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RaspBerry Almond Swirl Cookies

When November rolls around I start baking cookies to put in the freezer for Christmas. Raspberry Almond Swirl Cookies freeze well and are delicious. They’re pretty on a Christmas platter or tasty just for tea time. For a different flavour cranberry jam or marmalade can be substituted for the raspberry.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup soft butter

2 eggs beaten

1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

1 tsp orange extract

1/2 tsp lemon extract

3 3/4 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup raspberry jam

1/2 cup slivered almonds

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Raspberry Chocolate Swirly Cookies

Raspberry and chocolate combine with a luscious shortbread crust in this roll cookie.  They’re perfect for a lunch box.

Ingredients

Raspberry Chocolate Swirly Cookies
Try white chocolate chips.

2 1/3 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup melted better

lemon zest of one lemon

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup raspberry jam

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Molasses Refrigerator Cookies

Molasses Refrigerator Cookies can be kept in the refrigerator for several days until you are ready to bake them.  Serve with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

INGREDIENTS

2 3/4 cups flourMolasses Refrigerator Cookies

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2/3 cup salted butter

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup molasses

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS

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Christmas Chip Cookies

Christmas chip cookies use rainbow Christmas chips for a unique flavour.  They’re a little sweeter than your average chocolate chip cookie and the dough is soft and tender.  They’re great with hot cocoa or cider.

INGREDIENTSChristmas Chip Cookies

3 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2/3 cup veggie shortening

1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups rainbow Christmas chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS

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Christmas Gingerbread

When December comes I like to pull out recipes that I haven’t used throughout the year.  One of my favourites is the recipe for Christmas Gingerbread.  The combination of spices and sweet molasses is always a crowd-pleaser and kids love the decorated shapes. 

INGREDIENTSChristmas Gingerbread

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup molasses

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1.2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

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Freezer Shortbread

Freezer shortbread are easy to make and delicious.  They crisp texture goes well with tea and coffee.

I make several batches of this freezer shortbreads at Christmas and they are always the first to disappear.

IngredientsFreezer Shortbread

1 3/4 cups flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1/3 cup icing sugar Continue reading Freezer Shortbread

Sugar Cookies

I always make sugar cookies for Christmas.  I have fond memories of rolling dough and cutting intricate shapes. I use this recipe for Easter and Halloween cookies as well simply changing the shapes of the cookies.  They can be decorated intricately if desired but I take the more rustic approach.  I top with coloured sugar, mints, sprinkles or royal icing.

Ingredients

2 cups flour

Decorated Sugar Cookies1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar Continue reading Sugar Cookies

Crystallized Ginger Cookies

This cookie has a bold flavor. The crystallized ginger  spices up the flavor of the molasses and brown sugar. 

If you don’t like crystallized ginger it can be left out easily.  The ginger cookie itself has a good flavor.

Ingredients

3 1/4 cups flour

Crystallized Ginger Cookies1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger

1/2 cup melted butter

3/4 cup packed brown sugar Continue reading Crystallized Ginger Cookies

Royal Icing for Christmas Cookies

This simple royal icing recipe is perfect for icing sugar cookies, ginger cookies or gingerbread houses.  Colour with your favourite shades of red and green for a festive alternative.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups icing sugarRoyal Icing

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Nana’s Molasses Ginger Snaps

My English grandmother used to like having tea during the afternoon.  I remember at tea time she always had a cookie tin filled with these Ginger Snaps.  These cookies are crunchy and spicy.  They’re sure to become one of your family favourites.

1 cup sugarNana's Molasses Ginger Snaps

1 cup molasses

1 cup melted butter

1 beaten egg

1 tsp ginger

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

3 1/2 cups flour

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