Easy Christmas Baking

Christmas Cookies!  I love them!  Here are some recipes from some of my favorites I’ve tried and a few from around the ‘net I need to.

Kentucky Sugar Cookies

Kentucky Sugar Cookies

makes 9 dozen!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • 1In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar; set aside.
  • 2In another large mixing bowl, beat the butter and oil. Gradually add in both the sugars until thoroughly combined.
  • 3Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla.
  • 4Add gradually to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 5Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet; bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from pan onto cooling rack


Snickerdoodle Cookies

I had a box of Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix from Tastefully Simple in the cupboard and whipped up a batch of these super simple cookies in minutes!


  • Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix from Tastefully Simple
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix packet 1, melted butter and egg. Blend until dough forms. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  2. Pour Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix packet 2 into a shallow dish. Roll dough balls in cinnamon-sugar coating.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake 11-12 minutes.

Makes about 30 cookies.

Sparkly Brownie Coins

Source: Rachael Ray


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • Edible gold dust


Using an electric mixer, cream the sugar, butter and salt at high speed until well blended, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl, add the egg and vanilla and beat for 1 minute.

Beat in the cocoa at medium speed until thoroughly blended. Add the flour and mix at low speed just until incorporated.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment.

Scoop out 1 tbsp. of dough, roll into a ball and place on a prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing evenly on the pans.

Using the bottom of a drinking glass, flatten each ball into a 1/4-inch-thick round. Peel the dough off the glass; return to the pan. Dip a small paintbrush into the edible gold dust; flick onto the cookies.

Bake 1 pan at a time (refrigerate the other pan) until the cookies are set at the edges, 10 to 11 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 2 minutes; transfer to racks to cool completely.

Gingerbread People

Snowman Cups

Snowmen Cookies

Ho Ho Ho!!

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