Christmas Cookie Recipes

 Baking desserts for the Christmas time warms the house with scents of sugar cookies and other savory treats. You can create sweet desserts with these simple recipes. All these recipes originated from www.pillsbury.com.

 Frosted Reindeer Cookies: These cute reindeer face cookies are very easy to make www.pillsburry.com says. Reindeer cookies are simple and quick only taking 55 minutes for 32 servings.

Frosted Reindeer Cookies

Ingredients:

1 roll of Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies

¼ cup of all-purpose flour

1 cup of vanilla creamy ready to spread frosting (from a 1-lb container)

64 small twisted pretzels

64 chocolate chips (or ¼ cup)

16 gumdrops cut in half

Steps

1). In a large bowl, break the cookie dough. Stir in the flour until it is well blended. Reshape the dough into triangle-shaped logs- look at the picture for more detail. If the dough is too soft, you can refrigerate the dough up to 30 min.

2). Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using a thin sharp knife, cut the dough into 32 (1/4 of an inch) triangular slices. On an ungreased cookie sheet, place the slices 2 inches apart.

3). Bake for 7 to 11 minutes or until they are set. Cool for 1 minute and remove them from the cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

4). Frost the cookies with frosting. Place 2 pretzel twists on each triangle near the corners to be antlers. Press 2 chocolate chips in the cookies fir eyes. Cut a gumdrop and place it as the nose. Then store between waxed paper sheets in a tightly covered container. You are done!

 

Peppermint Blossoms: Another classic recipe is the peppermint blossom. These cookies only have a few ingredients to make 72 servings. These cookies may take a little longer considering they take 2 hours to prepare according to www.pillsbury.com.

Peppermint Blossoms

Ingredients:

1 roll of Pillsbury refrigerated peppermint cookies

6 tablespoons of sugar

72 Hershey candy cane Kisses

½ cup of all-purpose flour

Steps:

1).Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2). In a large bowl, break up the cookie dough. Stir in ½ cup of all-purpose flour until well blended. Shape your cookie dough into 72 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in sugar in a shallow bowl. Place the cookies on ungreased cookie sheets and place them 2 inches apart. Then bake for 10-24 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

3). After you remove the cookies from the oven, immediately top each cookies with 1 Hershey kiss firmly so the cookie cracks around the edges. Cool completely before you storing and you are done!

Cookie Skaters: Ice skating is a great activity when the weather gets cold. How about eating a cute ice skate cookie? This recipe takes 2 hours and 30 minutes and makes 60 servings www.pillsbury.com stated. This recipe is for more advanced cookie makers.

Cookie Skates

Ingredients:

1 roll of Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies

¼ cup of all-purpose flour

1lb container of creamy white ready-to-spread frosting

60 small candy canes

Green decorating gel

Red candy sprinkles

Steps:

1). In a large bowl, break up your cookie dough. Stir in your flour until well blended. Reshape in to 2 (10-inch) logs and wrap it in to plastic wrap. Freeze the dough for 30 minutes.

2). Heat your oven to 350 degrees and remove 1 log of dough from the freezer. Flatten the dough down the center with the handle of a wooden spoon. To make the boot shape, flatten 1 side of the log until ¾ inches thick (see the photo for more detail). Cut log in to 30 (3/8 inch) slices. On an ungreased cookie sheet, place the slices 2 inches apart. Flatten the dough slightly with your fingers and repeat with the other log.

3). Bake from 8 to 11 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown. Immediately move the cookies to a cooling rack or an empty space for about 15 minutes.

4). Spread the white frosting on each cookie. Place a small amount of frosting along the bottom of each cookie edge. Then attach the candy canes to form the blades of the skates. With green gel, pipe laces and outline the skates. You can then use sprinkles to decorate the skates and you are done.

Holiday cookie exchange parties make great ways to show off your baking skills. With these recipes you can impress the guests with the cookies that you have made. Happy baking!