Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies These are a favorite at Christmas parties every year.  I found them originally on Pinterest, and have been tweaking them every year to improve the process.  Here are the basic steps: Make the peanut butter cookie dough.  I suggest using this recipe. When the dough is done, scoop the dough out…

Russian Tea Cookies

Russian Tea Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons…

Royal Icing

Royal Icing Recipe from Alton Brown 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites* (see note below) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar (measure it *after* you sift it) In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is…

Chocolate Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker YIELD: about 3 dozen large cookies PREP: 1 hour 30 minutes COOK: 15 minutes TOTAL: 3 hours Chocolate sugar cookies are the perfect base for royal icing or a more casual slathering of buttercream. INGREDIENTS 6 cups all-purpose flour 1¼ cups Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups unsalted butter,…

Chocopocalypse Cookies

Recipe from Alton Brown Ingredients 6 oz 54% bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1-3/4 oz (not cups!) all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 6 oz light brown sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies Recipe from La Receta de la Felicidad (Site is in Spanish, so you may need to use Google Translate) Servings: ~24 cookies Ingredients For the cookies: 400g all purpose flour (3 ⅔ cup) 125g powdered sugar (1 ¼ cup) 200g butter (1 cube + 6 Tablespoons) 1 medium egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 pinch of…

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction   Ingredients 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, slightly softened to room temperature 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt **If you’re making…

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies Recipe from AlidasKitchen.com Yield: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 egg yolk 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 to 8 drops red food coloring, adjust amount to desired color 24 milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses…

Swedish Overnights

Swedish Overnights Recipe from MacrinaBakery.com Click here for printable recipe Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cups powdered sugar, sifted 1 egg, separated 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped walnuts Sugar crystals in your favorite colors Click here for full recipe…

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine (Makes about 2 dozen) 2 egg whites (scant 1/3 cup) 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon pure almond extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups dried unsweetened shredded coconut Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Set rack in middle of oven.  Mist baking sheet with non-stick spray (or use parchment…

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 egg yolk 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg DIRECTIONS: In a large…

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped DIRECTIONS:…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Alton Brown, Food Network This is a modification on the original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe, adapted to make the cookies more chewy and moist.  They’re incredible!! Ingredients 8 ounces unsalted butter 12 ounces bread flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 ounces granulated…

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies 1 c. Powdered Sugar 1/2 c. Shortening 1/2 c. Butter 1 egg 1/2 t. Red Food Coloring 1 1/2 t. Peppermint or Almond Flavoring 1 t. Vanilla 2 1/2 c. Flour 1 t. Salt Preheat oven to 375. Melt butter and mix with shortening, powdered sugar and egg. Mix well, then add…