Sunday, December 18, 2016

5 MOUTH WATERING DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES

Hello all,

For me, baking means Christmas. I especially love baking Christmas desserts and cookies. Cookies makes great gifts and great for those festive get togethers. I found some incredible recipes for some awesome mouth watering delicious Christmas cookies to share. Enjoy:

1. Candy Cane Cookies (Betty crocker) -

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 egg
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red food color
1 tbsp finely crushed peppermints
2 tbsp sugar

DIRECTIONS;
In large bowl, stir egg, butter, milk vanilla, peppermint extract, and sugar. Add the baking powder, flour and salt. Divide the dough in half. Stir food coloring into half. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Stir together peppermint candy and sugar and set aside.
For each candy cane shape, shape 1 rounded tsp of dough into a 4 inch rope by rolling on a floured surface. Place 1 red and 1 white rope side by side and press together lightly and twist.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 9-12 minutes until light brown.
Sprinkle candy cane mixture over cookies and let cool.


5 MOUTH WATERING DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES - CANDY CANE COOKIES




2.  Christmas Butter Cookie Cutouts  - (Betty Crocker)

INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cups soft butter
3/4 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp grated lemon peel
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt


ICING:
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp meringue powder
5 tsp lemon juice
5 tbsp water


DIRECTIONS:
In a bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. On low beat in egg, lemon peel, and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.
Divide dough into 4 parts, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough between sheets of plastic wrap 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick.
Cut out with cookie cutters to your desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheets 1 inch apart.
Bake 10- 12 minutes until edges are golden brown. Let cool.
For the icing, mix together meringue powder and powdered sugar. add 5 tsps lemon juice and 5 tsps water. Paint the whole cookie and let dry.
Beat the rest of the icing until peaks form. Squeeze onto cookies and decorate.


5 MOUTH WATERING DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES - CHRISTMAS BUTTER COOKIE CUTOUTS




3. Gingerbread Men Cookies - (Taste of Home)

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup soft butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 egg
2 tbsp water
2 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
Frosting


DIRECTIONS:
Mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
Beat in molasses, egg, and water. In another bowl whisk the remaining ingredients, not the frosting, into a creamed mixture.
Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough onto floured surface into a 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut with a cookie cutter and place into ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake 8-10 minutes, cool, and decorate.


5 MOUTH WATERING DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES - GINGERBREAD MEN COOKIES




4. Shortbread Bites - (Delish)

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/4 cups flour
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp red and green sprinkles


DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In food processor combine flour, sugar, salt, butter, and vanilla until combined.
On wax paper roll into a 1/2 inch square and freeze for 15 minutes.
Cut dough into 1/2 inch squares and put on a cookie sheet and bake 18-20 minutes until brown.


5 MOUTH WATERING DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES - SHORTBREAD BITES




5. Cream Cheese Spritz Christmas Cookies - (Delish)

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup butter
1 package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
food coloring


DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
With a mixer beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and salt until creamy.Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
Beat in flour and tint with food coloring.
Load cookies into a cookie press and press onto a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake 12-18 minutes until brown, and cool.



5 MOUTH WATERING DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES - CREAM CHEESE SPRITZ CHRISTMAS COOKIES





27 comments:

  1. You were right; these are all mouth-watering cookies! My favorite is the last one - the cream cheese spritz!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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  2. These cookies are gorgeous and impressive! I need to try at least one of these recipes!

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  3. I love candy cane cookies. I might try your cutout cookies recipe this week

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    1. thank you, the candy canes are delicious

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  4. Are these family recipes you're sharing with us?

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  5. Love having new recipes to try at Christmas! They look delicious!

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  6. Love this! Simple recipes and looks delicious to!

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  7. Mmm great ideas! I love Christmas cookies, yum!

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  8. This brought back so many great memories as the Betty Crocker recipes are the ones my mom would use when we would make these exact cookies growing up <3

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  9. The shortbread bites look delicious! I need to print these out for my daughter. She loves to bake.

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  10. Wow so many delicious recipes 😊

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  11. Christmas cookies are my favorite

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  12. These are perfect. My daughter is ready to do some baking!

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    1. The shortbread bites are easiest for kids!

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  13. Great list - those shortbread bites look good!

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  14. We love baking cookies as a family and I'm always looking for new recipes. The candy canes look delectable.

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