- 1 cup butter, soft
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 ounces egg whites, room temperature
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- green food coloring
- red food coloring
- yellow food coloring
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- plastic drinking straws
- pastry bags and small tips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar for 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and blend until smooth.
- Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt just until combined.
- Remove the dough from the bowl, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
- Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Use a 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut dough into 15 circles.
- Using a straw, cut a small circle at the bottom of each circle, about 1/2-inch from the edge. This will be the hole for the golf green.
- Lightly spray your temp-tations Lid-It® with non-stick spray and lay your cookies on it. You will need to bake in two batches.
- Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before removing from Lid-It®.
- For the icing: Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip until frothy, about 3 minutes. Gradually add the powdered sugar and whip until smooth. The icing will be a little runny. Take 3/4 of the icing and put in a small bowl and mix with green coloring. Split the remaining icing between 3 small bowls. Add yellow coloring to one, red coloring to one and leave one white. Mix each bowl well. Cover each bowl with a damp paper towel to prevent it from hardening.
- Spread the green icing on top of each cookie. Clear the small hole of excess icing so you can still see it.
- With the cookies in front of you on the counter, line them up with the golf hole at the 4:00 position.
- To make the pole, place the yellow icing in a pastry bag with a small tip. Pipe a straight vertical line about 2 inches long starting just to the left of the hole, going almost to the top of the cookie.
- To make the flag, place the red icing in a pastry bag with a small tip. Make a small triangle at the top of the pole with the tip going to the right side of the cookie.
- To make the "swoosh" decoration, melt the chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Place in a pastry bag with a small tip. Starting at the 9:00 position, make a little design to accent the golf ball.
- To make the ball, place the white icing in a pastry bag with a small tip. Put a small round at the end of the curly q decoration.
- Allow to dry for a couple of hours or overnight before serving.