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Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas cookie recipes are good any time of the year, but who doesn't make cookies for Christmas?

Almond Macaroons


Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 (7 ounce) package almond paste (7 or 8 ounces)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 egg whites
3 dozen blanched whole almonds

Grease cookie sheet. Break almond paste into small pieces in large bowl. Stir in flour, powdered sugar and almond extract. Add egg whites. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth.

Place dough in decorating bag fitted with #9 rosette tip. Pipe 1 1/2-inch cookies about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Top each with almond. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 325. Bake about 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Christmas Cookie Recipes will always be among our favorites.

Applesauce-Granola Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granola
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 375º. Beat brown sugar, shortening, vanilla and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in applesauce. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

This Christmas cookie recipe is sure to please . . .

Brown Sugar Drops

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Light Brown Glaze -- (recipe follows)

LIGHT BROWN GLAZE
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk (2 to 4 tablespoons)

Heat oven to 400º. Beat brown sugar, butter, shortening, milk and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Spread with Light Brown Glaze.

LIGHT BROWN GLAZE:

Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable.

This next one is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe

Snickerdoodles

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- softened
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400º. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon; set aside. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, the shortening, butter and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until centers are almost set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

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