Time for Christmas Cookies…

Wanted to share two cookie recipes with you today; one that is fun for the kids or grandkids, and the other that is one of my holiday favorites, yet very simple and delicious. Made both of them this week and they definitely passed the taste test!

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer Cookies
Idea from my Pampered Chef Consultant Lydia Martin
Ingredients:
Nutter Butter Cookies
Pretzel Twists
Brown and Red M&M’s
White Frosting
 Instructions:
Assemble the ingredients and make your reindeer…it’s that easy!

Ginger Spice Cookies
recipe from Paula Deen

Ingredients:
3/4 C Butter flavored Crisco
1 C sugar, plus more for rolling
1 large egg
1/4 C molasses
2 C flour
2 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t salt

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat…or don’t line them at all :) With an electric mixer, combine shortening and sugar and cream until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add the egg and the molasses and beat until completely incorporated.
Sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt, then add to the mixture. Stir until combined. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set around the edges and you start to see “crackling” on the top.
Don’t overbake! You want to keep them nice and chewy-soft in the middle.
Yield: about 4 dozen