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Good afternoon, people! I am sure you have all noticed that the topic of Christmas always trends throughout the whole December, even though Christmas holidays don’t officially begin until as late as the 24th! Crazy, right? But kind of awesome, too! So, today, I am going to acquaint you with three of my favorite cookie recipes, using a key adjective for each one to show you why I like each of them!
- Gingerbread cookies
Key adjective: Traditional
It is December 10th, guys! We have to honor Gingerbread Day by looking at the recipe for those amazing cookies! So, here it goes:
|Step 1: In a large saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, molasses and vinegar; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; cool to lukewarm. Stir in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; stir into molasses mixture to form soft dough.|
|Step 2: Divide dough into thirds. Shape each portion into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.|
|Step 3: On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.|
Now, decorate them as you like and good luck with eating 3-4 dozen!
- Chocolate snowballs
Key adjective: Creative
|Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.|
|Step 2: Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on pans 2 minutes.|
|Step 3: Roll warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar. Cool completely on wire racks. If desired, reroll cookies in confectioners’ sugar.|
Other 4 dozens to swallow with pleasure!
- Chocolate cranberry cookies
Key adjective: Delicious
These I absolutely love, probably since I adore cranberries!
|Step 1: In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and chips.|
|Step 2: Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.|
Ah… only 2 dozen cookies ready for you to devour them! I guarantee you will be tempted to make more, as they will disappear in your and your family’s stomachs in no time!
inspiration for recipes: tasteofhome.com
You can try these recipes out even before Christmas (just to choose which one you like best to make for the holidays, of course *wink*)! Feel free to comment which one is your favorite and why and come join me and 2K others for an ongoing discussion on Instagram!