Chocolate chip cookies

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made a few different kinds of cookies for Christmas. I realize chocolate chip cookies aren’t the first cookie that comes to mind for Christmas, but they are Rob’s favorite, thus, they were included. Couple of notes – I chilled the dough overnight, to keep them from flattening too much. Remember to preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking, to get the right baking temperature.

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  • Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (scooped from your container into your measuring cup)
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – combine butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Mix in baking soda and salt. Add flour and cornstarch. Mix in chips. Scoop,out 1/4 cups of dough. Chill dough at least a few hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies. Bake 12 – 14 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Just for Rob!

Island of misfit cutout cookies

Santa!

You may wonder about the title of this treat.  It is a wonderful, tasty, sugar cutout cookie dough.  The misfit part is well, on me.  My baking skills are solid, my decorating skills are subpar, to put it mildly.. So outside of decorating a pumpkin cutout for Halloween, or a christmas tree, it is difficult for people determine what the cutout actually is.  One year, my friend, Mikey C, asked it I made a bicycle.  At Christmas.  Yes, because Santa rides a bicycle around the world on December 24th.  After that, I make cutout cookie sandwiches. Cookies, filled with buttercream frosting, instead of actually frosting them. That way you can actually see that it is Santa! This recipe brings back wonderful memories of when I was young and baking with my mom at Christmastime. And my dad loved eating this dough!! I will really miss baking with her this year. We usually make at least 150 cookies the day before Christmas. but we need to be safe. Maybe we zoom!

Good cookie, not good decorating!

Recipe notes – These are made with Crisco. I would not sub butter for the Crisco in this recipe. Remember to spoon your flour into your measuring cup to get the right amount, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes to make sure your oven is heated evenly.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Crisco
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions – preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheer with baking liners. cream Crisco and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour, salt and baking powder. Chill a few hours. Remove about 30 minutes before baking, so dough is easier to roll out. Sprinkle flour on a surface, roll out to the desired thickness. Cut out cookies. Place on prepared sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. I take them out after 8 min, because that way, they stay nice and soft. Cool completely.

Buttercream filling – combine 2 tbs melted butter and 2 cups powdered sugar. Add milk or cream, 1 tbs at a time, until you get the desired consistency. Color as desired. Spread between two cookies. Store in covered container.

Christmas cookie sandwiches!