11 December 2013

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

12 Days of Christmas

December 1st-12th 2013

Hosted by: As You Wish Reviews & Confessions of the Paranormal

Sponsors: As You Wish Tours & Book Dragon Designs

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!!

Everyone has a YUMMY cookie recipe to share and there are some extra little treats scattered around the Hop too, so be sure to visit each of the Authors and Bloggers blogs to make sure you don’t miss out on something SWEET!

Also for an extra special something in your stocking check out the Rafflecopter GRAND PRIZE Giveaway below.

I hope you are on Santa’s Nice List!

Christmas Cookies

(When my kids were younger they would call the chocolate ones poop rolls. That's small kids for you!) I don't have a picture. But my kids loved helping to make them.

1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
3 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 1oz. squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled

Green and red colored sugar, green food coloring, small multicolored decorative candies, and powdered sugar icing

In mixer bowl cream together sugar, butter and cream cheese till fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract: beat smooth. Stir together flour and baking powder; stir into creamed mixture. Chill 1/2 portion of dough 1 hour or until firm.

To second half of dough, blend in melted chocolate. Pinch off balls of dough about the size of a walnut. Roll to logs 2 1/2 inches long. Bake at 375 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes. Remove to rack; cool.

Prepare Powdered Sugar Icing: beat together 1 c. sifted powdered sugar, 1 T. softened butter, and 1/2 t. almond extract. Add 1-2 T of milk till icing is of spreading consistency. Dip ends of chocolate cookies into icing, then into decorative candies.

Roll out chilled portion of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters; bake at 375 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes. Frost with remaining icing.

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One (1) eBook from Every Participating Author

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