Easy & Festive Holiday Cookie Recipes

Nothing better than baking during the holiday season, especially this one when we have plenty of time to spend indoors. These cookie recipes are pretty fast, festive, delicious, and even make great homemade gifts. It all begins with relatively basic dough recipes, and then just adding a few touches to elevate the cookies and make them even more special.  Snickerdoodles Ingredients Directions 1/2 cup salted butter, softened 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 2 medium eggs 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamo Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar and the eggs and mix thoroughly with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt, and stir into the shortening mixture. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon. Shape the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls (1 tablespoon per ball), and roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar. Arrange the dough balls 2 inches apart on … Continue reading Easy & Festive Holiday Cookie Recipes