Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cookie Crumbs: Celebrate Summerfest with smiley-face cookies

We Energies Cookie Book recipes are perfect for celebrations of all kinds. No matter the occasion, you’ll find a recipe that’s just right.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Summerfest. Conceived by then-mayor Henry W. Maier and inspired by his visit to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Summerfest has come a long way over the past five decades.

The same year that Bob Hope and Dolly Parton were headliners (1969), the We Energies Cookie Book included a recipe that featured smiley-face cookies, although they were called Funny Face Cookies. They are sure to put a smile on your face as you celebrate the first day of Summerfest.

Funny Face Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ounces sweet cooking chocolate, melted

Cream butter; beat in sugar, egg and extracts. Blend in sifted dry ingredients. Divide dough in half. Mix chocolate into half of dough. Chill. Roll each dough section 1/8 inch thick on floured surface. Cut with 2-inch round cutter.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Cut eyes and mouth out of each cookie. Replace with eyes and mouth cut out of contrasting cookie dough. Chill if dough becomes too soft. Bake at 350 degrees about 7 minutes. Makes about 7 dozen.

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