Monday, December 13, 2010

My mom's famous Christmas Cookies recipe!

Hello, friends!

Today I have a FABULOUS cookie recipe that 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
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!!

Have a wonderful week!

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Brigitte said...

Wow, this look like the cookies my mom use to make!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Yummy...traditions are the best!! So glad U R feeling better and could enjoy your special mom time!!!

Joan Smith

Melissa said...

Omgoodness! They look and sound so good! I just copied and pasted the recipe and I'm hoping we have time to fit this into our baking plans! Thanks Mel and be sure to tell your Mom "thank you" too!!!

Wendy Raffin said...

Wow! Arent you so sweet to share!! This looks so yummy.....mmmmmm!

smilesaregreat said...

These looked so good!
I am going to try to
make them too!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Dawn

Unknown said...

Looks delicious!!

TheLastOfNine said...

With a cold glass of milk...perfect. Thank you for the recipe.

Nadia's World said...

looks very tasty! glad you are feeling better and can enjoy your mom's cookies! thanks for sharing your special tradition with us all!


Karen said...

What a great tradition. I'm sure the little ones were very happy when you were done snapping pictures! :)

Heather said...

Cookies, tis the season when diets go out the window to enjoy those tasty holiday traditions. Thank you for sharing this.

Kate said...

I'm laughing at your story of snatching back the cookies for a photo! I baked all Saturday - and made cookies just like my mum used to make too.

Tanya T said...

Sweet...these look like my mon's cookies. She calls them stained glass cookies! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Linda said...

Those look yummy!

Linda A

Lindy said...

WOW....they look delicious. TFS :)

khattykathi said...

Thank you for the recipe. I am looking forward to making these with my granddaughters!

kbuksas at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

i'm confused. the 2 4oz c-cherries and the 3 4oz c-pineapple

are these containers that come in 4ozs? and you need 2 of one and 3 of the other?


A Cup of Cold Water said...

Sounds yummy!

Scrapper69 said...

I Know what ya mean Melanie about going on a diet after the holidays! My family makes a special recipe fudge....and I'm not talking the kind you put chocolate chips in either! LOL This is a from scratch lots, and lots of sugar goodness.... :o) I made 4 batches the other night and my kids goooo crazy for it.... It is a melt in your mouth sugar fest! and you can gain 10lbs. just from 1 bite! :o) anyway thanks for sharing your yummy recipe! Have a great day and try not to eat to many cookies! :o)

aud1inok said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing a family recipe. I love finding new treats to try.

Nana Jo said...

Merry Christmas! Looks like a great easy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

lindagk23 said...

Those look so yummy! I will definitely have to give these a try! Thank you for sharing! lindagk23

Crhiga said...

Looks yummy!!!


Lori with: SimplyMadeScrapbooks said...

looks yummy, thanks for sharing. I can't wait to make/taste them.

ScrappyMama said...

Yummy!!! I don't know if I'll have time to try them this year but I know where to look for a good cookie recipe for next year!! Thanks to you, and to your Mom, for sharing with us!!

Maureen Reiss said...

These sound yummy!! TFS

Kelsey :) said...

Christmas cookies!!!! Yummy!!! Any recipe is great when made with people you love!!

Ticketgoddess said...

Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Those cookies look very yummy!! Bev B

Unknown said...

Looks like a yummy recipe!!

Anonymous said...

I think my mom used to make these!


What a yummy recipe. I am going to do it with my grandkids.


Angie P. :) said...

Thanks Melanie for the recipe. Love new cookie recipes. These look great!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

thank you for sharing your family recipe!!!

Donna said...

I gained a few pounds just reading the recipe! Oh my gosh! They sound so delicious! Enjoy, have a marvelous family get together as you bake, eat and relax - ahhhhh!
Blessings, Donna

Elaine said...

These look just like the cookies I made with my mom 30 years ago!! Oh the memories... I can smell them already!