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Showing posts from December 16, 2009


One cannot leave out the Snickerdoodle cookie at Christmas! This is my daughter's favorite, so of course we will be making it! Alot of ingredients but a wonderful tasting cookie with a wonderful taste of cinnamon!

1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups old fashioned oats
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease cookie sheets. Cream together the butter, brown sugar and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. In a small bowl beat together the eggs and vanilla, then mix into the butter mixture. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, two teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Blend the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir in the oats. Drop by the teaspoonful onto the prepared sheets. In a small bowl mix together the two teaspoons sugar with the teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the cookies.
Bake for 7 …

Peanut Butter Cookies

Now whats the smell of Christmas cookies without chocolate, the decadent smell of chocolate can also definitely lift the Christmas spirit to sky rocket levels! Of course me being a chocoholic, I know I will be making a couple or three cookie recipes with chocolate! Besides chocolate cookies are wonderful for Stressed out Mom's! Just fix a cup of hot tea and curl up with a warm mouthwatering chocolate cookie and you can practically feel the stress leaving your body!

This is another quick easy cookie recipe you can make for that last minute cookie swap you may have forgotten about or a school, neighbor get together or church function. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

1 package (17-1/2 ounces) peanut butter cookie mix
36 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped
Prepare cookie mix according to package directions. Roll the dough into 1-in. balls. Place in greased miniature muffin cups. Press dough evenly onto bottom and up sides of each cup.
Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until set. …

Cookies Cookies Cookies Everywhere!

Christmas cookies can make anyone's Christmas spirt rise to the highest levels! Especially if you cook Candy Cane Cookies! Just the shape alone gets you in the spirit!
While thumbing through my latest Taste of Home magazine, I came upon a great Candy Cane cookie recipe! Also they have a wonderful candy recipe, but enough of talk lets get down to cookie making!

Candy Cane Cookies
This recipe will make about 3 dozen and takes about 10 minutes to cook, ahhh I can smell the faint smell of peppermint drifting through the house as I type!
1 cup butter softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 egg
1 -1 /2 tsp almond extract
2 -1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
Red food coloring
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy canes
1/2 cup sugar

In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and extract
Combine flour and salt, gradually add to creamed mix and mix well

Divide dough in half, add 6-7 drops of food coloring to one half.
Shape tablespoons of each color of dough int…