Cookies

Christmas Butter Cookies

Butter cookies are a crisp, unleavened cookie, often baked around Christmas time. This simple, sweet, unflavored cookie is perfect for icing with rich butter cream, and for decorating with candied fruit.

Ingredients for Christmas Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup soft butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2¼ cups flour, sifted

How to Make Christmas Butter Cookies

  • Cream butter until it resembles whipped cream.
  • Slowly add the sugar, beating well.
  • Add flour gradually and blend thoroughly.
  • Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours.
  • Knead dough slightly on floured board, form into a smooth ball.
  • Roll… Continue reading

Moravian Dark Cookies

How to make scrumptious Moravian dark cookies.

* ½ lb. butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 tblsp. cream
* 2 cups dark molasses
* 1 tblsp. cinnamon
* ½ tblsp. ginger
* ½ tsp. cloves, ground
* 8 cups flour

Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the cream, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and cloves and blend smooth. Work in the flour gradually. Roll out as thin as possible on floured board. Cut into various shapes with cookie cutters. Bake on greased cookie sheets in moderate oven (350-f) for about 12 minutes. Decorate… Continue reading

Lebkucken

lebkuckenLebkucken are spicier  cookies which give you a very highly spiced flavor that are traditional favorites at any holiday but particularly for Christmas cookies. These amazing holiday cookies are traditional Pennsylvania Dutch and German treats.

* 1½ cups flour
* 1 tblsp. cinnamon
* ½ tsp. nutmeg   
* ½ tsp. cloves, ground”
* ½ tsp. cream of tartar
* 2 eggs, beaten”
* 1 cup dark brown sugar
* 1/2 lb. citron, chopped fine
* 1/4  lb. almonds, chopped

Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cream of tartar. Mix the sugar and beaten eggs… Continue reading

Sugar and Spicy Cookies-Frosted

These are remarkably good tasting at any time of the year and make remarkable Christmas cookies. They are simple to prepare and quite easy to bake. If you’re interested in a delectable sugar cookie for your Christmas cookies or for a holiday cookie exchange, you will love the ease with which you can bake these, as well as to create the cookie dough.

Cookie dough itself can make a wonderful Christmas gift for a busy wife or husband. If you know someone who may not be able to, or doesn’t have time to accomplish holiday cookie baking, mix up a… Continue reading

Moravian Christmas Cookies

This classic recipe for Moravian Christmas cookies comes from a very old recipe found in an out of copyright Amish cookery book. It is one of the best country recipes for cookies that you will find. Created many years ago, it hasn’t lost an ounce of appeal for anyone who loves spiced cookies with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.

You Will Need:

* ½ cup shortening
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1 cup molasses
* 1 egg
* 4 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon cloves
* ½ teaspoon nutmeg
* 1 teaspoon soda… Continue reading

Country Recipes- No Bake Cookies

An all-time favorite recipe in many country homes is the no bake cookie. A delicious combination of oatmeal, chocolate, sugar, milk and butter these cookies are a snap to make and a particular fan favorite. Here is a sample recipe with a few variations for your cooking pleasure.

You Will Need:

1 ½ cups of white sugar

3 cups of oats

1 cup of butter

1-teaspoon vanilla

5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup of milk

Wax Paper to line your pan and receive the cookies.

To Make No Bake Cookies

Place three cups of oats in a large… Continue reading

Ginger Cookies Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread menChristmas would simply not be Christmas without the delicious taste and the amazing look of Gingerbread men. Christmas cookies are typically eaten and used for decorations, and gingerbread cookies can be decorated to be festive holiday additions as well as wonderful taste treats. Cookie recipes are also versatile enough that you can use them, not just at holiday time, but any time of the year.

What list of country recipes would be complete without the inclusion of gingerbread cookies?

Ginger has some health benefits too, so if you’d like to enjoy a treat that is also a healthy dessert,… Continue reading