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Orange and Lemon Wafer Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon orange extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 5 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Thin orange or lemon peel strips, optional In a mixing bowl, […]

Cinnamon Snaps

Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt Granulated sugar Directions: In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking […]

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Ingredients: 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided 1/3 cup butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons baking cocoa 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Confectioners’ sugar Directions: In a microwave or double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup […]

Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped 1/2 cup chocolate chips Directions: In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and […]

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1 egg, separated 2 tablespoons 2 percent milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup finely chopped pecans Filling: 12 to 14 caramels 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon shortening Directions: […]

Cherry Cordial Cookies

Ingredients: 1 package (17 1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix 3/4 cup chopped dried cherries 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 3/4 cup cherry preserves 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 2/3 cup white baking chips Directions: Place the cookie mix, cherries, butter and egg in a large bowl; beat until well mixed. Shape into 1-inch […]

Candy Cane Snowballs

Ingredients: 2 cups butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped pecans 8 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add […]

Brown Butter Spice Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon spiced rum 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Directions: Place butter in a small heavy saucepan. […]

Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups raisins 1/4 cup bourbon or unsweetened apple juice 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup pecan halves 3/4 cup red candied cherries, halved 3/4 cup green […]

Almond Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Additional sugar Glaze: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 2 to 3 teaspoons water Green food coloring, optional Sliced almonds, toasted Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and […]

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