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Easy Holiday cookies 
 
Dec. 9, 2010 6:27 pm 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2010 7:49 pm
My occupation has become very demanding and I am not finding energy for my usual holiday baking.
Here are a couple of short cut cookies I plan to make. They make small batches which is good. Except for when the family comes over Christmas Eve only my husband and I will be here to eat the leftovers.

I use 17.5 oz. packages of sugar cookie mix and follow the directions on the package for cut out cookies. I then frost and decorate them. That's the fun part of cut outs and the flavor of the mix is just fine.

I use a 17.5 oz package of sugar cookie mix prepared according to the package directions. At the end I stir in 2 teaspoons lemon extract and 1 cup chopped pecans. I then bake them according to package directions for drop cookies.

These are fun red and green cookies:
3/4 cup butter
1, 4 oz. package pistachio instant pudding mix.
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup shelled pistachios or chopped almonds
Candied red cherries cut in half

Preheat oven to 375 F. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and pudding mix. Stir in flour. Fold in nuts. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Flatten to 1/2 inch with bottom of a greased drinking glass. Press a cherry half in the middle of each. Bake 10 to 13 minutes until lightly browned on the edge. Remove to a wire rack or brown paper sacking to cool. Makes 2 dozen.
 
Comments
Dec. 10, 2010 7:45 am
CJ, thanks for sharing. Have you seen this recipe for Raspberry Ribbons? These were SO easy to make and probably one of the best cookies I've ever had. My husband just loves them - they are fabulous: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Raspberry-Ribbons/Detail.aspx
 
Dec. 10, 2010 7:49 pm
You know CJ, what you do is Just fine! We are all really Busy Busy, if making them Semi homemad is what you have time for, so be it. They will be eaten regardless, you took the time to make them even more special, Excellent CJ! WTG. Thanks for a fun post.
 
 
 
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CJ

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Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA

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Sep. 2006

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Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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About Me
I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
 
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