Posts Tagged 12 Days of Cookies:

Jan
05

Caramel Chocolate Nut Bars

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Crust Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 cup walnuts or pecans, halved or chopped ½ cup butter, softened Filling Ingredients: 2/3 cup butter ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed ½ cup butterscotch chips ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Heat oven to 350 degrees. For crust, in a large bowl combine […]

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Dec
31

Peanut Butter Bonbons

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Ingredients: ½ cup butter or margarine, softened ½ cup crunchy peanut butter ¾ cup packed brown sugar ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 egg 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 cups semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 teaspoons solid vegetable shortening or butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing […]

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Dec
28

Date Bars

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Ingredients: 1 cup unsifted flour 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 2 cups sugar 2 cups chopped dates 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts ½ cup flaked coconut ½ cup melted butter 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Stir together flour and baking powder; add salt and sugar to flour mixture and stir well. Add dates. […]

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Dec
26

Apricot Macaroon Bars

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  Crust Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup shredded dried coconut   Filling Ingredients: 6 ounces dried apricots (such as Sunsweet Mediterranean Apricots), chopped 1 cup water 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup toasted […]

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Dec
24

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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Ingredients: 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 large egg 1 ½ cups flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 pinch salt 1 tub chocolate frosting 2/3 cup finely crushed peppermint candy canes or candies Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until soft. With the mixer on low, gradually […]

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Dec
23

Vacuum Cleaner Bars

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Ingredients: 1/2 cup margarine melted 1 package cake mix, yellow 3 large eggs 8 ounces cream cheese soft 1 pound powdered sugar 1/2 cup coconut flaked 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped   Combine margarine, cake mix and one egg. Stir together until dry ingredients are moistened. Pat mixture into bottom of well-greased 15×10 inch […]

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Dec
19

Snowball Cookies

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Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened ½ cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 2 cups flour ¾ finely chopped walnuts or other nuts ¼ teaspoon salt Powdered sugar Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, powdered sugar and extract in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together. Shape […]

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Dec
18

Gingerbread Cookies

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Ingredients: 5 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ½ teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar (packed) 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 cup unsulfured molasses 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Dec
17

Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

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Cookie Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda  1/2 cup margarine 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup milk 2 Tablespoons orange juice 1 egg 1 cup chopped pecans 2 cups coarsely chopped cranberries (fresh or frozen) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix together the […]

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Dec
16

Sweetheart Cookies

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Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry preserves Confectioners’ sugar   In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add egg yolk; mix well.  Stir in flour by hand.  On a lightly floured surface, gently knead dough for 2-3 minutes or […]

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