December 6, 2010

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Today I had some catching up to do, since I took the weekend off from cookies.  Here are today’s days 3 and 4 of Christmas Cookies.   Days 5 and 6 will be posted later :)

Sour Cream Cookies (recipe from my mother-in-law)

2/3 cup butter (softened)

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

3 cups flour


Cream butter and sugar together.  Add sour cream and eggs then add dry goods and mix well.  Drop by tsp onto lightly greased or parchment paper covered pans.  Sprinkle with favorite decorations.  Bake @ 350 13-15 minutes.  **Note: Favorite nuts or chocolate chips can be added to the recipe if desired.**

Makes about 4 dozen



Ease: 10 Drop cookies are soooo simple

Taste: 7 simple but good

Appearance: 7 nothing special but the sprinkles make it Christmassy

Overall: 8 Nothing too special but yummy and a nice addition to the Christmas cookie plate



Pumpkin White Chocolate Drops

2 cups butter (softened)

2 cups sugar

1 can (16 oz) pumpkin

2 eggs

4 cups flour

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 bag (12 oz) white chocolate chips

1 container (16 oz) ready to spread cream cheese frosting

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375.  Grease cookie sheets (or use parchment paper).  Beat Butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add pumpkin and eggs; beat until smooth.  Add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and baking powder, beat until just well blended.  Stir in chips.

2. Drop cookies by tsp-fulls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.  Bake about 16 minutes or until set and bottoms are brown.  Cool 1 minute on sheets.  Remove from cookie sheets to frost then cool.

3. combine frosting and brown sugar in a small bowl.  Spread on warm cookies.

Makes 6 dozen (I got 7 1/2 from a single batch)



Ease: 7 –The frosting adds an extra step.

Taste: 7- I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin bars but these taste very similar so good for pumpkin lovers.

Appearance: 7 –They are a little sloppy looking for my Martha Stewart wannabe taste.

Overall: Judging from the above scores…..7

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