Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simple Christmas Cookies

I'll be baking lots of cookies over the next 3 days, 20 dozen or so to take to the local shelter for our annual Christmas Eve Cookies & Coffee, and then more for friends and family ... not to mention the ones that will get devoured by my eager baker's helpers! 

The following recipe is so simple, it is always on my cookie list.  It also is fun to dress up for the holidays with a bit of melted chocolate, dried fruit or nuts. 


1 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 300. Mix ingredients with pastry blender until crumbly. Work with hands until it makes a large lump. Press flat into a 9x9 pan, about 1/2" thick. Prick with a fork thoroughly. Bake for 50-60 minutes until set and very pale gold. Cut while warm into 36 squares. Enjoy!
*I tweaked the original recipe just a tad by using Cane Juice Crystals and Organic Unbleached flour..

This simple recipe in my mind just begs to be dressed up a bit for Christmas! Perhaps with a drizzle of melted chocolate, or by adding some finely ground nuts and/or dried cranberries to the dough, maybe a bit of dried lavender, lemony herbs and a drizzle of lemon glaze... Yum!

Please share your favorite Christmas cookie recipe with me, I love to add new things to my recipe pile (and yes it is a pile rather than a file, though someday I hope to remedy that)!

A photo from last year's Christmas cookie marathon ... and no, I don't put Tabasco sauce in cookies, I have no idea why that is there, other than the fact that it seems to always be present on the dining table! 

1 comment:

  1. Christmas cookies are so easy to make and less expensive. These looks good. My mother bought a Christmas cookies and its taste good but I really love the homemade cookies.


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