Christmas Cookie Recipes

Here are the Christmas cookies I’m making this year – enjoy!

                     
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                               Booze Balls TNT

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Serving Size  : 54    Preparation Time :0:00
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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient — Preparation Method
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  1                cup  semisweet chocolate chips
  20                    Chocolate Wafer Cookies — 1/2 A 9 Oz Box
     1/2           cup  finely chopped pitted dried plums
     1/2           cup  confectioners’ sugar
     1/4           cup  bourbon or 1/3 to 1/2 cup brandy
     1/4           cup  sweetened condensed milk
     1/4           cup  granulated sugar — or colored decoration for garnish

Put chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on medium power for a minute. Stir and repeat until the chocolate melts, about 3 minutes in all depending on the power of your microwave. Alternatively, put the chocolates in a heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with 1-inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl on the pan (without touching the water). Stir occasionally until melted and smooth.

Process the cookies in a food processor until finely ground (you should have about 1 1/2 cups ground cookies). Alternatively, put cookies inside a heavy re-sealable plastic bag and crush by moving a rolling pin over the cookies.

Stir the cookie crumbs, dried plums, confectioners’ sugar, bourbon or brandy, and condensed milk into the chocolate until evenly combined.

Cover and refrigerate the mixture until firm enough to roll into balls, about 45 minutes. Scoop a tablespoon or so of the mixture into small balls with a cookie or small ice cream scoop and set onto a baking sheet or a large plate. Roll each portion by hand into a smooth ball.

Store booze balls in an air tight container at room temperature for a day to allow the flavors to come together. Store balls in the refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 1 month.

To serve, put the sugar on a plate and roll the balls in it to coat. Serve at room temperature.

NOTE: I made one batch with rum rolled in chocolate sprinkles, and another batch with Bailey’s Irish Cream, rolled in powdered sugar. Both came out awesome!
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                    Chewy Chocolate Cookies (Cake Mix) TNT

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Serving Size  : 0     Preparation Time :0:00
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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient — Preparation Method
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  1            package  Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  2         tablespoon  Butter — Softened
  2         tablespoon  Water
  2                     Egg White — Large
  1                     Egg — Large
     3/4          cups  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
                        Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 350F

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield – about 5 dozen.

NOTE: I’m using Andes’ Chocolate Mint Chips instead of the semi-sweet chocolate chips
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                   Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cheese Bars

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Serving Size  : 36    Preparation Time :0:00
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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient — Preparation Method
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  1                cup  Butter — 2 Sticks/softened
  1                cup  firmly packed brown sugar
  2                cup  all-purpose flour
  1 1/2            cup  quick or old-fashioned oats
  2           teaspoon  grated orange peel
  2                cup  Nestlé® Toll House® Semi-Sweet Morsels –
  1                cup  Ocean Spray® Craisins®
  1            package  Cream Cheese — 8 Oz. Softened
  1                can  Sweetened Condensed Milk — 14 Oz

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Beat butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour, oats and orange peel until crumbly. Stir in morsels and cranberries; reserve 2 cups mixture. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan.

Bake for 15 minutes. Beat cream cheese in small mixer bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Pour over hot crust; sprinkle with reserved flour mixture. Bake for additional 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Makes 36 bars.

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                  Philadelphia Cutout Sugar Cookies TNT

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Serving Size  : 66    Preparation Time :0:00
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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient — Preparation Method
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  8              ounce  Cream Cheese — Softened
  1                cup  Confectioner’s Sugar
     3/4           cup  Butter — 1-1/2 Sticks
     1/2      teaspoon  Vanilla
  2                cup  Flour
     1/2      teaspoon  Baking Soda

PREHEAT oven to 325F. Beat cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into 66 cookies, using 2-inch festive cookie cutters.

Bake at 325F 12 min. or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet 1 min. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.

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                          Buttery Spritz Cookies TNT

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Serving Size  : 45    Preparation Time :0:00
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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient — Preparation Method
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  1                Cup  Butter
  1 1/4           Cups  Confectioner’s Sugar
  1                     Egg
  1           Teaspoon  Vanilla Extract
     1/2      Teaspoon  Almond Extract
  2 1/2           Cups  All-purpose Flour
     1/2      Teaspoon  Salt
                        Food Coloring

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Tint with food coloring if desired.

Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Top with colored sugar and decorating candies if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield:
  “45 Cookies”
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                           Peanut Butter Balls

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Serving Size  : 72    Preparation Time :0:00
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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient — Preparation Method
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  1 1/2           Cups  Peanut Butter
  1                Cup  Butter
  4               Cups  Confectioner’s Sugar
  1 1/3           Cups  Graham Cracker Crumbs
  2               Cups  Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  1         Tablespoon  Shortening

Mix together peanut butter, butter or margarine, confectioners’ sugar, and graham cracker crumbs. Shape into 1 inch balls.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in top of double boiler. Dip balls into chocolate mixture and let dry on waxed paper. (Poke each ball with a toothpick for easier dipping.)

Yield:
  “72 Balls”
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*TNT = Tried ‘n true, I have made these successfully at least once and recommend them

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