I love the holidays. I have been watching Christmas movies almost everyday. I’ve been listening to Christmas music every day. And what else? Christmas cookies!
This year I participated in a Christmas cookie swap hosted by Julie of White Lights on Wednesday. Instead of swapping cookies in the mail we each were paired up. Basically . . . One person sends you a recipe, you send another person a recipe. So, I sent a cookie recipe to Carrie of My Favorite Finds and I received a cook recipe from Linda at Tumbleweed Contessa. You’ll actually see these cookies at my first Pantry Party roundup, because Linda recently made these cookies and submitted them to my new party.
So I’m preemptively posting this and putting it into my queue to publish on the 13th (the day we’re all sharing our recipes.) Today is the 4th, so I’m kind of early.
I’ve been studying for finals, so when I got this recipe in the mail and realized how yummy and how easy it looked, it provided a nice break from studying. It also made me go to the grocery store and get eggs (among other groceries since I was kind of foodless.) These cookies are easy and tasty! I made a few variations from the original recipe because the cheap grocery store I go to didn’t have all the fun baking chips. But I worked with what I could get my hands on to make some peppermint and chocolate chip cookies.
I brought them to my final today too. Everyone was happy.
And I ate too many too.
Pink Peppermint Chip Cookies
1 cup original flavor Crisco (not butter flavor)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
9 drops red food coloring
1 tsp Mexican vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup creme de menthe Andes candy, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup peppermint crunch Andes candy, coarsely chopped
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream together the Crisco, sugars, eggs, food coloring, and extract in a stand mixer. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until there are no dry spots left.
3. Mix in the candies and chocolate chips, stirring with a wooden spoon.
4. Using a teaspoon, spoon the dough onto the baking sheet, rolling each ball into a ball. Place 12 cookies on a sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
* makes about 40 cookies
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See the rest of the cookies HERE at the roundup.