Thursday, December 6, 2012

Time for Christmas Cookies...

Wanted to share two cookie recipes with you today; one that is fun for the kids or grandkids, and the other that is one of my holiday favorites, yet very simple and delicious. Made both of them this week and they definitely passed the taste test!

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer Cookies
Idea from my Pampered Chef Consultant Lydia Martin

Nutter Butter Cookies
Pretzel Twists
Brown and Red M&M's
White Frosting

Assemble the ingredients and make your's that easy!

Ginger Spice Cookies
recipe from Paula Deen

3/4 C Butter flavored Crisco
1 C sugar, plus more for rolling
1 large egg
1/4 C molasses
2 C flour
2 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat...or don’t line them at all :) With an electric mixer, combine shortening and sugar and cream until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add the egg and the molasses and beat until completely incorporated.

Sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt, then add to the mixture. Stir until combined. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set around the edges and you start to see “crackling” on the top.
Don’t overbake! You want to keep them nice and chewy-soft in the middle.

Yield: about 4 dozen


  1. Sounds like you satisfied those elves!

  2. These are adorable! Why can't I think of things like this? Lack of creativity perhaps...............Can't wait to make the ginger spice cookies. Thank you!

    1. Let me know how you like the ginger spice cookies!

  3. Hi Linda and EZ- your blog is just so full of beautiful family love and festivities!! Just love the warmth and homeyness your create Linda :) Love, love the picture of the reindeer Pnut butter cookies. I am going to post that on my daughter's page, since she's away at college. A little bit of cozy home for her. Hoping all is great with EZ and his MM status... I will look for an update post from you. Thank you for always following my blog. You are so sweet Linda! Your pictures are so inviting... I just want to come visit! Hello and all the best to EZ. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!! xoxo Julie from CA

    1. Ah thanks Julie...I am really touched by your comments! Hope your daughter like your post of the reindeer cookies. EZ is well...everything is stable and still in CR! Sleep patterns are the biggest mess right now, but hopefully he will get on track someday. You come visit us in NC anytime...would love to meet you! If we ever make it out to CA we'll drop in!