Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Cookies for the troops!

No, not my family! LOL! We have a dear loved one currently deployed, so yesterday the kids and I spend the morning making cookies for Uncle D (and plenty for him to share!).

I'm going to link this to since I found these cute little mice on her site last year. We had an assembly line going for these little guys; sorry no pictures though since my hands had quite a bit of chocolate on them!

Next we made "Minty Holiday Candy Cookies" these have become a favorite of ours after finding the recipe on years ago. The little ones always love banging up the candy canes for me (okay, they all do, but this is a great job for "littles")!

Minty Holiday Candy Cookies (this was originally intended for one of those cute jar mixes)

3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
2 c flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c M&M's (use the red and green ones!)
1/3 c chopped peppermint candy canes

Mix all of these together in a bowl; then add to the mix

1/4 c butter

work this into dry mix with hands; then add

2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix this together (this always seems to work best when done with your hands)

Line baking sheets with parchment paper (DO NOT skip this! Remember all of those candy canes you put in?). Drop dough by rounded tablespoons full 3 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from sheet ASAP so they don't stick! Place on wire cooling rack. Enjoy!

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