I used to do all the Christmas cookie baking myself. Then I got smart and recruited my sister last year. I don’t think she enjoys it as much as I do (her hangover this time around may have had something to do with it), but we still have a good time. We even got my nieces involved this year…soon Bella will be right along side us, too.
These, along with the Hidden Kisses (which absolutely deserved its own post), complete our repertoire this year. Last year I think we made 10 different kinds so we did cut back a bit – still just as many cookies though, of course 🙂
White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Sparkling Butter Toffee Cookies
Sparkly Cinnamon Coins
(The dough is in the fridge…once I bake them I’ll add a picture)
Tomorrow is our last Mommy & Me Preschool Class before the holidays, so I packed up some goodies for both of Bella’s teachers.
How adorable are these containers? Gotta love Christmas Tree Shops.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup AP flour
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup jam (any flavor you like)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Separate egg, reserving egg white. Cream butter or margarine, sugar, and egg yolk.
Add vanilla, flour and salt, Mix well. Shape dough into balls. Roll in egg white, then walnuts. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 5 minutes.
Remove cookies from oven. With thumb, dent each cookie. Put jelly or preserves in each thumbprint. Bake for another 8 minutes.