If you are anything like me as Christmas is drawing near I am on the hunt for some new Christmas cookie recipes. I have my family favorites that have been made since I as little but this year I was in search of something new and something fairly easy since I am pretty busy. Do you have a go to person in your family if you need cooking advise or a new recipe? Well I do! That go to person for me is my dear older sister. She always knows how to cook anything and everything and always has great recipes. So she was the first person I called when I wanted a few new recipes for a cookie exchange I had signed up for. So both of the recipes I am going to share with you I had never made before, but let me tell you they are both incredible and fairly easy!
Cake Batter Cookies
2 Tablespoons milk
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 (3.4oz) box vanilla instant pudding
3/4 cup yellow cake mix
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
I used red and green for Christmas.
You don’t want to use sugar crystals, use either the little beads/balls or even the jimmies I think they are called.
I made two batches and used both kinds and they worked equally well.
Preheat oven to 350*
Mix: flour, salt, and baking soda.
Cream: butter and sugars.
Add: pudding and cake mix.
Add: eggs and vanilla.
Add: flour mixture and sprinkles.
Roll into 1” balls and place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
I used my Pampered Chef cookie dough baller to make nice even cookies.
Also I always bake things in my oven for several minutes less than a recipe calls for, it may be my oven but I think I only cooked them for 8 minutes.
We also prefer our cookies soft, not crispy.
These were my favorite of the two, they taste just like brownies!
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled (melting in the microwave works best)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar, for rolling the balls in. I used quite a bit more than a 1/2 cup though.
Mix: oil, chocolate, sugar, and vanilla.
Stir in eggs one at a time.
Chill dough for a couple hours or even over night. You want the dough to be think and able to roll into balls.
After chilled, roll into balls and and drop into powdered sugar until covered.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes in a 350* oven.
I wanted then soft and chewy so I think I only baked them for 10 minutes and they came out perfect.
Take off cookie sheet immediately and place on a cooling rack.
I sure hope you enjoy these two recipes, I would love to hear what you think of them.
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Have a wonderful time preparing for this most beautiful holiday season!