Posted by: Michelle | December 20, 2008

Christmas Cookies

The plan for today is to bake Christmas cookies. I always make at least two types of cookies – my traditional Hershey Kiss cookies that I have been making for many years now and a new recipe. I have gathered several possibilities of new recipes. Now, I just have to narrow it down and make a decision about which recipe to try.

With that in mind, I am going to ask all of you to share your favorite Christmas cookie recipes. I figure everyone is always looking for new cookie recipes, so why not share them here.

Here is the recipe that I use for the Hershey Kiss Cookies every year:

Ingredients:

  • 48 caramel-filled Kisses
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butterscotch syrup
  • 2 teaspoons imitation butter flavoring
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar (Sugar in the Raw)

Directions:

  1. Unwrap kisses and set aside. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat butterscotch syrup, butter, brown sugar and flavoring in a large bowl until blended. Add eggs; beat well after each addition.
  3. Stir together flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Let dough rest, refrigerated for 30 minutes.
  4. Shape 1 level tablespoon of dough into a one-inch ball. Roll in turbinado sugar and place on baking sheet. Repeat.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 10-11 minutes per batch. Gently press a Kiss into center of each cookie. Cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!

Now, it is your turn. Select a favorite cookie recipe and share it in the comments below.

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Responses

  1. All sound delightful. Let me know if you have any “extras” that you’d like to dispose of after the holidays!

  2. I overcooked the Orange Cranberry Drop cookies a bit so they aren’t as soft as they could be, but the flavor is good.

    The Egg Nog Sparkle cookies are light and soft and delicious.

  3. Okay, I wasn’t able to narrow it down to just one new recipe, so this year we get 3 types of Christmas cookies. The Orange Cranberry Drop cookies are cooling now. Next is the Egg Nog Sparkle cookies.


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