 1/2 Tbsp.milk

-3 tsp. of Lucero Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar

-1 tube of red and blue piping gel

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

 

1. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.

 

2. Beat olive oil and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed

until incorporated, slightly yellow, and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Reduce speed to low.

 

3. Add flour mixture, then vanilla. Refrigerate dough, wrapped in

plastic wrap, for at least 1 hour.

 

4. Roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface.

Cut out cookies using a round cookie cutter, rerolling scraps once.

Transfer to a baking sheet.

 

5. Bake until edges just start to brown, 17 to 19 minutes. Transfer

cookies to a wire rack, and let cool completely.

 

6.  Mix powdered sugar, milk and Lucero White Lemon Balsamic

Vinegar to make frosting. Frost cookies with white icing to cover.

 

7. Immediately using piping gel pipe a red or blue dot in the center

of cookie. Then pipe concentric rings of colors around the center

dot (using the same color as the dot, or alternating colors).

 

8. Drag a toothpick through the colors to create bursts, starting

from the center dot and working toward the edge. Alternate

dragging inward and outward as you work around the cookie.

(Or drag around the cookie in 1 direction or curve the lines for

a pinwheel effect.)

 

Let dry. Repeat with remaining cookies and icings.

 

 

photo from marthastewart.com


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