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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Christmas Cookies

Making lip smacking delicacies during the festive season of Christmas is a customary seen in every Christian household. Out of all the dishes prepared for the festival, cookies stand out. This is probably because they are the chosen sweets for the festival. Christmas cookies can be prepared in innumerable ways. They have long shelf life, because of the ingredients used in them. If you are looking for easy recipes of cookies for this Christmas, then read the article. Learn how to make a couple of easy Christmas cookies recipes, in the following lines.

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Gingerbread Cookies

  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 1 tsp White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Ground Clove
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • In a saucepan, combine butter and molasses. Heat the mixture over medium flame until it begins to boil, while stirring continuously.
  • Remove the mixture from the flame and allow it to cool for sometime.
  • In a large bowl, mix all-purpose flour, ginger, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, clove, cayenne pepper, black pepper, nutmeg and fold in salt. Blend the mixture well.
  • Pour the warm molasses-butter mixture into the mixture made in the above step. Stir continuously to form a thick dough.
  • Cool the dough in refrigerator for about 10 minutes, until it sets.
  • Form small lemon sized balls of the dough, using 2 tablespoons of batter, each time. Now, pat the balls using your finger, to flatten them into the shape of cookies.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Grease a baking sheet with butter and place the cookies on it.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes.
  • Cool the baked cookies in the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, before transferring them to wrack to cool completely.
  • Store the cookies in an air-tight container.
Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • Sieve all-purpose flour, baking soda and sugar in a bowl and reserve.
  • In a bowl, blend sugar, peanut butter, brown sugar and butter together with an egg beater, until it becomes fluffy. Fold in egg, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Add the sifted flour mixture to the mixture prepared in the above step. Blend well, to form a dough.
  • Shape the dough into small balls. Place the balls in your palm and using your fingers, flatten them to form the shape of cookies.
  • Grease a baking sheet with butter.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes.
  • Remove the baked cookies from the oven and leave them in the sheet, for about five minutes.
  • Transfer the baked cookies to a wrack and then leave them to cool completely.
  • Store the peanut butter cookies in an air-tight container.

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