Dec 20 2008

Christmas Cookies!

Published by at 10:57 am under entertainment

PhotobucketOne of my most favorite things to do during the holiday season is to bake cookies. I have a wonderful recipe for cut out Christmas cookies. I have accumulated many cookie cutters over the years and it is fun to get them out once a year. It is like greeting an old friend. Okay, maybe not that sweet but it is fun. LOL has a whole set of Christmas cookie cutters at their website that you might want to check out. Their sale prices are unbelievable. That set would make a great gift for newlyweds and is only $16.50!

Here are some hints that I have found that make making Christmas cookies a simple and fun task.

Cookie dough is much easier to work with after it’s been refrigerated for at least half an hour–and the cut-outs will hold their shape better if the dough is cold.

* Keep cookie cutters from sticking to the dough by misting them very lightly with cooking spray.
* If you’re cutting out delicate or large shapes, roll out the dough on parchment paper, lifting off the scraps; slide the paper directly onto a baking sheet.

If you need to mail your cookies:
When making cut-out cookies for mailing, choose fairly sturdy shapes without too many pointy edges.

* Pack decorated, dry cookies in a flat, sturdy container with a tight-fitting lid. Line it with parchment or waxed paper.
* Pack a selection of cookie shapes in a single layer, fitting them together as closely as possible. Now pile more cookies into the container, stacking same-shape cookies on top of each other.
* When the container is full, put wadded-up pieces of wax paper or unbuttered air-popped popcorn into any empty spaces, then seal the lid. Wrap the container in bubble wrap, and pack it into a box. The cookies should arrive fresh, beautiful and full of home-baked love.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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  • 8 Responses to “Christmas Cookies!”

    1. Ellen on 21 Dec 2008 at 11:30 am

      I love baking cookies also. I’ve baked 6 different kinds this past week and will start more today. In addition to baking, I’ve been sewing and working my FT job. So, that’s why I’ve not been blogging or entrecard dropping. It’s so difficult if not impossible to do it all. I made the cut out cookies and decorated them. They turned out so cute. I have more to decorate today when I get off this computer.

    2. Karen on 21 Dec 2008 at 6:10 pm

      Wow. You have done a lot of baking. My son and his fiance are making cut out cookies today. I hope you put up pictures of your decorated cookies.

    3. Rach (Heart of Rachel) on 22 Dec 2008 at 2:14 am

      I love cookies. Hope hubby can bake some in time for Christmas.

      Wishing you a beautiful Christmas season.

    4. Kelly on 22 Dec 2008 at 9:31 am

      These are really great tips!! Last year my son and I made salt dough ornaments using cookie cutters. I am always too afraid to make actual cookies with them though because I make a mess with the dough. I’m printing out your tips to try them this year *smiles*

      Kelly´s last blog post..Fiery Random Patchwork Extra Long Scarf

    5. Kathy on 22 Dec 2008 at 10:35 pm

      Yum…ya made me hungry now!

      Award time, if you’re interested! LOL

    6. haylage on 23 Dec 2008 at 4:30 am

      anyone who shares my passion for cookies is alright in my eyes – the cut outs are a great present idea.

    7. porc on 24 Dec 2008 at 4:32 am

      Merry Christmas!Thanks for your tips.Maybe you’ll post the recipe for you cookies too.

    8. Ness on 24 Dec 2008 at 7:49 am

      Have a Very Merry Christmas and Full of blessing! 🙂

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