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Virtual Cookie Swap

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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Lets share our favorite holiday cookie recipes.
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DylansMom1207
by Renee on Dec. 9, 2012 at 6:34 PM

http://m.bettycrocker.com/recipes/red-velvet-rich-and-creamy-cookies/815f4270-d7b5-4d25-a2e1-dabb498d4b85


I make these without nuts on top. I use sprinkles or sugar to dress it up.

jerzeetomato
by Melissa on Dec. 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM

good idea!  I'll dig one up!

ceciliam
by Lynn on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM



Whipped Shortbread

1 pound butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually add cornstarch and flour. Whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Place into a cookie press and press out cookies on cool baking sheet. Decorate with candied cherries or dragees if desired. Bake 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

DylansMom1207
by Renee on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM
1 mom liked this

 I like this one! I asked my secret santa for a cookie press.  This might be my first cookie if I get it.

Quoting ceciliam:

 


Whipped Shortbread

1 pound butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually add cornstarch and flour. Whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Place into a cookie press and press out cookies on cool baking sheet. Decorate with candied cherries or dragees if desired. Bake 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

 

jerzeetomato
by Melissa on Dec. 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM

they look yummy!

Quoting ceciliam:



Whipped Shortbread

1 pound butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually add cornstarch and flour. Whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Place into a cookie press and press out cookies on cool baking sheet. Decorate with candied cherries or dragees if desired. Bake 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


jerzeetomato
by Melissa on Dec. 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes

These buttery melt-in-your-mouth cookie balls go by many names in recipe collections, including Mexican Wedding Cakes. They always contain finely chopped nuts and are twice rolled in powdered sugar. This holiday favorite is one of Betty's Best!

    • PREP TIME1 Hr
    • TOTAL TIME1 Hr 15 Min
    • SERVINGS48

       

      1
      cup butter or margarine, softened
      1/2
      cup powdered sugar
      1
      teaspoon vanilla
      2 1/4
      cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
      3/4
      cup finely chopped nuts
      1/4
      teaspoon salt
      Powdered sugar


      1Heat oven to 400ºF.
      • 2Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.
      • 3Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
      • 4Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
      • 5Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.
      DylansMom1207
      by Renee on Dec. 13, 2012 at 7:02 AM
      Any more bakers out there?
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