A trio of cookies: one no bake, one bar cookie and one fully decorated rolled out sugar cookie
A trio of cookies: one no bake, one bar cookie and one fully decorated rolled out sugar cookie

Three cookies recipes: One no bake, one bar cookie and one traditional rolled out and fully decorated cookie.

DULCE DE LECHE COCONUT PECAN KRISPIE BALLS (I’m gonna have to come up with a shorter name)

Scoop out the dulce de leche cookie dough and drop it into the ground pecan and coconut
Scoop out the dulce de leche cookie dough and drop it into the ground pecan and coconut
I use this 1/4 ounce scoop for little small cookies
I use this 1/4 ounce scoop to portion small cookies
no bake cookies, dulce de leche, coconut, pecans, chocolate
Sweet and delicious Dulce de leche balls are full of coconut, pecans and puffed rice for a bit of crispy texture

Dulce de Leche coconut balls recipe (makes 45 balls)

1 ½ cups shredded sweetened coconut

1 ½ cups pecans

½ cup dark chocolate chips

14 oz dulce de leche (in your grocery store near the condensed milk)

1 cup rice krispies

Finely chop coconut and pecans in a food processor

Mix with chocolate chips, dulce de leche and rice krispies. Scoop into small balls, I used a 025 ounce scoop.

Topping

2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

½ cup pecans

Roll the balls the topping mixture

BROWNED BUTTER BLONDIES

Rich browned butter blondies are moist and delicious.
Rich browned butter blondies are moist and delicious.

Browned Butter Blondies (makes 16 blondies)

1 stick butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup Cane Syrup

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

spray and 8*8 inch pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Brown the butter over medium heat in a small saucepan for about 4 minutes.  When it’s ready the butter should smell nutty and be golden brown.  Let the butter cool.

Beat butter sugar, cane syrup eggs, vanilla and salt in the bowl of a mixer.  Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Add flour and mix until just combined, about 1 minute.

Pour into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.

let cool completely and cut into 16 squares

SUGAR COOKIES

rolling pin rings, sugar cookie dough
Use rolling pin rings to help you roll your cookie dough tho the perfect thickness
cookies, rolling pin rings
Rolling pin rings help you roll your cookies (or pie crust) to the perfect thickness. No more guessing
Sugar cookies, royal icing
Crisp sweet sugar cookies are fun for the family to decorate in your favorite holiday colors

Sugar cookie recipe for rolling (makes about 30-40 cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutters)

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

1 stick soft butter

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ cups All-purpose  flour

1/4 teaspoon your favorite spice like cinnamon, or garam masala (optional)

2 tablespoons colored sugar (optional)

I use a stand mixer, but this sugar cookie dough is easy to make by hand with a wooden spoon.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

In a bowl mix butter,  powdered sugar , egg , salt and vanilla thoroughly in a bowl until combined (about 2 minutes on medium in a stand mixer)

Stir in the flour and optional spices and mix until well combined but not over mixed.

Divide dough in half, form each half into a disk and wrap each disk in plastic.  Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about a half hour.

Spread a thin layer of flour on your counter and put one disk of cookie dough on it ( leave the other disk in the fridge until you are ready to use it)  Roll out your dough with a floured rolling pin to about  1/8  inch thick. I use rolling pin bands to help me roll the dough evenly; no more guessing about what 1/8 of an inch is or struggling to keep the dough at an even thickness.

Pre heat your oven to 350 drgrees

Dip your cookie cutter in flour and cut out your shapes.  Use a thin metal spatula ( dusted with flour) to lift the cookies off the counter and place them onto the parchment lined cookie sheet.  If you are not decorating your cookies with frosting you can sprinkle them with white or colored sugar before you bake them

Bake the cookies for 10-12 (depending on the size of your cookies) until they are just very slightly brown around the edges.  Let them cool to room temperature before you frost them.

You can re-roll the scraps of the cookie dough that are left over after cutting out your cookies.  Just gather the scraps, form them into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for a half hour before rolling)

Royal Icing

1 cup powdered sugar

2 ½ tablespoons pasteurized egg whites

Food coloring

You can find pasteurized egg whites in the dairy section of your grocery store

Mix Powdered sugar and egg whites together. Add more egg white to make a runnier consistency, add powdered sugar to make a thicker consistency. Add food coloring one drop at a time until you reach the desired color.

DECORATE: 

Using a disposable pastry bag  (cut a tiny bit off of the tip to make a small hole) pipe an outline with royal icing.  Thin the icing slightly  with a drop or two of egg white.  Use this to fill in the outlined area.

Christmas Cookies Easy and Delicious Recipes

12 Comments

12 Comments on Christmas Cookies Easy and Delicious Recipes

    • sweetsavant
      December 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm (8 years ago)

      YUM! indeed. I hope you try them

      Reply
    • sweetsavant
      December 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm (8 years ago)

      I love anything and EVERYTHING with Dulce de Leche, it’s delicious

      Reply
  1. NiaMassage
    December 11, 2013 at 3:37 am (8 years ago)

    I learned how to make royal icing and use the flood technique to fill them in. It was hard, but I loved it!

    Reply
    • sweetsavant
      December 11, 2013 at 6:38 pm (8 years ago)

      The fill and flood technique gives beautiful results but it can be time consuming.

      Reply
      • NiaMassage
        December 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm (8 years ago)

        It also helped that I had the food spray to cover many a sin. I’ll pace myself next time. 🙂

        Reply
  2. British Blokes Cooking
    December 11, 2013 at 12:20 am (8 years ago)

    Oh deliciousness on a page and coconut, pecan and chocolate had us drooling before we’d really started…and drooling is not good for iPads or computers! Scores ten out of ten yummies for us…

    Reply
    • sweetsavant
      December 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm (8 years ago)

      HAHA! Please do NOT drool on the iPad

      Reply
  3. Elle @ (Eat.Style.Play)
    December 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm (8 years ago)

    Every last one of these cookies look delicious. I’ve never had blondies but I have to give them a try. Those Dulce Balls look good…shorter name…but clearly not gonna work.

    Reply

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