Do you smell the cookies baking?
I’m so happy you are here.
I have exciting things to talk about today…
I have shared with you my addiction to food magazines and I received my copy of Taste of Home and I can’t wait to make a few of these recipes.
Especially the simple to make “cute” recipes.
Spritz cookies may be considered cute…they have been around a long, long time.
In fact I bought my cookie press about 50 years ago as a teen ager and I have been making Spritz cookies with it for years.
And I still use the cookie press.
I know, I know…they have more modern ones that are automatic, etc…but my bent up copper one works just fine.
Soooo easy to make and the recipe makes a lot of cookies. I have printed the recipe for you below.
And I love decorating them with sprinkles, red hots and gum drops……
So now let’s talk about the other “cute” cookies.
You know, the easy ones to do.
Click here to check out this cute little easy to make snowman cookie using M&M’s and chocolate chips.
I also have another cute cookie that can be used not only at Christmas but anytime during the Winter.
It is made with a chocolate cookie for a base, then I used melted white almond bark, but you could use Royal icing…then I took a mini peanut butter cup and made his hat. I used mini chocolate chips for eyes and an orange sprinkle for a nose.
How easy and quick is that?
Click here to check out these simple Christmas mice from a few years ago.
Aren’t they cute? And so easy to make using Oreo cookies, almond slices, Hershey kisses, chocolate covered cherries and a bit of holly decor icing.
And there is a cute recipe in my new food magazine…Taste of Home!
I have not made these yet….so the picture is from the magazine, sorry the quality is not good.
Here is how you make them:
It appears they used Ritz crackers and spread one with peanut butter and put another cracker on top.
Put them in fridge til firm.
Melt white candy coating (or I think almond bark would also work) and dip the cracker sandwiches in the coating.
Using miniature marshmallows for the polar bear’s ears…dip them in the white chocolate and place on the cracker.
Mini Ritz crackers are used for the nose and they are also dipped in white chocolate.
Make the eyes with black sugar pearls or use black decorating icing and add a mouth under the nose.
Add a blue M&M for the tip of the nose.
Let the cookies stand until set and put in the fridge in an airtight container for storage.
Now how simple is that?
Have fun if you are making Christmas Cookies, and if your daughter (or son) is close by, make it extra special by making cookies together, whether long distance or in the same kitchen.
These are memories you will cherish forever.
I know I do. 😉
Have a great and Blessed day.
- 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl
- Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture is full of fine lumps
- Measure egg into a cup and if egg doesn't measure 1/4 cup, add water to the 1/4 cup line
- Add egg and vanilla to the dough and beat very well
- Spoon dough into cookie press as per instructions
- Press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet and top with sprinkles, gumdrops or red hots
- Bake for 10-12 minutes (cookies should not be brown, but just a little around the edges)
- Remove the cookies from cookie sheet immediately using a thin spatula and place on rack to cool, being careful as cookies are fragile
- If the dough is too soft, add a tablespoon or two of flour.
- If dough is too stiff, thin out with a few drops of milk