Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My favorite Christmas cookie recipe!

Hello, friends!

Today I am sharing my most favorite cookie recipe. I posted this last year and wanted to share it again as I know I have some new followers. I want to stress again that this is not going to turn into a recipe blog, but sometimes it is nice to share things you love and boy do we love these cookies! As a matter of fact I baked some tonight and they were all gone with in minutes!

Before I give the recipe I wanted to answer a question I got in the comments section about the chipboard I used yesterday. Here is the link: http://melaniebrown.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6755&CatalogID=173 

FYI, everything I highlight in color is linked.

This FABULOUS cookie recipe has been in my family for a long time. It is a favorite of mine and my mom makes it every year in the weeks prior to Christmas. Each batch makes about 8 logs and that slices into about 12 cookies, so that is a total of 96 cookies. This cookie batter needs to be kept frozen until you slice and cook the cookies. What we do is bake a log every night until Christmas! I need to go on a diet after Christmas!!! Seriously!!

My mom and I made them yesterday, so I have some pictures to show you of the actual process. 

Christmas Cookies

1 lb. of butter softened
2 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
5 c flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
8 oz candied cherries(chopped)
12 oz candied pineapple(chopped)
1 c chopped nuts (we use pecans)
2 tsp vanilla

cream butter and sugar and then add eggs. Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Add cherries and pineapple. Divide batter into 8 parts and make into logs. Cover with saran wrap, then with foil. Put into freezer until frozen then slice and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Each log should make about 12 cookies.



chop the candies cherries and pineapple.
The mixture is very dense, so make sure you mix with a good mixer. My mom has burned up hand held ones making this batter.
put batter on saran wrap to make into a log.
log before it is wrapped up in saran wrap.

this is how many logs one batch makes.
I forgot to take a picture of the cookies right out of the oven. I had to snatch these cookies out of little kids hands to take this picture. They were not happy that they had to wait.




Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tomorrow I will have some paper crafting for you. Let me know if any of you try the cookies!!



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56 comments:

jkstiles77 said...

Yum ... these look delish! I have a cookie exchange party to go to on Sunday, and these would be perfect. Going to give them a try!

Sandy said...

I have a cookie party to go to and need a new receipe to try...thanks

the life and times said...

Saturday is my big cookie making day so it is nice to find a good recipe out of the normally chocolate chip varity

Caroline said...

Yum i'll have to give this recipe a go. Caroline xxx

Auntie Em said...

Yummm....Christmas cookies! Thanks for sharing! :)

Joan Smith said...

How awesome and the best part is you got to do it with your mom..doesn't get any better than this. The cookies look so yummy. My mom used to make these cookies when I was a kid they were one of my favorites and I didn't have the recipe but I do now!! Thanks so so much!!

Tanya said...

Oh My Gosh!!! You do not know how I am loving your post! Years ago, my mom gave me her recipe for "Stained Glass Cookies"...I have been looking for it for weeks now and somehow cannot find it...I check your blog and here it is! I really wanted to revive all the fun family memories by making all the old favorite cookies. I just cannot thank you for posting this recipe. Hope you are your family have a most blessed Holiday! (and thanks, again!)

Diana said...

This is great for cookie exchange! TFS!! I'm an email follower! Thanks for a chance to win!

bdcampers@msn.com

Stephanie said...

Cookies sound delicious. I'm not a baker. My neighbor makes and decorates sugar cookies and gifts me some each year. I make "trash" and share with her.

Laurie H. said...

I can't wait to make Christmas cookies. Thanks so much for sharing.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe! They look yummy and easy to make.

Angie Coleman said...

Thank you for this recipe! My mother used to make something similar but she couldn't find the recipe.
They were fabulous. Can't wait to make these!

V Perkins said...

These cookies sound tasty. Will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe--I think I have had these before and they are good.

lmkindell1 said...

Looks Yummy I will have to try this.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

bridget22868 said...

AWESOME Cookies! Thanks I will make a batch tonight with my daughter. And thanks for the chance to win yet another fabulous cartridge!

hopefulcrafter said...

Your cookies sound great, I always have a cookies bake exchange with my sisters every year, now I will have another cookie to add to it. Thanks for the recipe!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Thanks for the recipe and chance to win that cartridge.

