Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Cookies Day One

The Christmas baking has begun in my house. This week I will be making 15 different kinds of Christmas treats. I have Christmas events that I'm hosting these next few week so I will need a good amount of treats to last. These 2 recipes are my sugar cookie recipe and peanut butter snowflake recipe. I made these mini cookies for a client who has a party on Saturday. She decided she wanted bite size treats to make it easier for people to eat and they don't feel as guilt when eating it. Great idea!! 

Happy Baking....




Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.












Peanut Butter Kisses or Snowflake Cookies


1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. peanut butter (creamy)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Hershey Kisses or Chocolate Almond Bark for a Snowflake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together first 5 ingredients; then add remaining flour and mix until you form a sticky dough. Roll into small balls and place onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until just golden brown. Place Hershey Kiss (with wrapping removed) in center of each cookie, while they are still hot. Or after completely cooled you can use chocolate almond bark and a squeeze bottle and make a snowflake right on the cookie
Makes approximately 48 cookies









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