Christmas Cookies!

A big part of my family’s holiday tradition is getting together and making Christmas cookies for friends and family, so I wanted to share a small part of that with you guys! Some years we get a little crazy with baking, the year above we made 80+ plates of cookies!

We try at least one new recipe each year, but we always make 2 of my Grandma Marijo’s classics. She may have passed away, but she lives on through her cookies we used to make together. Here are her recipes if you want to give them a try!

spritz cookies

Spritz Cookies

  • 1 cup of soft butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups of shifted flour
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Blend butter, sugar, and egg yolks with a mixer. Then work flour in with a spoon. Use a cookie gun for shapes (we make red stars and green trees). Bake for 7-10 minutes at 400F.

chinese new year cookies

Chinese New Year Cookies

  • 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz. caramel or butterscotch morsels
  • 3 oz. Chinese noodles
  • 7 oz. salted peanuts

Melt chocolate and caramel/butterscotch in microwave (or over a hot pot of water as my grandma used to). Do not over heat. Mix in noodles and nuts. Stir until mixture is uniform. Place wax on a cookie sheet, then drop with teaspoons to make desired size. Chill in fridge.

If you guys have any Christmas cookies you love please put the recipe in the comments! I would love to give them a try!




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