Growing Chefs! Ontario Glitter Ball Cookies
Glitter Ball Cookies
Creamy Ginger Filling
Gather all of your ingredients and equipment before you get started!
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Put sanding sugar into bowls.
Measure out the butter, confectioners’ sugar and salt into a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium high-speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low; add flour, and mix just until combined.
Shape dough into 2 centimetre balls. If dough is too sticky, chill it for about 15 minutes. Roll each ball in sanding sugar, and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart.
For the icing, measure out the butter and sugar into a bowl. Peel the ginger using a spoon, and grate finely using a rasp. Add to the bowl with the honey.
Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are lightly golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cookies cool completely on a wire rack.
While the cookies cool, make the icing. Beat all the ingredients together until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Spread 2 cookies with just enough filling to allow them to stick together. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.