Dec 7, 2012

It's Christmas time! Let the BAKING COMMENCE!

Every year I make easily 30 dozen cookies for friends, family, parties and co-workers.  Cookies are a great gift and a great way to recognize someone during the holidays without spending a small fortune!

I have 3 recipes that I make every year.  They are SUPER secret, but I will share 2 of them here.. for you.

1. Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

1 C butter, room temperature
3/4C white sugar
3/4C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder
2C mint chips or Andes Mint chunks

1. Pre-heat oven to 375
2. Cream butter and sugars until well blended, add one egg at a time and vanilla, mix on high for 2 minutes.
3. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and Cocoa powder, add to butter mixture while mixing continually
4. Stir in mint chips
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to cooling racks.

The best part about this cookie - it is as easy to make as a chocolate chip cookie, but seems somehow fancier.  Tasty and perfect with a tall glass of milk.  Definitely one of Santa's favorite cookies!

2. Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies 

2 1/2c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2c sugar
1/2 c butter
1 c Libby's 100% Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Combine dry ingredients
3. Cream butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin until well mixed
4. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.
5. Bake 15-18 minutes.  Allow to cool and drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Store loosely covered.

GLAZE: 2 c sifted powder sugar, 3 tbs+ milk, 1 tbs melted butter, 1 tsp vanilla - mix until smooth, add milk until right texture for drizzling

Why I love this cookie: It is a nice color contrast to the chocolate mint cookies, it is YUMMY and pumpkin is super popular! :)  Again, easy to make, and fancy to look at.  A real crowd pleaser. 

3. The cookie I am not sharing: Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies... maybe next week :) 

WHAT DO YOU THINK: What is YOUR favorite Christmas Cookie?

Linking up with Bloggers for Christmas and Frugal and Focused Recipe Swap.


  1. Oh my, the chocolate mint cookies sound delicious!

  2. Both of these look delicious! Thanks for linking up.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day (I'm the one planning dinner and lunch... but only because I need too!).

    I love the combination of chocolate and chips, but never tried these cookies... I may have to bake them soon (if I can find mint chips around here.)

  4. I tell you... they are to DIE for! :) Glad you stopped by!

  5. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Thanks for stopping by unsearchable riches! Those cookies look really yummy, I'm gonna try (pinned) those pumpkin ones! Now following you ;)

  7. Looks yummy! Last year I discovered the Rolo Pretzels! That's all I ate last year. And this year I've discovered the Saltine Cracker Toffee! Yummy!


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