The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving came and went, Hanukkah is happening as we speak, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are just a few weeks away! Blow your family and friends away this season with delicious holiday-themed cookies. Your guests won’t be able to resist, and you’ll have a blast making them! Experiment with different shapes and frosting colors…the sky’s the limit!
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- In a bowl, combine the dry butterscotch pudding mix, butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; stir into the pudding mixture. Cover, and chill dough until firm, about 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets. On a floured board, roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into man shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are golden at the edges. Cool on wire racks.
Hanukkah Sugar Cookies
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
- In a bowl, cream the shortening with the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Sift the flour and salt into the creamed mixture and stir in gradually. Chill dough for at least one hour.
- Roll the chilled dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 6 to 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before decorating.
We hope you try out one of these recipes (or all three!) and have as much fun making them as we did! Happy Holidays!