The kiddos are about done with school before the holiday and will soon be looking for something to do! Put them to work with these fun candy cookies- no ovens required and plenty of hands on time! Hard to beat the classic flavor of a lemon drop candy!!
These kid friendly treats came from Better Homes and Gardens. They offer a ray of sunlight on a cold winter day (unless you are in Florida with me where we pray for temperatures under 65).
2 cups finely crushed shortbread cookies
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup almonds, toasted and finely chopped
½ cup finely crushed lemon drop candies
2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon finely crushed lemon drop candies
In a large bowl, stir together the crushed cookies, the 1 cup powdered sugar, the almonds, and the 1/2 cup crushed candies. In a small bowl, stir together corn syrup, milk, and melted butter. Stir the corn syrup mixture into the cookie mixture until well combined.
Shape cookie mixture into 1-inch balls. In a small bowl, combine the 1/3 cup powdered sugar and the 1 tablespoon crushed candies. Roll balls in powdered sugar mixture. Place on a large baking sheet or tray.
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Roll balls again in powdered sugar mixture just before serving.
Makes about 36 cookies.
And of course the best part is…your little helpers are the ones able to make them!!