Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Snowflakes, Traditional Decorated Christmas Cookies, Christmas Treasure Nuggets , Cinnamon Stars Cookies, Christmas Sugar Cookies, Christmas Angel Cookies, Christmas Fruit Cookies, and Christmas Cookies.

 

 

Christmas Snowflakes

    2/3 c  Margarine
      1    3 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
  1 3/4 c  All purpose flour, divided
    3/4 c  Sugar
      1    Egg yolk
    1/2 ts Baking powder
    1/2 ts Vanilla
    1/2 ts Finely shredded lemon peel
             Powdered sugar icing:
   1 1/2 c  Powdered sugar, sifted
      1/4 ts Vanilla
   1 1/2 Tb Milk

              Colored sugar

Beat margarine in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 30 seconds. Add softened cream cheese. Beat till combined. Add about half of the flour, the sugar, egg yolk, baking powder, vanilla, and lemon peel. Beat till thoroughly combined. Stir in the remaining flour.

Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

Roll dough into 1/8" thickness. Cut out dough using a snowflake cookie cutter.

Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in a 375 oven about 5 minutes or till edges are firm. Cool on wire rack.

Frost with powdered-sugar icing and sprinkle with colored sugar.

Makes about 60 Christmas Snowflakes.

Powdered sugar icing:
Stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until it's of spreading consistency.

 

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Traditional Decorated Christmas Cookies

    3/4 c  Butter, unsalted; softened
    1/2 c  Sugar
      1 ea Egg
      1 tb Lemon peel; finely grated
      1 ts Vanilla
    1/4 ts Salt
  2 1/4 c  Flour; unsifted
      1 tb Water; (use more if needed)
Icing:
      3 ea Egg whites
      1 lb Powdered sugar
      2 ts Water; (use more if needed)
      1 x  Food colors, sprinkles, etc

Beat together butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, lemon peel, vanilla and salt. Gradually beat in flour until thouroughly incorporated. Add water, a few drops at a time, only until dough starts to come away from side of bowl. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 4 cookie sheets.

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8" thickness. Cut out various shapes using cookie cutters. Reroll scraps and cut out. Make small holes with wooden pick if planning to use cookies as Christmas ornagments to decorate the tree.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until beginning to brown around edges.

Remove cookies to wire rack to cool before decorating.

Prepare icing by beating egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until foamy. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Continue to beat untion thick and creamy. Add just enough water to get a good spreading consistency.

Tint with food coloring, if you wish. Spread evenly over cookies.

  Decorate with glitter, sprinkles, cinnamon red hots, etc.

 

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Christmas Treasure Nuggets

      1 c  Margarine or butter, softened
      1 c  Firmly packed brown sugar
    3/4 c  Granulated sugar
      2    Eggs
      1 ts Vanilla
  1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
      1 ts Baking soda
    1/2 ts Baking powder
    1/2 ts Salt (opt)
      2 c  QUAKER Oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
      2 c  QUAKER 100% Natural Flavor, any flavor
           Whole blanched almonds

Preheat oven to 375'F.

Beat margarine and sugars in large bowl until fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to margarine mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and cereal.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2" apart, onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Press an almond onto each cookie.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Store tightly covered.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

 

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Cinnamon Stars Cookies

  3 1/4 c  Very finely ground almonds
  1 1/4 c  Superfine sugar
      7 tb Confectioners' sugar
  1 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
      3    Egg whites, unbeaten
           Royal Icing:
    1 egg white
    1 pinch cream of tartar
    1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine almonds, superfine sugar, confectioners' sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl; beat in egg whites, blending well to make a stiff dough; wrap in wax paper; chill serveral hours or overnight. (Mixture will be sticky.)

Roll dough between sheets of wax paper to a 1/2-inch thickness. Remove top sheet of wax paper. With a 2-1/2 inch star cookie cutter, cut out as many stars as you can. Carefully remove cookies from bottom sheet of wax paper. Place cookies on greased cookie sheets. Reroll scraps of dough and cut out as many stars as you can.

Let stand 3 hours to dry.

Spread tops of star cookies with Royal Icing using a metal spatula; let stand 15 more minutes or until icing is dry to the touch.

Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes or until icing is a light brown. Remove cookies from oven; let stand on cookie sheet 1  minute; remove with wide spatula to wire racks; cool.

Royal Icing:
Beat egg white and cream of tartar in a small bowl until foamy. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar until icing stands in firm peaks.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

 

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

      1 c  Sugar
      2 c  Butter, softened
      2 lg Egg yolks
      3 c  Sifted flour
  1 1/2 ts Grated lemon rind

Cream sugar and butter in a medium-size bowl. Beat in eggs, then flour and lemon peel.

Knead gently together. Don't overwork the dough, but make sure it's consistent. Chill dough for 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll out dough with rolling pin. Cut into Christmas shapes using a cookie cutter and place on greased cookie sheets.

Bake until tops get pinkish-brown, about 8 minutes.

 

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Christmas Angel Cookies

    1/2 c  Shortening
    1/2 c  Cream cheese, softened
      1 c  Light brown sugar, firmly packed
    1/2 c  Granulated sugar
      2    Eggs
      3 c  Flour
    1/2 ts Baking soda
    1/2 ts Salt
      1 tb Vanilla
      2 c  Candied fruit, mixed
      2 c  Broken pecans or almonds
 
   Preheat oven to 350ø.
 
In a large bowl, cream shortening and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add sugars and eggs, mixing well.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt together.

Add flour mixture to egg and sugar mixture; add vanilla. Mix well. Add candied fruit and nuts.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 10 to 15 minutes. The cookies will be just browned at the edges.

Hint: You may have to mix candied fruit and nuts in with your hands; a little shortening on your fingers will keep the mixture from sticking.

Yield: 3 dozen.

 

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Christmas Fruit Cookies

    1/2 c  Shortening
    1/2 c  Brown sugar; firmly packed
      2    Eggs
    1/2 ts Vanilla
    1/2 ts Soda
  1 1/2 tb Buttermilk
      1 c  Flour
    1/4 ts Allspice
    1/4 ts Nutmeg
    1/4 ts Cinnamon
    1/4 c  Bourbon
    1/2 lb White raisins
    1/2 lb Candied cherries
    1/2 lb Candied pineapple
    1/2 c  Flour
  1 1/2 c  Pecans; chopped
 
Cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs and add vanilla. Dissolve soda in buttermilk.

Combine 1 cup of flour, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and bourbon. Beat well after each addition.

Coat fruit with 1/2 cup flour; and stir the fruit and nuts into batter.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and bake at 350 deg. for 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

 

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Christmas Cookies

    3/4 c  Butter or margarine, softened
      1 c  Sugar
      2    Eggs
      1 tb Milk
      1 ts Vanilla extract
  2 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
      1 ts Baking powder
    1/2 ts Salt
 
Cream butter, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture.

Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

Bake at 350F for 8 to 10 minutes.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

 

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