Christmas Cookie Recipes? Help!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Baby Chick, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. Baby Chick

    Baby Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2012
    So every year my church has a Christmas Cookie Walk to raise money. The trouble is EVERY year they run out of cookies!!! My friend and I are having a sleep over the night before the drop off to make tons of cookies. We would like some really good Christmas cookie recipes, not cookies you could make just any time of year. Any Recipes are helpful!!! Thanks :)
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my recipe for sugar cookies. They turn out nice and thick, not dry, and the icing is beautiful - they look professional!

    (It's copied from my blog, sorry it's a little chatty.)


    Here's how it went...

    I mixed, refrigerated, rolled and cut the cookies. I baked them for about 7 minutes.

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    Next in the process is "fill and spill". You outline the cookie and then "fill" with thinned icing. It took a little experimenting to figure out just how to do this, but I think I got it after only about 3 cookies.

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    After that dried, I outlined again with white royal icing to give the onesie design. I wrote "Luke", (new nephew's name), in blue and gave them a blue tag.

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    Quick bag and wrap and they were ready to go!

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    I also made a few red velvet cake balls - yum!

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    Here are the recipes:

    Sugar Cookies


    ¾ cups butter (i used Crisco)
    1 cup sugar
    2 large eggs (room temperature)
    1-½ teaspoon pure vanilla
    2-½ cups flour
    ½ teaspoons salt

    ¼ teaspoons cream of tartar
    1 teaspoon baking powder


    Combine the butter and sugar, mix until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla.

    In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, and salt.
    Slowly add dry ingredients into wet batter. Mix until fully incorporated.
    Mold the dough into a squared off log and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Roll the chilled dough out on a floured surface to about 1/2" think. Cut and place on silpat or parchment paper and cookie sheet.
    Bake at 325*-350*F for 5 to 8 minutes.

    Royal Icing
    I just used 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup and a dash of lemon juice. I thinned it to the right consistency with milk and more corn syrup.


     
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