Angel Cookies and Christmas Sprinkles Recipes

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Planning ahead for the holidays, or looking for something new to bake? Here are some easy, delicious cookie recipes to get you started.

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Angel Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugars together. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Mix flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt together with a hand mixer. Slowly add to the cream mixture and mix well. Shape dough into one-inch balls and roll them in powdered sugar. Grease or spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray and place the cookies on sheets. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned. Allow to cool. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Christmas Sprinkles

  • 3 dozen chocolate chip cookies, homemade or store bought
  • 1- 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar

Red and Green candy sprinkles

Cream butter and cream cheese. Gradually add sugar. Spread enough mixture on the top of each cookie to cover. Add red and/or green candy sprinkles on top, pressing slightly into creamed mixture if needed. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Fruitcake Minis

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 and ½ cups cut-up candied fruit
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut, then candied fruit, then dates, then nuts into a 9×9 baking dish. Pour sweetened condensed milk over top. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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