Everyone wins with this deck of cookies. Spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs are cut from the currant-studded dough.

Holiday Cookies 2005, Special Issue Holiday 2005, Martha Stewart Living Special Issues, 2005, Martha Stewart's Cookies, Holiday Cookies


Recipe Summary

Makes 6 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until smooth. Add 1 egg, the flour, bourbon, and currants; mix until well combined.

  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured work surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes (such as 2-inch card shapes). Whisk together remaining egg and the cream in a small bowl, and brush cookies with egg wash. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

  • Bake until pale golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 days.


Reviews (2)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
These cookies are tasteless and bland, even with the bourbon. Even a glaze couldn't make these taste anything but like uncooked pie dough. This is the third time a Martha Stewart cookie recipe was horrible. Doesn't she test her recipes? Doesn't seem like it. Now I have 3 dozen tasteless cookies to dispose of. What a waste!
Rating: Unrated
dough was a little sticky, so i added a few extra table spoons to it. used jack daniels whiskey, instead of standard bourbon. not bad. not extremely sweet.