Christmas cookies: Day 1

Saturday, December 11, 2010

So to both of our surprise, Jacob actually doesn't have to work this weekend!
I forgot what it felt like to not wake up at 6am and spend the whole day by myself. We ran some errands in the morning, and then after lunch I got down to baking (while Jacob got a little camera happy).

I started off easy, and since the hubs was home decided to make one of his favs. Spritz! Probably the easiest recipe ever. I made them this past Halloween in pumpkin shapes, and this time around made trees, candy canes, and stars.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp almond extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar, and then add the rest of the ingredients! Voila! Fill up your cookie press and make whichever shapes you wish! I added some green food coloring to the dough for my trees :)

Next I made Rudolph cookies. These are SUPER easy, yet very time consuming.

You need:
Graham crackers
Chocolate chips
Red hots (candies)
Frosting (powdered sugar, whipping cream, vanilla extract)

The graham crackers need to be cut in half, and then cut again diagonally in order to form a triangle. The pretzels must also be sawed in half to make the antlers.
Cover 2 graham cracker triangles in frosting, and place them together like shown.

I think the rest is pretty self explanatory.

My cookies for the day!



  1. Those Rudolph cookies are painfully cute.

  2. The Rudolph cookies are sooo cute!! I love making cookies; I have wanted to ALL day.