15 Jan 08
here are some recipes from allrecipes.com Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies SUBMITTED BY: DeeDee PHOTO BY: KYODDIE "These look so nice for Christmas with the red and green sprinkles." INGREDIENTS * 1 cup butter, softened * 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese * 1 cup white sugar * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract * 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup chopped pecans * 1/2 cup green sugar crystals * 1/2 cup red sugar crystals * 1 cup pecan halves DIRECTIONS 1. Cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. 2. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chopped pecans. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes. 3. On four sheets of aluminum foil, shape dough into four 6 inch rolls, 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap each roll tightly in foil and refrigerate over night. 4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with foil. Remove rolls of dough from refrigerator one at a time. Coat each roll with red or green sugar crystals; cut dough into 1/4 inch slices. 5. Place on prepared cookie sheets; top each cookie with a pecan half. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until bottom of cookie is lightly browned when lifted. ------------------------- Christmas Cookies II SUBMITTED BY: Jack Dickson "An heirloom recipe from my mother-in-law's recipe file." INGREDIENTS * 1 cup butter * 1 1/2 cups white sugar * 3 eggs * 1 tablespoon cocoa * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon * 1 teaspoon ground mace * 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg * 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves * 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice * 3/4 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 cup chopped, peeled apple * 1 cup golden raisins * 1/2 pound candied pineapple * 1/4 pound chopped candied orange peel * 1/4 pound candied lemon peel * 8 ounces dates, pitted and chopped * 1 pound chopped pecans * 1 tablespoon bourbon * 3 cups all-purpose flour DIRECTIONS 1. Cream together butter, sugar, and eggs. Beat in flour, cocoa, and cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and soda. 2. Meanwhile soak candied pineapple, orange peel, and lemon peel in bourbon. 3. Add apples, raisins, dates, pecans, and soaked fruits, and mix well. 4. On a greased cookie sheet spoon out half-dollar size cookies, spaced 1/2 inch apart. 5. In a preheated 350 degree (175 degrees C) oven, bake 12-15 minutes.
• United States
18 Dec 07
I found this recipe in this magizine.. They tell you how to make it from scratch but me I found it a lot simpler to just buy the premade cookie dough. But I buy the premaid peanut butter cookie dough. Then I make those. Get the red and green M&Ms use the red ones for noses. EAt the Green ones while you make them:) Then you melt chocolate chip cookies. Us a toothpick dip that in the chocolate sauce and put two eyes on the cookies for the eyes. Then break the pretzels not the stick ones the other ones. But make sure they are not the really really big ones. And put them on top of the cookie above the eyes. And then you have Roudolph Peanut Butter Cookies. The kids love them even the Adults. I only added not to use the really really big pretzels because once I told my brother I needed pretzels for the cookies and he buys them. I hope the instructions werent a little wierd. If so let me know I will try and put them into simpler form. :p Enjoy!
• United States
17 Dec 07
Ok you get the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix and you make it like it says on the package as if you are going to be cutting shapes in it. Then separate it in half. One you are going to leave as is and the other you are going to add 3/4 tsp peppermint extract and green food coloring Then you are going to make a "rope" out of both cookie mixes (roll it out long ways) and twist them around eachother. Now you can leave them as a stick or you can make a candy cane out of them by curving the top. And bake like the package says.