Christmas cookie bonanza (22 varieties) part 1
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Christmas cookie bonanza (22 varieties) part 1
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:56:07 AM. Recipe ID 18179. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Christmas cookie bonanza (22 varieties) part 1
 Categories: Cookies, Snacks, Christmas
      Yield: 3 Servings
 
      2 c  Unsifted all-purpose flour
    1/4 c  Sugar
    1/4 ts Salt
    1/2 c  Butter, softened
 
  BASIC COOKIE MIX
  
  In large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt; mix well.  With pastry
  blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse
  cornmeal.  Place in airtight container; store in refrigerator
  (mixture will keep for up to 8 weeks).  Bring to room temperature
  bofore using. Recipe can be doubled or tripled.
  
  ROLLED SUGAR COOKIES
  
  1 recipe basic cookie mix 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract
  
  Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  
  In large bowl of electric mixer, combine ingredients; at low speed,
  beat until mixture forms a dough.
  
  Divide dough into thirds.  Working with one third at a time, on
  lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8" thick; cut out
  with 3" cookie cutters.  Transfer to prepared baking sheets.  Bake 8
  min or until golden. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool; if
  desired, decorate with icing, candies and colored sugars.
  
  Makes 3 dozen.
  
  CANDY CANE COOKIES
  
  1 recipe basic cookie mix 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract red paste
  food color 1/2 c (2 1/2 oz) crushed peppermint candy red edible
  glitter
  
  Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  
  In large bowl of electric mixer, comibine cookie mix, egg and
  vanilla. At low speed, beat until mixture forms a dough.  Divide
  dough in half; remove one half from bowl.   With food paste, tint
  dough in bowl red; add candy. Mix well.
  
  On work surface, divide each half dough into 20 equal pieces; working
  with one piece at a time, roll dough into 8" rope.  Place a plain and
  red rope side by side; press together lightly and twist.  Place twist
  on prepared baking sheet; curve top to form cane.  Repeat with
  remaining dough. Bake cookies 10 to 12 min or until golden.  Sprinkle
  with glitter; transfer to wire rack to cool.
  




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Recipe ID 18179 (Apr 03, 2005)

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