12 days of Christmas Cookies: Ice Cream Kolackys

12 days of Christmas Cookies: Day 6

By no means should this recipe be considered traditional. Instead, it’s more of a novelty, what with the primary ingredient being melted ice cream.

Read the ingredients below carefully consider them for a moment. We have a cookie made primarily from melted ice cream, butter and flour. It’s safe to say that this isn’t a recipe to share at the Jenny Craig Christmas party.

  • 1 pt. vanilla ice cream, thawed and melted
  • 1 lb. butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1 cup of your favorite jelly
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

In a large bowl, mix together the ice cream and butter. Add the eggs and sugar, and mix until the sugar dissolves. Then add the flour, one cup at a time. Mix until the dough becomes relatively smooth and the butter is thoroughly incorporated. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll out dough between 1/4″ to 1/8″ in thickness. Cut out into circles, placing a thumb imprint (or tablespoon imprint) in the center of the cookie. Spoon a teaspoon of jelly into the impression and place the filled cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake between 17-20 minutes or until brown, whichever comes first. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies

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