Christmas Cookie Recipes


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Christmas Cookie Recipes

  1. 1. Christmas Cookie RecipesBrought to you by
  2. 2. Christmas Thumbprint CookiesInstructions:2/3 cup real butter, softened1/3 cup granulated sugar2 egg yolks from large eggs1 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted3/4 teaspoon salt2 egg whites, beaten1 cup chopped walnuts or pecansStrawberry, cherry or raspberry preservesDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend butter and sugar together. Slowly add eggyolks, vanilla, and salt. Beat until well blended; add flour. Once well mixed,shaped dough into small balls. Dip balls into beaten egg whites and roll innuts. Place on greased cookie sheet. Gently press down on each ball withthumb. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven; cool. Fill indentswith preserves prior to serving.Brought to you by
  3. 3. Christmas Gingerbread Men CookiesIngredients:2 3/4 cup flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup Crisco1/4 cup light brown sugar3/4 cup molasses1 egg, beaten1 teaspoon warm water1 teaspoon white vinegarDesired decorationsDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients together until dough is wellmixed. Roll out onto waxed paper, or a floured surface. Dough should be abouta 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Place on greased and floured bakingsheets. Bake for 8 minutes, or until browned. Cool. Decorate with desiredfrosting, candy pieces and other embellishments.Brought to you by
  4. 4. Peppermint Brittle2 lbs. white chocolate30 small peppermint candy canesLine a jellyroll pan with parchment paper or heavy tin foil. In a microwavesafe container add the white chocolate and heat on medium in the microwavefor about 4-6 minutes. Stop during heating and stir occasionally until thechocolate is smooth and melted.In a large plastic bag add the candy canes. Using a rolling pin or anothersimilar tool, begin breaking the candy into small pieces. Stir the candy into themelted chocolate and spread in the pan, evenly.Place in refrigerator for about 60 minutes and then break the candy intopieces.Brought to you by
  5. 5. Festive Spritz CookiesIngredients:2/3 cup granulated sugar1 cup butter1 egg1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract2 1/4 cups all purpose flourFood coloringCookie press with desired cutoutsDirections:Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine sugar, egg, butter, salt and vanilla in alarge mixing bowl. Beat until mixture is fluffy; add flour. Beat until well mixed.Add a few drops of food coloring, 1 to 2 drops at a time until desired color isattained. Put dough into cookie press. Place desired shapes 1-inch apart onbaking sheets. Bake for 7 minutes, or until edges brown slightly.Brought to you by
  6. 6. Chocolate chip cookies2 cups of flour1/2 cup of butter1/2 cup of shortening1 cup of brown sugar1 cup of white sugar2 eggs1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 package of chocolate chipsCombine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat the butter, shortening, and sugarstogether until creamy. Incorporate eggs. Combine the dry ingredients andchocolate chips. Place by teaspoons on lightly greased cookie sheets and bakeat 350 for 8 mins or until golden brown.Brought to you by
  7. 7. Oatmeal cookies3 cups of Quaker oatmeal2 cups of brown sugar2 sticks of butter3 cups of flour1 tsp of baking soda1 tsp saltCream the sugar and butter together. Add the dry ingredients and then theoatmeal. (The great thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever youwant to this batter. Chocolate chips, toffee chips and nuts all enhance theflavor of these cookies. Just about anything that you can think of can be used,it just takes a little imagination.Place by teaspoons on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake on 350 for 10mins or until golden brown.Brought to you by
  8. 8. Raisin CookiesIngredients:1 cup butter, softened2/3 cup sugar2 eggs, beaten1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour½ teaspoon salt1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup raisinsInstructions:Preheat oven to 375F. lightly grease two cookie sheets.Mix the butter and sugar together well in a large bowl. When soft and fluffyadd the beaten eggs, flour, salt and vanilla. Beat until well blended (you canuse an electric mixer to make this easier).Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheet and smooth them into roundsusing the back of the spoon. Place some raisins on each round and bake forapproximately 8 to 10 minutes until golden and baked through. Turn to wireracks to cool.Brought to you by
  9. 9. Cinnamon Butter CookiesIngredients:1 cup butter (or you can substitute ½ cup butter, ½ cup margarine)1 cup sugar3 eggs, beaten2 teaspoons cinnamon½ teaspoon nutmeg3 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour1 teaspoon vanilla extractInstructions:In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar together. When light and fluffy addthe beaten eggs and beat until well blended. Stir in 1 teaspoon of thecinnamon, all the nutmeg, flour and vanilla extract. Stir until mixed through.Shape into a log shape and wrap with cling film. Place in refrigerator forapproximately 4 hours until chilled.Preheat oven to 350F and grease two cookie sheets.Unwrap the dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Cut into ¼ inchslices and place an inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake approximately 8 to 10minutes or until golden and baked through. Mix the remaining teaspoon ofBrought to you by
  10. 10. cinnamon and a little sugar and sprinkle over the cookies as soon as theycome out of the oven. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.Brought to you by