Recipes: Christmas Cookies Posts

Recipe: Cookie Press Peppermint Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

Recipe: Cookie Press Peppermint Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

3/4 c Margarine or butter
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 Egg yolk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 ts almond extract
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
green food coloring

For easy passage through the cookie press, do not chill any Spritz dough. Hold the cookie press upright over the cookie sheet EXCEPT when making bars.

Beat margarine or butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder and beat till combined. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and almond extract and beat till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.

Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Tint dough with green food coloring.

Force the dough through a cookie press onto an ungreased cool cookie sheet using a tree template. Bake in a 400 oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.
 
For filling: combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons softened margarine or butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint sticks. Stir in enough milk (2 to 3 tablespoons) to make of spreading consistency. Spread 1 teaspoon filling each on the flat side of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, flat side down. Makes about 36.

Recipe: Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe: Candy Cane Cookies

3/4 c Margarine or butter
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 Egg yolk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 ts almond extract
1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/4 c. ground hazelnuts (filberts)

Beat margarine or butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder and beat till combined. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and almond extract and beat till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.

Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. If desired, tint dough with food coloring.

Using a pastry bag fitted with a wide tip, pipe 2-inch-long candy cane shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 400 oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.
 
Cool on cookie sheet about 1 minute; remove and cool completely. Drizzle with pink cookie frosting. Makes 36.

Cookie Frosting: Combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar with enough milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) to make frosting of spreading or piping consistency. If desired, stir in a few drops food coloring. Makes about 1/2 cup.

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Source: Christmas Cookies 1993

Recipe: Italian Christmas Cookies 2

Recipe: Italian Christmas Cookies 2


1 c. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 1/2 tsp. anise extract
4 c. flour, sifted once with 4 tsp.
baking powder
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
6 eggs

Mix all ingredients in large bowl until a dough consistency. Roll in a little flour to handle and break off small pieces. Roll and twist. Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan at 350 degrees. Cookies will be very light after baking.

ICING:

Confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 1/2 tsp. anise extract
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
A little milk

Mix and dip cookies in icing. Allow to dry before handling. Yield about 4-5 dozen.

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Recipe: Christmas Wreath Cookies

Recipe: Christmas Wreath Cookies


2 sticks butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 4.25 ounce tube green frosting
1 cup mini red cinnamon candies

Beat butter with mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar blending well. Add egg and almond extract. Beating until blended. Gradually add flour beating at low speed until mixture is blended. Use a cookie press with a star shaped disc to shape dough in to 2 1/2 inch circles on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are brown. Remove from pan. Pipe 2 leaves on cookies with frosting. Press 3 red candies between leaves resembling holly. Makes 2 dozen.

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Recipe: Christmas Wreath Cookies 2

Recipe: Christmas Wreath Cookies 2


3/4 c. butter
1 (16 oz.) bag marshmallows
7 c. corn flakes
Green food coloring
Blue food coloring
Red hots

Melt butter in pan. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add food coloring until mixture is a nice “holly” green. Remove from heat and pour over corn flakes in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. On wax paper, form wreath-shaped cookies and decorate with red hots to look like berries.

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Recipe: Fruitcake Christmas Cookies 2

Recipe: Fruitcake Christmas Cookies 2


1/2 c vegetable oil
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 c milk
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c raisins
1/2 c snipped dried apricots
1/2 c chopped dates

Cream together the oil and sugar. Add the egg. Then blend in the remaining ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls onto a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake in 350 F oven for about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and store in a tightly closed container.

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