Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Your Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe?

Your Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie recipe? Here's mine. Easy to make, fun to decorate, and a surprise kiss or star in each!
Chocolate-Filled Christmas Bon-Bons

3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 dozen chocolate kisses
or chocolate stars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

If using chocolate kisses, cut the tops off before starting. You will have to force yourself to eat the tops, or give them to a spouse or child.

Mix shortening, sugars until fluffy. Add the egg, extracts and beat well. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Press each ball around a chocolate star or kiss until it is completely enclosed. (If dough is soft and sticky, add an additional 1/4 cup flour.)

Bake for 10-12 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with icing and/or sprinkles and jimmies in Christmas colors.

Recipe will make 3 1/2 dozen.

What is your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? Have you started baking yet?


  1. I've discovered a peppermint flavored cookie that we love at Christmas. If you try it, be sure to use parchment paper on the cookie sheet. If you don't, the peppermint pieces will stick to the sheet. Recipe here: http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/12/peppermint-white-chocolate-chip-cookies.html.

  2. Yum...! I have to quit reading these cookie blogs! I am going to eat the whole world.

    My favorite for Christmas has to be Ethel's Sugar Cookies from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book. So yummy!

  3. I had to give up baking several years ago. My family doesn't need cookies (Hubby has diabetes, son was bothered by chocolate as a small child.) I am now getting into decorating the living room again after several years of not feeling up to it. Merry Christmas, Jeanette.

  4. This looks yummy! When I was doing some heavy-duty cookie baking, I made anginettes (an Italian cookie), peanut butter cookies, Linzer Tarts, chocolate chip cookies, and several others.


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