No Bake Cookies

No Bake cookies have been a family favorite for years! This was a tradition every year for myself, my mom and sisters. We loved to help her prepare these cookies as well as the eat the yummy left over chocolate and peanut butter! Perfect holiday cookie!

No Bake Cookies

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • Waxed paper

Instructions
  1. In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

 

 

Christmas Sugar Cookies

A must have recipe for your holiday cookie baking! My mother and grandparents get together every year to make upwards of 300 cookies. They divide everything up in tins, put ‘em in the freezer, and remove as necessary for all the holiday parties. These cookies are the best because they are delicious frozen or warm!

Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Colored sugar for decorating (or frosting)

Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour and salt with a wire wisk
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
  4. Scrape down sides of bowl then add the flour mixture.
  5. Blend on low speed until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Gather dough into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disk and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate one hour.
  7. Roll dough out to ¼” thickness on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 13-15 minutes – be careful not to brown.
  10. Cool on flat surface – then decorate!

 

Butter Cookies

I love making cookies using the cookie press. If you don’t have a Cookie Press – buy one for the holiday season! There are so many fun shapes you can use to switch up the style of cookie. This is a simple, super easy recipe that we always use for holiday cookie baking.

Butter Cookies

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour

Instructions
  1. Cream together margarine and sugar
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  3. Stir in flour
  4. Put dough through cookie press
  5. Bake cookies at 350 for 10 minutes