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Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies

November 30, 2015

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It’s Cyber Monday and I am combing the Internet for deals on cold weather clothes.

If you’re a frequent reader you’re probably thinking, “Um, you live in California – why would you need those?” And the answer is simple: for the first time in six years I will be spending the Christmas holiday with my family in Buffalo and Tyler’s in Raleigh! This also means that Fox’s very first Christmas will be filled with white snow and my heart has been exploding since the plane ticket confirmation hit my email inbox.

Besides some fake snow up in Big Bear during a “snowboarding sesh” (trust me when I put that in quotes – it took me 45 minutes to slide my butt down the bunny hill), the last time I saw snow was over four years ago when I spent three days in Estes Park, Colorado.

Therefore, the idea of winter coats, hats, scarves, and mittens are consuming my thoughts – especially the baby-sized ones. All of the heart-eye emojis!

In honor of my upcoming trip I made Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies, which are not only beautiful, but yummy too!

During my Black Friday escapades I slipped into Target and picked up a few basics as well as Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets to make my life a bit easier. They guide me through the process of baking to avoid burned cookie bottoms and blackened sheets in more than a few ways. The bottoms cook evenly, I don’t have to measure out the size of the oven-safe sheet (and I can lift it right off the pan and onto the cooling rack), they don’t stick, and the clean-up is easy peasy! I’m admittedly a really bad baker, nonetheless making great strides everyday!

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies - TheFebruaryFox.com

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies - TheFebruaryFox.com

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies

Yields: 24 cookies

  • 2 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pastel Royal Icing (recipe below)
  • Marshmallows
  • White decorating icing
  • Mitten cookie cutter
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder in bowl.
  3. Add butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Add vanilla and egg.
  5. Roll dough into ball and wrap in saran. Refrigerate until cool.
  6. Roll out dough and cut out mitten shapes with cookie cutter.
  7. Bake cookies 5-8 minutes then cool on wire rack.
  8. Ice cookies once cooled and use white icing to add designs.
  9. Cut marshmallows in half and place along bottom of mitten design.
  • Preparation time: 35 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Before I tip you off with this Pastel Royal Icing recipe, let me just say that I expected to have to experiment with several different bowls of white icing and food coloring mixtures before coming up with the perfect shades. Somehow, this recipe only requires one bowl and one batch of icing! Just frost your pinks first, then purple, finally blue!

Pastel Royal Icing

  • 1 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Red and blue food coloring
  1. Mix flour and egg white with hand mixer at high speed.
  2. Add one drop red food coloring and mix at low speed. Frost pink cookies.
  3. Add one drop blue food coloring and mix at low speed. Frost purple cookies.
  4. Add one drop blue food coloring and mix at low speed. Frost blue cookies.
  • Total time: 5 minutes

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies - TheFebruaryFox.com

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies - TheFebruaryFox.com

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies - TheFebruaryFox.com

By the way, here is where I found the Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets at Target:

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies - TheFebruaryFox.com

What are you looking forward to this holiday season?

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8 Comments

  • Reply Summer November 30, 2015 at 11:06 am

    These look so cute and yummy♥

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  • Reply Trang Do November 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Looks yummy! 🙂
    Xoxo,
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  • Reply Candice December 1, 2015 at 1:57 am

    These are so cute for a winter Christmas treat!! looking yummy!! and as always easy to follow recipe … love it!! x
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  • Reply Alicia Gonzalez December 3, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I live in CA and was born in Buffalo, too! What a small world. You’ll definitely be needing your mittens and these cookie mittens are ADORABLE! Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll have to make some. They came out so cute. #client
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