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Sweet and Simple Cookie Roll Outs

Sweet and Simple Cookie Roll OutsThese cookies are almost as fun to make as they are to eat.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup light olive oil
1 (10-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Decorative Icing:
1/4 cup meringue powder
1/2 cup water
4 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Food coloring (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. For Cookies: Combine light olive oil, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and eggs. Add flour, baking powder and salt. The mixture will be sticky.
  3. Separate the mixture into three equal sized balls. Wrap each ball with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or freeze for 10 to 15 minutes Remove from refrigerator or freezer and let stand for 2 minutes.
  4. Turn out dough on a floured surface and knead 10 times. Roll out and cut into shapes.
  5. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes until brown on the bottom. Cool cookies completely before you decorate.
  6. For Decorative Icing: Combine meringue power and water and beat for 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, and continue to beat for 5 minutes. Add food coloring, if desired.

Makes 3 to 6 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutter.

Cookie Variation: Substitute almond flavoring for vanilla extract.