Christmas is celebrated on 25 December all across the world. Although different nations follow different rituals to celebrate the spirit of this festival, yet some traditions remain the same. Christmas is a true time of celebration and enjoying luscious foods which we hardly gorge through the rest of the year. One such traditional food is traditional cookies. Baking cookies in holiday season is a great activity to warm up at home with family and friends. And with Christmas around, it makes the entire atmosphere even more special. Cookies are yummy, sweet, and soft. There are numerous variations you can bring in cookies using different ingredients. Traditional cookies are one of the most liked desserts during Christmas. Houses are overcrowded with various assortments of cookies on Christmas. Plus, they make great gifting options. Help your mother this Christmas to make some yummy traditional cookies. Check out the recipes in the lines below.
Traditional cookies are sweet, soft and smooth. They are a must dessert during Christmas. Check out the recipes below.
- 6 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 2 cups Lard
- 2½ cups White Sugar
- 2 tsp Anise Seeds
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ cup Brandy
- 1 tbsp ground Cinnamon
- Sift baking powder, flour, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine lard and 1½ cups sugar in another bowl. Cream the mixture until it becomes smooth.
- Add anise seed and beat to make it a little fluffy.
- Pour in eggs and brandy. Stir and blend nicely.
- Add the flour mixture and mix to form smooth dough.
- Sprinkle some flour on a clean flat surface and roll out this dough onto it.
- Use cookie cutter and cut out the dough into cookies.
- Mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle onto the cookies.
- Place these shaped cookies on a baking sheet.
- Bake them in the oven set to 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes, or until the bottoms become lightly brown.
Buttermint Sugar Cookies
- 4 ounces (1 cup) Soft Pastel Buttermints
- ½ cup granulated Sugar
- 1 stick (½ cup) salted Butter (softened)
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine together flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk nicely and set aside.
- Take a plastic sandwich bag and fill it with buttermints and granulated sugar. Crush it with the help of a rolling pin or hammer.
- Take a large bowl and transfer this crushed mint mixture into it.
- Add butter and beat with an electric mixture on moderate speed for about 3 minutes.
- Pour eggs and vanilla extract. Beat the mixture until completely mixed.
- Turn the electric mixture to low speed and slowly add flour mixture. Keep on beating until a smooth texture is achieved.
- Divide the dough into cookies in any desired shape. Sprinkle sugar, if desired.
- Place the cookies 2 inches apart on an ungeased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove and cool them.