Friday, December 20, 2013

Let's get baking

Baking..who is doing that this year???

Thought I would help out with some cookies to try out.

First up is a cookie that includes one of my favorite candies...Sixlets!!

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies I Mommy Hates Cooking 

Don't those look awesome!!!
  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • Topping:
  • Sprinkles/Sixlets/Candies
  • 1/2 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla

Preheat the Oven to 350*.
Begin by creaming the butter, adding in the sugars, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt, mixing well.
Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
Drop tablespoon size rolled balls of dough on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes then remove from oven and let cook before moving to a wire rack to complete cooling.
Once cookies are completely cooled. Whip together the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Put it in a cake decorating bag with the 1M Wilton tip. Top the cookies with the whipped cream then add the candies and sprinkles.
Keep them in the fridge until ready to serve to avoid the whipped cream from melting.
Adapted from:  Southern Living Cookies
You can visit this site for more cookies 

NEXT up Peppermint cookies

These seem to be popping up I think I am going to try these as well.

peppermint cookie finished 

Peppermint Cookies
1 vanilla cake mix
1 small box instant candy cane pudding
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup peppermint crunch baking chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix cake mix, pudding, eggs, and butter until well blended. Stir in chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake about six to eight minutes, until cookies are just set (if you poke them, they still give a little but aren’t smooshy).
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for a few minutes. I slid the entire sheet of parchment out of the pan and onto the counter to let them finish cooling.
Your house, at this point, will have the most delicious peppermint aroma.
If you want to get all fancy, you could drizzle the tops with vanilla frosting and sprinkle crushed peppermint on top, but these are plenty sweet without any extra help. You could also throw in a handful of chocolate chips if you like the chocolate peppermint combo (which I do, but somehow managed not to add chocolate to this batch.)
Yield: About three dozen.

You can go here to see more cookies 

Well Ya'll Christmas is fast approaching.  Let's get those cookies baked!



  1. YUM
    I am not baking this year but these sound wonderful

  2. Yummy, looks so good, thanks for sharing, Francine.


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