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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Holiday Baking Holiday Cookie Recipes

I was hoping to be completely done with my holiday baking before the weekend but yet I keep finding new holiday recipes to make and as soon as I make them, my family is eating them! Do you find yourself spending way too much time in the Kitchen this holiday season? I know I am getting "baked out" already and Christmas isn't even here yet. Below you will find some yummy recipes of what I made this morning. I hope you enjoy them!

Pecan Sandies Recipe
(makes 36)
1 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. chopped pecans
1/4 c. powdered sugar

Beat butter for 30 seconds; add granulated sugar and beat till fluffy. Add vanilla and 2 tsp. water; beat well. Stir in flour and pecans. Shape into 1" balls. Place on a ungreased cookie sheet (or Tupperware (tm) Silicone Wonder Baking Mat). Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Gently shake a few cookies at a time in a bag with powdered sugar. Store in an air tight container.

Nutmeg Noel Cookies Recipe

2 Tbsp. red colored sugar
2 Tbsp. green colored sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg, divided
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl combine colored sugar and 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg. Add butter, egg and vanilla. Beat at low speed until well mixed for about 2-3 minutes. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls into 1" balls. Roll in nutmeg, sugar mixtures. Bake on a ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until done.

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