Let's keep this post going with favorite recipes for Christmas cookies!
the most popular Christmas cookie, the decorated sugar cookie is an
annual tradition in our home. My kids have always loved to make,
decorate, and eat these! We prefer to frost them before adding colored
sugar, sprinkles, or other decorations to them.
(not my photo, but you can see the variety)
This is one of my favorites! Fairly easy to make, and they're so good!
Here's a from-scratch recipe, courtesy of Betty Crocker (and the first recipe I ever used to make these):
all ingredients together until well blended. Chill 1 hour. Roll into
balls and then roll in powdered sugar. Bake 8 - 10 minutes in a 375
These where a tradition when I was growing up but I haven't made them in a long time! I may have to make them this year! We always filled them with icing rather than Jam.
2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts of choice
1/3 cup jam (any flavor)
to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking
mat. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and
fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla extract and salt. Gradually stir in
flour. Form dough into 1-inch diameter balls. Dip in lightly beaten
egg whites, then roll in nuts. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie
sheets. Press down center of each with thumb. Bake for 16 to 18
minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then
remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, fill
centers of cookies with jam. Or, fill centers with 1/2 teaspoon of jam
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