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Favorite Holiday Treat Recipes

When it comes to holiday baking, I like to keep things simple, yet make it seem like I slaved for hours in the kitchen. So I decided to share the recipes we break out year after year that always seem to be crowd pleasers. And even better, many only require a handful of ingredients and thus, perfect for busy families out there.

SCOTCH CAKES

A girlfriend of mine introduced these to me at a holiday cookie exchange a few years ago and right away they were soon one of my favorite cookies I had ever tasted. And why wouldn’t they be?!? They simply melt in your mouth thanks to all their buttery goodness!

This year was the first I made them myself and they did not disappoint. I decided to do mine in a star shape and I am happy to report that they won me a prize at a recent cookie exchange!Christmas Cookies | Holiday Cookies | Scotch CakesSCOTCH CAKE COOKIES RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

Cookies

  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 4 cups flour

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and vanilla.
  3. Work in icing sugar and flour, saving 1/4 cup flour for rolling out the dough.
  4. Mix lightly. Pat lightly. Lightly roll out dough in the flour to 1/4″ thick.
  5. Cut with a star shaped cookie cutter.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.

Butter Icing

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp cream (scalded)
  • 2 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix ingredients together and beat well.
  2. Spoon the icing onto the cookies and top with a half of a maraschino cherry.

Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE KISS COOKIESChristmas Cookies | Holiday Cookies | Cookie Recipe | Easy Cookie Recipe | Peanut Butter Chocolate CookieThese cookies were a part of my childhood and it is hard to believe I am now sharing the tradition with my own children. Each time we make these, everyone gets involved in placing the chocolates when the cookies come out of the oven. I can easily say, I make 3 or 4 batches over the holidays.

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

CARAMEL CHOCOLATE ROLO COOKIES
Christmas Cookies | Holiday Cookies | Cookie Recipe | Chocolate Caramel CookiesThese cookies are ones I bake year round when I am looking for a fast recipe or wanting a little sweet treat to make for the kids. Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and caramel?

5-Ingredient Caramel Chocolate Rolo Cookies

SANTA RICE KRISPIE TREATSDIY Santa Treats | Christmas Treat Recipe | Santa Rice Krispies | Holiday Rice Krispie TreatsWant to be a hit with the kids?!? Have them help you make these adorable Rice Krispie Treats in the shape of Saint Nick. They may look tricky, but I can say, my son was able to do most of the “work” on these.

Santa Rice Krispie Treats

SNICKERDOODLESChristmas Cookies | Holiday Cookies | Snickerdoodle CookiesAren’t snickerdoodles one of those cookies that just make you think of Christmas? They are another one of my favorites come the holiday time and I love the recipe I use year after year.

Snickerdoodles Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter, shortening and 1 1/2 cups of sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each, then blend in vanilla.
  3. Whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to wet mixture and blend in.
  4. Mix the 5 tsp sugar and cinnamon in a small Ziplock bag
  5. Shape a heaping tablespoon of dough and place it in the cinnamon sugar bag. Roll the dough around until it is completely covered. Repeat with dough balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake 8 – 10 minutes. Remove immediately from baking sheet to cool.

Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply marcia brown December 21, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Cant wait to get my” Cookie On”!! Thank you for the simple receipes amongst the chaos!

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