Christmas Cookies Recipes
It's that magical
time of year again: snowmen, Santa, gifts, family, friends, the
scent of pine, crackling fires, frosty windows, turkey, pie and
Here are some of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes.
Gingerbread Man Keepsake Ornament
Let It Snow Penguin Ornament
Christmas Peace Mandala Ornament by imagefactory
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1 cup soft butter
1 cup icing sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 3/4 cup flour
Chill dough for 1 hour. Divide into 8 pieces. Roll into 1/2"
rolls. Cut in 2" lengths. Taper ends & shape into
Bake for 15 minutes at 300F. Yield - 4 dozen
1-1/4 cups margarine
2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cloves
1/2 cups molasses
Cream margarine, eggs, molasses and sugar. Sift dry ingredients
in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients.
Roll into balls and dip in sugar or roll and cut out desired
shapes with cookie cutters.
Bake 10 minutes for round balls and 8 minutes for rolled
cookies at 350F. Let stand before taking out of pan.
will be soft but will harden as they cool. These aren't a
really hard gingersnap (unless you overcook them!!).
Apricot Almond Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
2 cup flour
Apricot jam or jam of choice
Cream butter, sugar
& extract together. Add the flour. Shape into teaspoon size
Roll in ground almonds. Indent centers and fill with
jam. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes at 350F. Yield - 4 dozen.
1/3 c brown sugar
1/4 c butter
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg - lightly beaten
1/3 c flour
24 chocolate rosebuds
Over low heat melt sugar, butter, and chocolate. Stir until
chocolate is just melted. Remove from heat and let cool for
1 minute. Blend in vanilla & egg. Fold in flour until
just blended. Spoon into tiny baking cups.
Bake at 350F for 10 - 12 minutes or until set. Remove from
oven; set rosebud on top of each. Let cool.
Makes 2 dozen. Can be frozen.
My Mom's Shortbread
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
Thoroughly mix butter and sugar. Stir in sifted flour (set
cup aside & add if needed). Mix thoroughly with hands.
Roll into two logs. Wrap in wax paper and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 300F. Cut into slices and place on cookie
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20 - 25 minutes.
Yields 2 dozen.
Variation: Roll out and cut with cookie cutters, place
on cookie sheets, cover and chill for 2 hours. You can decorate
your cookies with sprinkles, chocolate chips, raisins or candy
decorations (smarties) before chilling. Bake as above,
And, if you don't have time to bake this time, don't let it bother
Find a bake sale or a bakery, buy your favorites and relax and
enjoy the holiday season with friends and family. Who says you can't
bake shortbread in July when you have time?
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