Holiday Cookies Olivia FOSTER AND TORI LUBIN

Tis the season to dangle ornaments from a giant tree, roam the streets in search for holiday presents and of course eat huge plates of sugar filled holiday cookies. Whether they be for holiday guests, a hungry santa or just a bite for oneself, baking cookies has become synonymous with spreading holiday cheer. Whatever reason one may have for whipping up these sugary delights, the recipes below are sure to satisfy any cookie craving.

Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe:

  1. 1/2 cup of softened butter
  2. 1/2 cup of shortening
  3. 1 cup of sugar
  4. 1/4 cup of confectioners' sugar
  5. 1/2 cup of milk
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract (optional)
  8. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  9. 3 1/2 cups of flour
  10. 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  11. 5 drops of red food coloring

Holiday cookies and candy canes are both arguably the epitome of holiday spirit, so what better way to circulate holiday merriment than through candy cane cookies? These festive treats will not only awe any guest through their appearance, but they taste absolutely scrumptious. Buttery, warm and doughy, these cookies are bound to thrill any dessert lover. “I’m serious when I say these made my day,” Kayla Bilotti ’18 said. “I’m not really into dessert but these had just the right about of sweetness to not be overpowering. They are something you can eat and not feel slow or too full after.” Fun and easy to make, candy cane cookies are a convenient way to bring holiday spirit into one’s home.

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Recipe:

  1. 1 1/2 cups of butter
  2. 2 cups of sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  4. 2 1/2 cups of flour
  5. 1 teaspoon of salt

While not quite as festive as candy cane cookies, these sugar cookies are bound to bring a smile to the consumer’s face. They taste as good as they smell in the oven, soft and sweet. These treats are easy to make and a fun activity for the whole family. These cookies can also be decorated with festive icing instead of sprinkles. The batter is quick to make and fun to decorate.

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