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Very Merry Sugar Cookies

By Katie Wagner

There are just some things that make Christmas, Christmas. Classic sugar cookies are one of those things! I got so many delicious recipes at the cookie exchange, but I was so happy to see that Katie was making these. This is a great recipe for a day of fun with your family and with kids. Sugar cookies are not just baking, they are kind of like a craft too, cutting them out, decorating, bombing your kitchen with sprinkles everywhere, I love it.

Christmas is almost here, it’s time to pop in the DVD Elf, sip some hot chocolate and make Katie’s sugar cookies. They will surely bring a smile to your face.

 Thanks, Buddy and thank you Katie!

Directions

For Cookie:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 unbeaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 sour cream
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Icing:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup packaged egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions

For Cookie:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Let butter soften to room temperature in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, egg, vanilla and lemon zest them blend everything together in bowl, then mix in sour cream.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the butter mixture and blend until combined.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Cut out cookies with your favorite festive cookie cutters.
  6. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 375° for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly browned. (depends on your cookie thickness)
  7. Frost and decorate cookies as desired!

For Icing:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together with a hand mixer on medium speed, adding more powdered sugar if needed. Spread or pipe icing onto cookies. Add food coloring if you’d like.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Preztel Kisses

By Christy Foley

This fun recipe was so tasty and it turns out it was so easy to make. This would be a great treat to make any time of the year but a tin filled with these also makes a wonderful Christmas gift. They had that perfect combination of sweet and salty that is so addicting, and are perfectly bite sized. Make more than you think you need, because you will surely eat them all!

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees. Spread mini pretzels on a cookie sheet so that they lie flat. Place one unwrapped Kiss on each pretzel.
  2. Place the cookie sheet into your oven and allow the Kisses to melt. Don’t leave the room, this really takes only 3 or 4 minutes, maybe less, depending on your oven.
  3. Take them out of the oven and check them. If you press on the Kiss and it squishes all the way down, they’re ready.
  4. Immediately press one M&M into each melted Kiss. Push them around a little so that chocolate touches all of the edges of the pretzels. This will make it harder for the Kiss to fall out of the pretzel once it cools.
  5. Allow the chocolate to set up and enjoy.
  6. Store them in the fridge.