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Christmas Cookie Extravaganza!


Christmas cookies, ultimate Christmas cookie, family, cooking with kids








Christmas cookies, ultimate Christmas cookie, family, cooking with kids

Christmas, Christmas cookies, Christmas traditions, ultimate Christmas cookie, family


These are my absolute favorite Christmas cookie.  I could seriously eat the whole batch!  It's a project to make them, but the kids love it and I love being with them (and eating them of course).  Usually I make them all pretty with the sugar glitter... but well... when kids come, their fun smiling faces decorating the cookies themselves?... priceless!

Recipe for the cookies:

  • 1 cup of butter, softed
  • 1 1/2 cups of sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 tsp. of cream of tartar
Cream butter and sugar, until smooth.  Beat in egg, vanilla, almond extract.  Combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar & blend into mixture.  Chill for at least 2 hours.  
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, roll out dough to 3/16 inches in thickness (I prefer pretty thick cookies).  Cut out cookies and place on a baking sheet.  I like to use parchment paper on my baking sheet.  It really makes a difference in the way the cookie cooks!  Bake for approximately 8 minutes.  My oven is pretty hot and I baked them for 6 1/2 minutes.
For the icing we mix confectioners' sugar and milk.  Add just a bit of milk at a time to get the right consistency.  Add your colors, and decorate!

WARNING: They are addictive!  Enjoy...
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  1. this is so so so cute! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing
    xo
    Meg
    www.sealed-with-style.com
    *Giveaway on my blog*

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    1. Thanks, the nuggets have a lot of fun!

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  2. Love the cute post!! you have such beautiful children and the cookies look amazing :)

    xoxo, Tiffany
    http://lamstyleguide.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! They are my favorite next to the Nestle Toll House cookie of course!

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  3. So cute post:) I like cooking with your family:)

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  4. Really so nice pics. I like post liek that. Perfect job. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  5. Hello, dear! I love your cute blog! :)
    Btw, wanna follow each other via GFC? Let me know ;)

    sausanhanifah.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for visiting! Following you!

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  6. Cutest little kitchen helpers ever!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  7. What fun! I can't wait until my son is old enough to do this with my too :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  8. Aw, you have such a beautiful family and I'm sure you're creating lovely memories for those kids :)

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