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Winter cookie recipes for the holiday season



With November coming to a close, many of us are getting ready for the winter holidays. If you’re one of those people, or you just enjoy making desserts, here are a few holiday cookie recipes to enjoy.

Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 stick of butter (at room temperature)

2 eggs

A generous pinch of salt

3/4 cups brown sugar

Frosting for decoration

Gingerbread man cookie cutter

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Pour butter and sugar into a bowl and mix with a beater until creamy.

3. Beat eggs in another bowl, then add to mixture. Beat everything together.

4. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.

5. Slowly pour the dry mixture (flour, etc.) into the wet mixture (eggs, etc.), beating a little between each time ingredients are poured in. After everything is added, beat until fully mixed.

6. Roll the dough on a cutting board and cut out gingerbread men using cookie cutter.

7. Place cookies on cookie sheets, then place in the oven.

8. Bake for 15 minutes.

9. Let cool, decorate with frosting and enjoy!

Holiday Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter (at room temperature)

¼ tsp. salt

1 cup powdered sugar

2 cups flour

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg

Cookie cutter

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Beat sugar together with butter in a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, beat egg, then add it to sugar/butter mixture.

4. Add vanilla to mixture, then beat everything together.

5. Add salt and flour to mixture slowly, beating between each new ingredient you pour in.

6. Beat everything together, then roll into ball.

7. Roll dough on cutting board and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.

8. Place cookies on cookie sheets, then bake for 15 minutes.

9. Let cool, decorate with frosting and enjoy!

Colorful Biscotti

Ingredients:

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 ½ cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

¼ cup butter (at room temperature)

A pinch of salt

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tbsps. sprinkles

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Beat butter and sugar together.

3. Add vegetable oil and beat everything together.

4. Beat eggs in a separate bowl, then add them along with vanilla to the original mixture and mix everything together.

5. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl.

6. Slowly add flour mixture to original mixture, then mix everything together well.

7. Pour in sprinkles and stir.

8. Butter a large cake pan, then spread mixture into it. The pan should be large enough that the mixture spreads thinly.

9. Bake for 20 minutes.

10. Take out, then cut mixture into thin, vertical pieces.

11. Put pan back in oven and bake for 15 more minutes.

12. Take out, let cool and enjoy.


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Anna Lieberman

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