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Cookies make great gifts and are a delicious treat to bring to a holiday party. This is a guide about quick and easy Christmas cookies.

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December 16, 2011 Flag
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Our local newspaper runs really good recipes. This issue has cookies that sound so good. The readership is small, and these recipes should be shared.

This recipe is very exciting for me. I have been looking for it for years! My Mother used to make these, and called them Frozen Donut Horns. They are the best cookies ever! I can remember helping her with them every year. The pasty is flaky and so good, and the filling is crunchy and chewy and amazing. I can recommend these very, very highly!


  • 5 cups flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 stick butter, soft
  • 1 can evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed)
  • 5 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large cake of yeast
Nut filling:
  • 2 1/2 cups ground walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 egg whites, beaten until stiff peaks form


Mix flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl, then add butter and mix well until blended well. Crumble the yeast into the milk until yeast is dissolved, then add to the flour mixture with egg yolks until well blended. Refrigerate dough, well covered, overnight. (this allows the yeast to develop slowly, which makes the dough more flavorful and makes the dough a lot easier to handle.

Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and keep refrigerated. Beat the eggs for the nut filling and combine all the ingredients. Leaving the other dough refrigerated, roll out each part on a surface dusted with powdered sugar (my Mother's trick, the newspaper recipe uses flour) into a thin circle and cut it into wedges, like a pizza. Place a spoonful of nut filling on the biggest part of the triangle and roll up just like a crescent. Bake in a preheated, 350 degree F oven for 35-45 minutes, until golden brown.

In addition to, or instead of, the nut filling, you can use 5 cans of poppy seed filling, prune filling, or an other thick fruit filling - or a variety. These are just wonderful cookies!

Source: Gloria Pleva Kacik with the "Royalton Recorder" of North Royalton, OH

By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH


November 11, 2013 Flag
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Get more bang out of your gingerbread buck by simply turning the men upside down and decorating as a reindeer! Use other common holiday candies as decoration.

Easiest Gingerbread Man Reindeer Cookies

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December 17, 2012 Flag
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We made these sugar cookies for a Christmas party at our taekwondo dojang (school). The boys helped us make them, especially the red and green colored belts. We also did a separate batch of black belt cookies.Taekwondo Christmas Cookies

My friend Stephanie loaned me the "Ninja" cookie cutters for the occasion, but this look could be done with any gingerbread man cookie cutter.

Total Time: 6

Yield: 4 dozen


  • Cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter ($.50)
  • 1/3 cup butter flavored shortening ($.50)
  • 2 cups flour (all purpose) ($.25)
  • 1 egg ($.50)
  • 3/4 cup sugar ($.50)
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar ($.50)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  1. Using a stand mixer, beat softened butter and shortening on medium until combined, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add in all remaining cookie ingredients, except start with only half the flour. Mix until thoroughly combined, then beat in the remaining flour. Do not over mix
  3. Divide dough into 2 -3 manageable balls and refrigerate for about 3 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Flour a counter or rolling surface and roll out the dough to the desired thickness. Cut as many cookies out of each roll of dough as possible.
  6. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7 - 8 minutes until lightly brown. Cook on a rack
  7. Once cool, decorate cookies with icing or frosting. We mixed the Icing ingredients together, adding milk very slowly until it was the desired consistency. We probably added about 2 Tbsp. of milk. Orange juice could have also been used.
  8. We painted the icing on because we wanted to mimic the taekwondo uniform, leaving the head, hands and feet bare. You could also drizzle or dip the cookies to coat them. After they are iced, allow to dry until firm (about an hour).
  9. Once the icing has hardened, add the colored belt using red or green icing or decorator frosting. Allow this icing to harden as well
  10. To get the cookies to the party without ruining the decorations, I carefully stacked them on top of each other so that the rows protected the belts below. It seemed to work really well. We received many compliments on the cute cookies.

Next time, I will do lemon extract or orange juice in the icing instead of vanilla, to offset the sweetness of the powdered sugar. You could also add peppermint or any other extract or flavoring

Source: This is based off of the recipe from my trusty Better Homes and Gardens "New" cookbook which I have used for over 20 years.

December 20, 2011 Flag
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Here it is almost Christmas, and you don't have those dreaded cut-out cookies done yet? Easy. Go to The Dollar Store, and buy some packages of plain sugar cookies. Shake off the sugar and frost them. Now you have instant cut-outs and who is to know the difference?

By Joanne from Fond du Lac, WI

November 17, 2005 Flag
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Just wondering if anyone has any good quick and easy christmas cookie recipes? Let me know!

Lynn from Erie, PA

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December 12, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks for all the ideas! They sound great. I'm gonna try a few of them. Happy Holidays!

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December 14, 20080 found this helpful

The Ritz cookies are great, and easy to make... just a couple suggestions - use reduced fat Ritz (much flakier) and if you can find Reese's peanut butter - again great. I use chocolate almond bark and a double boiler - but everything else is the same. With the small amount of chocolate at the bottom - I dip cashews... YUM!

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January 3, 2012 Flag
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Our local newspaper runs really good recipes. This issue has cookies that sound so good. The readership is small, and these recipes should be shared.

December 22, 2009 Flag
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Colorful plump little Christmas cookies. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter until fluffy. Beat in cornstarch and sugar and then blend in flour.

December 28, 2009 Flag
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These look so pretty and can be used for Christmas or a New Years' party. It is not as sweet as some cookies.

Poinsettia pinwheel cookies

December 20, 2011 Flag
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I don't know how they got this name; these cookies are tender and delicious, not at all like rocks. My mother made them every Christmas, and they were a real favorite.

December 10, 2008 Flag
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These quick, yet delicious sandwich cookies use only a few ingredients and do not require any baking!

Photo of Ritz Peanut Butter Cookies.

December 8, 2011 Flag
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Easy Christmas Cookies, Tray of Christmas CookiesHere are some easy Christmas cookie recipes that your whole family will love. From classic Thumbprint to White Chocolate Cherry cookies, they are all fast, easy and inexpensive to make!


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November 14, 2005 Flag
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This simple cookie uses only a few ingredients, but is sure to be a hit at your next holiday party. These are a sensation here in Northeast Ohio!

Toffee Crunch Grahams

September 29, 2008 Flag

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat 2 egg whites till foamy. Gradually add 2/3 cup sugar and continue beating till peaks form. Fold in pinch of salt, 1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 cup finely chopped pecans, and 1 cup semi sweet chocolate bits (small or regular).

November 17, 2005 Flag
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These are a delicious variation on oatmeal raisin cookies.

November 17, 2005 Flag
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These cookies are great if you need last minute treats. It doesn't get much simpler than this!

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