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Monday, December 10, 2007

Holiday Cookies

I have posted our traditional Butter Cookie recipe before, the one we use every year for our iced cookies. This year I decided to try something different. I added a little cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg to turn them into holiday cookies. Just the littlest bit of spice does add something special.

Holiday Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
2 2/3 cup all purpose baking flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 350°
Cream butter and sugar, add beaten egg and vanilla, mix until smooth. Combine dry ingredients and add slowly to butter mixture. Mix with a spoon until well blended, chill dough until ready to use. Roll dough out into a floured surface till about 1/4 inch thick and cut with an assortment of cookie cutters. Bake for 8-11 minutes, careful not to over bake. Cool before icing.

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp milk
2 tsp karo syrup
Combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Add more sugar or more milk in small amouts to get the right consistency. Add drops of food coloring. This icing dries stiff and shiny.

Top each cooled cookie with a dollop of icing, spread to all the edges. Decorate with sprinkles.

This is a holiday tradition every year. I don't think there is anything more important than making cookies with your kids ~ fun too! Here our kids are grown, but they will be home in a week or two looking for some yummy cookies.Y'all think there will be any left?



Sandi McBride said...

Ohhh, they look so crisp and grabbable...cookies...yummmmm

Sugar Bear said...

Oh I would eat all of them before they got on the plate LOL!

Gigi said...

Mmmm, they look good. I love the snowflakes on the Christmas tree cookie.

PAT said...

Yummy, Sandi!


Kristen - Dine & Dish said...

Ohhhhh yum! I love your cookie recipes... you can bet I'll be trying this one!

And, if those were in my house, there would be none left! Your kids better hurry!

Tracey said...

They look so good! I tried that once...then I got the slice and bake kind! But I just love the homemade sugar cookies that are decorated so nice! Can you come over???!!!

Anonymous said...

I love to make sugar cookies, almost at much as my family loves to eat them. I love that recipe you have for the frosting. I don't think I have ever seen a recipe using karo; I think I will have to try it. I have been looking for one that would dry hard and not stay soft.

JANET said...

Better put some in the freezer if you want to save some for Christmas! They really look yummy, especially that icing.

Cheryl said...

I love butter cookies. I also love the way the swirls on your Christmas tree cookie came out. That is really cool looking.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I just love the way you decorated the tree with mini ornaments!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sandi~ grabbable? I don't think so!
Tracey~ I almost think you only want me for my cookies.
Robin~ The karo icing was different, it worked for me.

Unknown said...

Those are my very favorite type of cookies. I really would eat them all and they do look so pretty.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

This is the danger of visiting your blog...I'm always left with this almost irrestible urge to lick the screen. And, while I'm fairly shameless about most things, I just really don't want my kids to witness something like THAT. Dang, I sure wish I could cook....

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