Holiday Cookies


Skill Level: Beginner

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

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Ingredients
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
Red or green sugar crystals, granulated sugar or powdered sugar

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.

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2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

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3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or a combination of any of the sugars. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

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4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press a candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.

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Now to clean up the mess!

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Christmas is slowly entering our home and I love how it makes the house feel so warm! I have two themes going on, one half of the house is Snowman and the other half is (supposed to be) Candy Cane. I'll post more pictures once I add and finish the decorating!

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I'd love to see what everyone else is doing in their homes,
email me some pictures!!!

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Hey BFF:) We made those peppermint cookies for neighbors and family for Christmas and every1 LOVED em! You have such cute ideas for baking and DECORATING! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Love you much:)

Miss Mary