HOLIDAY COOKING RECIPES forum: Christmas cookies

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ImageLynxx
Oct 29, 2010 7:22 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
we all love Christmas baking! Anyone have a particular heirloom recipe or one of your own to share?
Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 2, 2010 10:11 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Here are a couple that my family and friends request every year.

CHOCOLATE MINT TRUFFLE COOKIES

1/4 cup butter, cubed
6-oz. semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. peppermint extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
¼ tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
4.6 oz. pkg. mint Andes candies, chopped, divided
2 tsp. shortening, divided
1/2 cup vanilla or white chips

Melt butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Remove from heat and stir til smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in egg, sugars and extracts. Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into chocolate mixture. Fold in 3/4 cup Andes candies.

Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls. Place 2” apart on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350 deg. for 8-10 minutes, or until they look slightly dry. Cool completely.

Melt 1 tsp. shortening and the rest of the chocolate chips and Andes candies. Melt vanilla chips and rest of shortening. Dip half of cookies in melted chocolate and half in melted vanilla. Sprinkle with topping such as chopped nuts, sprinkles, etc.



MELT IN YOUR MOUTH SANDWICH CREMES

1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups all-purpose flour

Combine in mixing bowl; refrigerate until dough is easy to handle (2 hrs. or so). Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/8” thick. Cut out with 1-1/2” round cookie cutters. Place some sugar in a small bowl. Dip cookies in sugar and turn to coat. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and prick with fork a couple of times. Bake at 375 deg. for about 8 min. or til set. Cool.

Filling:
1/2 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Food coloring

Mix above and spread about a teaspoon on half of cookies, top with the rest of the cookies.
ImageLynxx
Nov 2, 2010 10:52 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Thank you Chris! Those sound delicious. I especially like the first one's ingredients list. When I make them, I'll let you know how we liked them...lol, I kinda already know the answer! Hurray!
Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 2, 2010 11:26 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
They're wickedly delicious!! Big Grin

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