Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Cookies!

Yesterday I spent almost the whole day baking around 15 dozen Christmas cookies to give to my neighbors, bosses, and friends. I decided to try some new recipes this year and give each person a variety of cookies.

The first cookie that I made are called Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are a chocolate lovers dream!!

 
The ingredients are:

2/3 cup butter softened
½ cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 package 3.9oz instant chocolate pudding mix
3 tablespoons water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
  1. In large bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugars until blended. Beat in eggs. Beat in pudding mix and water. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the chocolate mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 9-11 minutes or until set and edges are firm. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Make 8 dozen. (I know that's a lot but good amount if your giving them away!!)
 
 
The second cookie I had made once before but I found the recipe on Pinterest and they probably the best sugar cookies I've ever eaten. They are soft, moist, and just delicious!! They are called Amish Sugar Cookies.

 
The ingredients are:

1 cup butter flavored shortening
2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk
Sprinkles

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 2 cups sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in separate bowl; stir into mixture alternately with buttermilk until well blended. Place big heaping spoon fulls(be careful the get bigger so if you want big use the big heaping spoon fulls) onto prepared cookie sheets about 3 inches apart. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to turn golden brown. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire rack. When cool, store in an airtight container.
Make about 2-4 dozen depending on size you make them.

 
 
The third cookie I made are called Holiday Melting Moments. They are a little chocolate cookie with a touch of peppermint. They really do just melt in your mouth!!

 
The ingredients are:

Cookies:
1 Cup butter (don’t use Margarine)
1 egg yolk
1 cup plus 2 tablespoon flour
½ cup corn starch
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
12 teaspoon salt

Frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoon butter or margarine softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 teaspoons milk
2 candy canes finely crushed/ or Andie's Peppermint baking chips (that's what I used and were amazing)

Directions:
  1. In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and egg yolk with electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. (only took about 30 min for me)
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased baking sheet, place balls about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, mix all frosting ingredients except candy canes with spoon until smooth and spreadable. Frost cookies; sprinkle with candy canes.
Makes 3 dozen. 80 calories per cookie :(

Stay tuned for a couple more recipes hopefully to be made by Friday!

6 comments:

  1. I just found you through the buckaroo barbie on fb.

    You have been busy!!!

    I love the name of your blog!!!!

    http://choresandchandeliers.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Suzi!!! Love the name of your blog as well I'll have to check it out! :)

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  2. Found you through Buckaroo Barbie too...and FB. I need to make cookies!! Yours look delish!

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  3. Oh I do believe you read my mind I am going to be baking for neighbours and friends today and these recipes will certainly come in handy. Thank you. I cannot wait to try the chocolate ones:)
    Merry Christmas and thanks again.
    I popped over from The Ranch Wife Chronicles. Robyn is awesome. B

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    1. Buttons- That is great I hope you like them I sure did :) Merry Christmas To you as well!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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