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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
These look so pretty and can be used for Christmas or a New Years' party. It is not as sweet as some cookies.
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.
Just wondering if anyone has any good quick and easy christmas cookie recipes? Let me know!
Lynn from Erie, PA
Peanut Butter Ritz:
Place a bag of milk chocolate in microwave, add a little bit of olive oil to make the chocolate look shiny, and melt chocolate.
Take two Ritz Crackers and lightly cover them with a peanut butter of your choice on one side.
Put the two peanut butter sides together and once they are stuck together dip and cover entire cookie with chocolate.
After the Ritz peanut butter crackers are covered in chocolate, sprinkle cookies with Christmas colored sprinkles, place cookies on wax paper, and let cool.
Thanks for all the ideas! They sound great. I'm gonna try a few of them. Happy Holidays!
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!
These quick, yet delicious sandwich cookies use only a few ingredients and do not require any baking!
Here 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!
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!
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).
These are a delicious variation on oatmeal raisin cookies.