Lucero Mandarin Holiday Cookies

December 5, 2017



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

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

12 Tbsp.  Lucero Mandarin Orange Olive Oil

(or Lucero Lemon Infused Olive Oil)

2 cups sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp.s pure vanilla extract

tubes of cake decorating gel


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F


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. Add flour mixture,

then vanilla.


Refrigerate dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, for at  least 1 hour.


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

Cut out cookies using a round  or other shaped cookie cutter,

re-rolling  scraps once. Transfer to a baking sheet.


4-   Bake until edges just start to brown, 17 to 19 minutes.

Transfer  cookies to a wire rack, and let cool completely.


5-  Frost some cookies with white icing to cover and others

with varied colored icing. (just add food coloring)


6. To swirl a design oin white icing- immediately using piping

gel pipe a dot of color on the cookie. Then pipe additional lines

of color around the center dot and drag a toothpick to form

a design of your liking.


7.  For a more solid effect wait until cookie frosting dries a bit

and then add your designs with different colored tubes of

decorating gel. You can simply add candy decorations by

brushing cookie first with a little honey thinned with warm

water to form a sticky glaze for the decorations and proceed

without icing the cookie.



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