Bb Bakes—5 Christmas Cookies To Try This Weekend

Written by Khubi Amin AhmedDec 18, 2015
BB BAKES—5 CHRISTMAS COOKIES TO TRY THIS WEEKEND
It’s that time of the year again, to put on those party hats and make merry! And the best part about Christmas and year end parties? It’s undoubtedly those Christmas desserts, especially the cookies! And while there is no dearth of cookie flavours that you can buy, baking them at home is another joy. Here are some cookie recipes to try now…
 

Gingerbread Cookies

White chocolate cookies

An amazing variation to your usual cookie, this one will only need a couple of more ingredients to add that cracking taste to itself. Here is how to make these cookies at home…

You will need...

All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
3/4th tablespoon of ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg each
1 teaspoon of ground allspice
1 cup of granulated or coarse sugar

In a large bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Then heat oven to 350°C and line up cookie sheets. In a small bowl, place granulated sugar. Shape dough into small balls, roll in sugar. Now place them on cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set and soft in center. Let it cool for 2 minutes then remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store tightly covered up to 1 week.

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

White chocolate cookies

For those of you that love your dose of peanut butter this is how you incorporate it in your cookie...

You will need…

½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup shortening
¼ cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt

Heat your oven to 375°C. In a large bowl, stir together sugars, shortening, butter and egg until dough forms. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Now shape the dough into small balls and roll them in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets. Allow it to cool completely. Serve.

 

Chocolate Candy Cookie

White chocolate cookies

Who can say no to candy? And when it is a candy in a cookie, that’s just too much win for one cookie! Here is how you make it…

You will need…

¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
½ cup shortening
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate candies or semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped nuts, if desired

Heat the oven to 375°C. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg until blended in. Now beat in flour, baking soda and salt until dough forms. Stir in chocolate candies and nuts. Spread dough in an ungreased pan. Bake it for about 15 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Let it cool completely. Then cut it into bars sized squares and serve.

 

Molasses Cookie

White chocolate cookies

Molasses keeps cookies fresh and chewy for days and considering you want those cookies to last as long as they possibly can, this one is a good festive bet.

You will need...

Brown sugar
¾ cup of shortening
¼ cup molasses
1 egg
1 cup of self-rising flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, cloves and ginger each
½ a teaspoon Salt
¼ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup white sugar

Pre-heat oven to 325°C. In large bowl beat together brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with electric mixer till light and fluffy. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Take spoonfuls of dough and round them into cookie balls . Dip them into granulated sugar and place these balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake just until set and cookies appear dry. Transfer from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

 

White chocolate cookies

White chocolate cookies

So white chocolate might not be everyone’s deal but for those of you like it this one is a treat.

You will need…

A packet of cookie mix (Pillsbury is easily available)
½ cup butter
1 egg
1 cup of flaked coconut
1 cup of white vanilla baking chips
Half a teaspoon of coconut extract
½ cup white sugar
and ¾ cup brown sugar

Heat oven to 375°C. In large bowl, stir cookie mix with butter, egg, coconut, 1 cup of the baking chips and the coconut extract until dough forms. Take spoonfuls of dough and round them into balls. Place them 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown. Transfer it to the rack and let it cool.

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