Making Christmas cookies was always my favorite tradition with my grandma. We would set aside a day every December and spend the day making cookies. We made everything from peanut butter cookies, gingersnaps, monster cookies, sugar cookies, and cut cookies. We would then save some of them for Christmas day desserts and then the rest would be packed up for friends, people in nursing homes, and out of town family.
Now that my grandma has passed away I still love baking Christmas cookies. Baking has always gave me a sense of calmness. I would always bake when I was mad or upset about something.
For today’s Holiday Dream List I want to see your favorite Christmas cookies. Share the recipe on the Facebook page or in the Random Crafty Georgia Girl Community Facebook group. If you aren’t a member of the group then just request to join!
Here is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe! It is for peanut butter blossoms. They are so easy to make and never last long!
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar for rolling
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap your Hershey Kisses.
In a large mixing bowl, combine shortening and peanut butter. Mix well.
Next, add both sugars to the shortening/peanut butter mixture and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture into the peanut butter mixture and mix well.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven, and immediately place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each cookie. Place on wire rack to cool.
I’d love to see your favorite Christmas cookie recipes! Link them up here!
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