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:


  • 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)


  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.



  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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