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Old 10-21-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Christmas cookie ideas for kids

Anyone have ideas for kid type cookies for Christmas? Last year I used the polar bear cinammon flavored cookie from Pillsbury's Cookbook...they were cute. But, I need new ideas for this year's cookie exchange! Thanks in advance for your ideas.

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Old 10-22-2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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Look on the pillsbury website. There are a lot of very cute decorating ideas. You don't have to use their premade cookie dough, you can use your own and alter the decor a little to make your own.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:20 AM   #3
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Candy cane cookies are fun. You make the tough, chill it, divide it in two, colour half, roll into ropes and twist together. I can post the recipe if you like.
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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Cherry Surprise Cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups Basic Cookie Dough (recipe below)
48 chocolate stars or chocolate kisses
48 candied cherry halves (optional)

Drop cookie dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Top each with a chocolate and wrap dough around it. Top each with a candied cherry half. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 2 dozen.


Basic Cookie Dough

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating just until combined. Divide dough into four 2-cup portions. Cover and refrigerate.

Yield: 8 cups.
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:23 PM   #5
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Easy "Snowball" Coconut Cookies

1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup coconut, shredded
1 cup pecans, chopped

Melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved. Let cool then add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients together. Then add dry ingredients and stir. Add coconut and pecans. Drop onto cookie sheet and bake at 350F degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.

Christmas Balls
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped
red and green sprinkles


Cream butter adding sugar and vanilla. Then add flour and mix well. Add pecans. Refrigerate for an hour until firm. Roll into small balls. Bake in a 350F degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes until light brown. Remove from oven and roll in sprinkles while still hot.


Molasses Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream shortening gradually adding sugar. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses and mix well. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients and mix well. Add about 1/4 cup of dry mixture at a time to creamed mixture. Mix well each time before adding more dry ingredients.
Chill for one hour until firm. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375F degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. (Don't worry if tops crack). Cool on wire racks.
Makes 4 dozen.

Holiday Wreaths

1/2 cup butter 1 package marshmallows
6 cups Corn flakes cereal
Green food color
Red cinnamon candies

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Then add marshmallows, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows melt. The mixture should get nice and gooey. Remove from stove and add corn flakes. Add a few drops of food coloring and stir until well mixed.
Very quickly make into round wreath shapes on wax paper. If it's too sticky rub hands with butter. Place red cinnamon candies around the wreaths.

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Old 10-23-2005, 09:01 PM   #6
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Canadianmeg,

I would sure like your recipe for candycane cookies...Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:19 PM   #7
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This month's Quick Cooking gave ideas using Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough.

Here is another idea.

Reindeer Cookies

1 pouch (17 1/2 oz.) peanut butter cookie mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
60 tiny pretzel twists
60 semisweet chocolate chips
30 red-hot candies

Combine first 3 ingredients and beat untilwell mixed. Shape into a 7 1/2" roll and wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour. Unwrap and cut into 1/4" slices. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using thumb and forefinger make a slight indentation about 1/3 of the way down the sides of each slice. Press in pretzels for the antlers, chips for the eyes and a red-hot for the nose. Bake at 350* 9=11 minutes or until light brown. Remove to racks to cool. You may use your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe if you like.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:46 AM   #8
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Here is a picture of them.
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I bought a cookie press for not to much money I think it was about 15.00 US and I love to make the cookies with it. you can make trees and snowflakes and lots of other things. it uses a standard sugar cookie recipe and you can make a lot of cookies in a very short time and kids love to help. they can shoot the cookies out of the press really fast and they love the different shapes. I have often made them with kids and made 4 or 5 differnt shapes at one time. they are also not huge so you can put them in bake sales and exchanges with little trouble.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:56 AM   #10
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I bought a cookie press for not to much money I think it was about 15.00 US and I love to make the cookies with it. you can make trees and snowflakes and lots of other things. it uses a standard sugar cookie recipe and you can make a lot of cookies in a very short time and kids love to help. they can shoot the cookies out of the press really fast and they love the different shapes. I have often made them with kids and made 4 or 5 differnt shapes at one time. they are also not huge so you can put them in bake sales and exchanges with little trouble.
I have on of those too. It has 15 or so disks with designs.
It is fast and simple. the hardest part is reloading I hate that part
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