Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Cookies

Here is a recipe for one of my favorite types of Christmas cookies. I'm going to be making some of these this week. They're delicious, but they also look so Christmasy!

3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. softened butter
1 tbsp vanilla
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
nuts, chocolate chips, maraschino cherries

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla. Work in flour and salt until dough holds together. If dough is dry, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk.

For each cookie, shape dough by tablespoons full around nuts, chocolate chips or a cherry to form a ball. Place about one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until set but not brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool. Dip tops of cookies into glaze. Decorate with coconut, nuts, colored sugar, sprinkles, etc.


1 c. sifted powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
Food coloring

These are called Bon Bon Cookies. I usually split the glaze into 3 or 4 different bowls and use different colors: red, green, blue, and sometimes white. It looks very festive and they are yummy!

Because my family is picky, I usually decorate the top of the cookie so they know what's inside. I put a nut on top for a nut filling, chocolate chip for a chocolate chip filling, and then sprinkles for the cherry filling. You could also use coconut or dates for the filling as well.

Merry Christmas!

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