Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas celebrations seem to be incomplete without the Christmas dishes. Children are greatest celebrators of Christmas. They celebrate this festival with great zeal. They do everything whatever is traditional and everything whatever they want. They are very fond of eatables. They like Christmas eatables very much and always ask their parents for cooking Christmas cakes, candies and Christmas cookies easy for them. This is the time for their merry-making and fun. Their merry making and fun involves the Christmas eatables too. Cookies are the favorites of kids and therefore there are hundreds of Christmas cookie recipes for kids.

Their parents made Christmas cookie recipes for making them happy. Making Christmas cookies is neither expensive nor difficult. If you don’t know how to cook Christmas cookies you can refer to a good book of Christmas recipes or can search the recipes on internet which is a big pool of such information. You can find Christmas cookie recipes pictures over there and can easily learn to cook these cookies. There are special Christmas cookie recipes for kids and Christmas cookie recipes for diabetics who are not allowed to eat sweets. A few Christmas cookie recipes are given below which you can try at your home.

Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely chopped peanuts


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the eggs, mixing in one at a time, then add the vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture. Stir in peanuts.
  6. Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Place on the cookie sheet then use a fork to flatten slightly in the middle (use a crisscross pattern).
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on baking sheets for 4 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Lime Pistachio Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachios

   
For the lime icing:

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel


Preparation:

  1. Take Cream butter and sugar
  2. Beat in egg.
  3. Stir in flour and lime peel
  4. Mix in pistachios
  5. Refrigerate dough 1 hour
  6. Preheat oven to 375F.
  7. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick
  8. Cut shapes with cookie cutters
  9. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned
  10.  Cool and Pipe icing to outline cookies.


Lime Icing: Beat butter with powdered sugar, milk, and lime peel until smooth. If frosting is too stiff, beat in a few drops more milk; if too soft, beat in more powdered sugar.
 

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