Jill Rugg said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe-they sound delicious!

Karee Sue said...

SOUNDS DELISH, THANKS FOR THE CHANGE TO WIN.

MyCjs said...

Thanks for the recipe, they look really good. Thanks again for the chance to win would be really nice.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

These cookies look good enough to eat! and the recipe sounds good, too. Thanks for sharing...these may become a Christmas tradition!

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

tndj said...

Thanks for the recipe. Have to start thinking about Christmas cookies soon. Will give this one a try. TFS

Brenda Moore said...

those sound yummy, I must have some.....thanks for sharing :-)

scrapinggamma said...

Yum,Yum those cookies look so good, will have to try them. Thanks for sharing your family recipe and also for a chance to win a great cartridge.

Judy Menke said...

Oh please! I gained 5 lbs just looking at the pictures. Wish my family was closer so we could do these things too.

caj said...

Yum!! I love baking cookies and these are a must try. Thanks for sharing.

debbyj said...

Those cookies look great-I may just have to add them to my list of cookie baking!! And when you find a diet for after the holidays, maybe you could share it with us!!

littlen said...

yummy looking cookies. i love baking cookies at christmas time and usually freeze dozens to have throughout the year - or as long as they last which isn't usually very long.

Patty said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe...sounds super yummy!

moknowsall said...

you have my mouth watering. I am trying to stay on my diet, during the holidays that is next to impossible. thanks for the photos, I would like to try this recipe.

maureen

pj said...

Always looking for great cookies. Thanks

Vanessa said...

Those cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Myrna said...

Oh my you just took me on a memory lane trip. My mom used to make these cookies and I always hated to have to wait for them.
I think that snow cart has such a cute deer on it.
Myrna

gypsyrps said...

Those look interesting. I like the idea that you freeze the batter.
TFS

Momof4inArlington said...

I'd forgotten about this recipe... thanks for re-posting! Thanks to the patient, if unhappy kiddos, for the photo op. I appreciate the chance to win!

NinaDee said...

I love cookies...thanks for this recipe! Happy holidays to you and yours....

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

LOL at having to snatch the cookies from the children to photograph. When I'm in a restaurant I like to photograph the dessert and my hubby and daughter have to wait to eat it until after I have photographed it. Made Party Finger Sandwiches yesterday for a Christmas party yesterday. Recipe is from Cooks.com.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Crhiga said...

The cookies look yummy!! TFS!!

Carol

Cheryl W said...

Wow - thanks for the cookie tutorial! They look yummy.

Jan Lynn said...

You are makeing my belly growl. These look and sound sooo good. Poor poor babies that you snatched them out of their hands.

Rick May said...

Yummo!!! May make these for the cookie exchange that we are having at the band Chrismtas concert. Thanks, Beth Anne (using my husband's account)

carolyn's creations said...

They sound really good!! Now I'm hungry for some!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy Baking Everyone!!!

Anonymous said...

Boy do those sound good, I am making your recipe for sure. Thank you, and thanks for the nice giveaway.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe. I can't wait to make them.

Natalie W.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Thanks for the recipe, it's a must try and Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda T said...

I just started following you this year, so thanks for your cookie recipe.

Gabyb said...

Every year I add a couple of new recipes and take a couple of the old ones off. I might try this one. It sounds delicious! Thanks.

SusanC said...

Mmm.. these look yummy, might have to try a new recipe.

widowswalk said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe.

D- said...

Yum. Your cookies look great. TFS.
dmcardmaker (AOL)

Susan said...

I can't wait to try these cookies! Maybe this will be a new tradition for my family. I love to bake cookies and brownies and take them to my daughter at college - for her and her friends. I bet those kids will love these :)

Jennifer Rose said...

Cookies sound amazing! We are always cooking up something sweet in our house, these will be added to the list! The idea to roll up the dough is such a great way to store the dough if for some reason you need too! Looking thru your blog makes we want to go craft & bake! Hoping later I feel better! <3

Jennifer.rose112@gmail.com

Luria said...

Thoes cookies look so yummy. I may have to give these a try this holiday season for my kids.

Luria

Donna and Sara said...

Thanks for the recipe, I've not tried these before. Yummy!

 
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