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Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Cookie Recipe #3!

This last cookie recipe is absolutely adorable! I wish I’d come across it a little sooner because I’d love to do this one. The recipe and picture belong to allrecipes.com. They were submitted by Wendy V. (picture) and Georgie Bowers (recipe) and can be seen here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Soft-Christmas-Cookies/Detail.aspx As usual, I am simply borrowing them to share with you.

The thing I love about this recipe is the finishing touches that you see in Wendy’s picture. She took the cooled cookies and iced them to look like stockings and then added names to each so that everyone had their own cookies. Isn’t that a great idea? It’d make an excellent classroom cookie at your child’s school, a fun Christmas party snack, or even just something different to do within your own family. I know my kids would have such a good time matching the person with their cookie. This would be especially good for my daughter who’s working on learning her letters and even trying to read a little bit.

Anyway, here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.

3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

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