Christmas Cookies Christmas Cookie Recipes
Christmas Cookies – M&M Cookies in a jar
3/4 cup Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup M&M chocolate mini baking bits, divided (You can use just M&Ms)
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 & 1/4 cups uncooked quick oats.
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In 1 quart clear glass jar with tight fitting lid, layer flour mixture, walnuts, 1/2 cup M&M mini baking bits, raisins, brown sugar and remain ing M&M bits and oats. Seal jar, wrap decoratively.
Give as a gift with the following instruction:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets, set aside. In large bowl beat 3/4 cup (1 & 1/2 sticks) softened butter, 1 large egg and 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract until well blended. Stir in contents of jar until well blended. Drop by heaping teaspoons about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Christmas Cookies – Holiday M&M Cookies
1 & 1/4 cups sugar
1 & 1/4 cups M&M candies (use red and green for Christmas)
2 cups flour mixed with 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Layer ingredients in order given in a wide mouth canning jar. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.
Attach the following to the jar:
M & M Cookies
1. empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix.
2..Add 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, not diet, very soft.
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp, vanilla (optional)
3. Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands.
4. Shape into balls the size of walnuts & place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 to 14 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
Christmas Cookies – SURPRISE MERINGUES
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
l tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
l 6 ounce package chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
Fold in chips and nuts.
Drop by tsps. on brown paper on cookie sheet.
Bake in slow oven 300 degrees about 25 minutes
Cool slightly and remove. ( 2 dozen)
Christmas Cookies – Edible Christmas Cookie Ornaments
Makes about 9
1/4 cup vanilla frosting
9 ring-shaped butter flavored cookies or any ring-shaped cookies
1 roll (9 count) ring-shaped fruit flavored Life Savers
1 1/2 to 2 yards red string licorice or ribbon
Place frosting in small bowl. Add desired food color; blend well. Place colored frosting in decorating bag fitted with small writing or decorator tip, or in small resealable plastic freezer bag with 1 corner snipped off to make a very small hole for piping.
Place 1 cookie on flat surface; lightly outline center hole with frosting. Place 1 ring-shaped candy over frosting, pressing lightly and matching center openings. Pipe frosting decoratively on cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies; let dry. Insert licorice through hole in each cookie; tie in knot or bow. Hang ornaments on tree or use to decorate packages or gift baskets.
Christmas Cookies – Candy Cane Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring OR 3/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
1/2 cup white sugar
Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix butter sugar, egg, and flavorings thoroughly. Add flour and salt, Mix well. Shape dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap; chill for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle. Roll into 4 inch strips; place on baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle or cane. Bake 9 minutes. While still warm, remove from pan and sprinkle with candy and sugar mixture.
Dough may be divided in half and colored with 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring if desired. Roll each color into strips, place side by side, press together lightly and twist like a rope.Print This Page