Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas cookies

I just started baking my Christmas cookies last night, so I thought I'd share my favorites each time I make them:

Peanut Butter Kisses

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces kisses or peanut butter cups

Preheat oven to 350'. Beat shortening and peanut butter. Add sugar and brown sugar. Then add egg, milk, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this to mixture. Shape into balls. Roll in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes. Immediately place kiss or peanut butter cup on each cookie. Cool on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen.

*This is SUCH a good recipe because it uses extra peanut butter. I can't stop my kids from eating them!

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

2 1/3 cup flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 egg
2 cups chocolate chips (12 ounces)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
10 ounces toffee bits

Stir together flour and brown sugar.Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.Add egg, mix well. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chips. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the mixture.Press remaining mixture onto greased 13x9x2 baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Pour condensed milk over hot crust. Top with 1 1/2 cups toffee bits. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture, then 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 cup toffee bits. Cool and cut into bars.

*These are one of the faster cookies to make. I usually bake these along with another kind of cookie. They are my husband's favorite.


Anonymous said...

I'll take one of each with my coffee please.

Zoe said...

i'll take 2 dozen of each!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Yummy. I wish we lived closer so that I could guilt you into bringing me some.

Bronie said...

yummy. i was really just popping in to say hi and thanks for stopping by, and holy cow, am i glad i did!

thanks for the new recipes!

Amy said...

Those look very yummy

suchsimplepleasures said...

yummy...i'm coming over! save some for me! oh yeah...manners...please, could i have one? thank you!

Kitty said...

Oooh, now I'm REALLY hungry! :-) x

Mary said...

oh those treats look scrumptious!!!
I can't wait to start my baking :)
Love, Love, Love this time of year!!

Lela said...

Like I wasn't going to get fat enough this season! *sigh*

Summer said...

Both of those look delicious!