Best Christmas cookies

Christmas Dutch PastryChristmas Cookies, especially freshly baked homemade cookies are as much a part of Christmas as the Christmas tree or Christmas pudding. Traditionally, cookies were quite simple affairs, because until about fifty or so years ago, white sugar and white flour were kept aside only for guests. Most families had some special cookie recipes that were dug out at Christmas time. With time some cookie recipes have come to be regarded as all time favorites and have been passed from generation to generation. Since making cookies is so simple with little margin for error, you must follow the directions carefully to help ensure your Christmas cookies are the best ever.


Coconut Macaroons

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg white, whipped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 (14 ounce) package flaked coconut

Preheat oven 325 degrees F. Line baking sheets with foil; grease and flour foil. Set aside.
In large bowl, combine condensed milk, egg white, extracts and coconut; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets; slightly flatten each mound with the back of the spoon.

Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Immediately remove from baking sheets (macaroons will stick if allowed to cool); cool on wire racks.

Store loosely covered at room temperature.

No bake Peanut butter-Chocolate Cookies

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

In a saucepan combine the sugar, milk, cocoa, and margarine. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, peanut butter, and quick cooking oats. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto sheets of greased waxed paper. Let cool.

Store the cookies in an airtight container.

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