Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Blogmas Day 10: Show Us Your Cookies, or Recipes

I have a lot of recipes that I use for Christmas cookies, but this is my favorite:

Gingerbread Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 tablespoons sugar

Mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer, Beat in the egg, water and molasses. Stir in the dry ingredients except for the 2 tablespoons of sugar.  Roll the dough into walnut size balls. Roll each ball in the reserved sugar, and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 F for 9 to 10 minutes.

This is a close second that just smells like Christmas Eve to me:

Christmas Casserole Cookies
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sugar

Beat the eggs with an electric mixer. Beat in the sugar. Stir in the dates, walnuts, coconut, vanilla and almond extract. Place in a 2-quart casserole dish, and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and immediately beat with a wooden spoon. Let the mixture sit until it is cool enough to handle, and then form into balls and roll them in the reserved sugar.

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