Check out 9 of the best cookie recipes for the Christmas season

Nine days until Christmas! Can you believe it!? 

Time to finish wrapping those gifts, decking the halls and finishing those Christmas cookies! 

My momma and I always get together a few days before Christmas and bake cookies at my house. I have double ovens, so it always goes pretty quickly. We have so many favorites in our family. Christmas morning wouldn’t be the same without Peanut Butter Blossoms. They are my favorite Christmas cookies!
Whether you have a personal favorite, or like to try new ones each year, I have given you nine cookie recipes for the nine days till Christmas! From Red Velvet to even a tasty Christmas ornament, you are sure to find ones you and your family will love! Happy Holidays!!

RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • *I also add  a little milk to the batter*

FILLING:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cup 10x sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow whip
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp milk

Directions:

In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, sour cream, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. (I added milk at the end to the thick batter.)

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 dozen 

SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter (don’t substitute for margarine!!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Cinnamon and sugar

Cream sugar and BUTTER together. Drop in whole eggs and mix. Sift together the salt, flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Add to the first mixture and beat till smooth. Make a small ball and roll in cinnamon and sugar. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 325′ for 12-15 minutes

REESE CUP PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

  • 1 – 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbls. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix shortening and sugars together. Beat well and then add your peanut butter. Beat with mixer again till smooth. Gradually blend all dry ingredients and mix well. Add egg, milk, and vanilla in, beat till soft. Shape into small one inch balls and place in mini cupcake wrappers. Bake at 375′ for 8 minutes. When still hot push reese cups through the cookie. Let cool completely before storing.

Double batch make approx- 75 cook

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Crisco shortening
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips morsels

Preheat the oven to 375’. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. Beat shortening, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl till creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets, then grab a cold glass of milk and start digging in!

M&M and Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup M&M’s

Mix flour and baking soda; set aside. Combine Crisco, sugars, and pudding. Beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs. Add flour mixture. Stir in oats and M&M’s. Bake at 350′ for 10-12 minutes.

Christmas Light Sugar Cookies

  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 6 cup flour

Mix it up and roll out onto floured countertop. Cut out with Christmas cookie cutters. Bake at 350’ for 8 minutes. Decorate with your favorite icing, and mini M&M’s!

Whoopie Pies

  • ½ cup shortening 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cup flour
  • ½ ts baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa

Mix until all ingredients in order given, Beat until smooth. Drop by spoonful on cookie sheets. Bake at 400 for 7 minutes. Cool and make sandwiches using marshmallow fluff.

Filling:

  • ½ cup white shortening 
  • 2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 3 tsp milk

Cream shortening; add together and beat in all other ingredients. Spread on cookies to make sandwiches. 

PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

  • 1 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbls. milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Mix shortening and sugars together. Beat well and then add your peanut butter. Beat with the mixer again till smooth. Gradually blend all dry ingredients and mix well. Add egg, milk, and vanilla in, beat till soft. (You can also add extra milk if it seems to dry, you want your batter kind of sticky) Shape into small one inch balls and I always roll mine in sugar. Bake at 375′ for 6-7 minutes.(Under- baking them a little is good because they are soooo soft!) Place a candy kiss in the middle of the cookie  after baking, then place back in the oven for one minute to soften the kiss. 

Rice Krispie Ornaments

  • 1/4 C. butter + extra for your hands (you’ll need for shaping the Rice Krispy treats into a ball)
  • 1- 10-oz. package marshmallows
  • 6 C. Rice Krispies
  • Holiday-colored sugar sprinkles
  • Rolo candy
  • Toothpicks

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until well-combined. Add the Rice Krispies cereal. Mix until all of the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.

Butter your hands well, then and shape the cereal into six balls. Make sure they’re packed tightly! Acting quickly, roll the balls in colored sugar or holiday-colored sprinkles until coated!

For the top of the ornament, stick a toothpick into one end of a Rolo candy. The other end of the toothpick long goes into the Rice Krispy ornament.

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