Christmas Cookies

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You can never have too many Christmas cookie recipes.

Baking gets everyone into the kitchen, listening to Christmas music and drinking festive cocktails.

It is hardly a chore to create family traditions and to make these beautiful little gems for everyone to enjoy.

And don’t forget to Put the Love in every bite!

Oatmeal Coconut Crisps

Makes 60

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter or margarine (soft)
1 2/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups uncooked oats
1 cup flaked coconut

Method

Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and soda – set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light. Beat in one egg at a time. Stir in flour mixture, vanilla, oats then coconut. Drop by teaspoonful 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on rack. 75 calories per cookie.

Orange Slice Cookies

Makes about 7 dozen

recipe courtesy of Karin

Ingredients

1 pound orange slices (candy)
1/4 cup flour
1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped pecans

Method

Mix candy (cut into bite pieces) with � cup flour. Cream margarine and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat eggs and vanilla thoroughly. Beat in dry ingredients. Stir in rolled oats, candy, pecans and coconut. Drop from teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inch apart. Bake at 375F for about 13-15 minutes or until delicately brown. Makes about 7 dozen cookies.

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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups of sugar
1/2 pound butter or margarine
15 ounce carton of Ricotta cheese
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons baking soda
Frosting: 4oz cream cheese
2 teaspoons butter
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Method

Cream well together sugar, butter or margarine, ricotta cheese, eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture, mix well. Drop by teaspoons on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until light brown on bottom (about 10 minutes). Cool, then ice with frosting. Frosting; cream cheese, 2 teaspoons butter, confectioners sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Dip in red and green sprinkles.

The Secret Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe

Makes 112recipe courtesy of Laura

Ingredients

2 cups butter
24 oz. chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 Teaspoon soda
1 Teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
4 eggs
2 Teaspoon baking powder
2 Teaspoon vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)

Method

NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved) Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.

  

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