A cup of this and a cup of that is all it takes to make these light and crisp cookies and your family will be full of gratitude! It is finally here, the 12 Days of Cookies!! It feels like it has been a long time coming... probably since Ellen from Family Around the Table and I started talking about it months ago. Really, I think it's been in the works since mid-summer. So it kind of feels like it has been a long time coming, but of course life has a way of sneaking up on you so it also kind of feels like it was just a figment of our imagination a moment ago. Either way, I am really excited to be sharing some delicious cookies with you and I cannot wait to see what my friends have been baking up.
Now back to the matter at hand, Cuppa Cookies. The ingredient list may seem a bit long, but it is really a list of pretty common ingredients that you might already have on hand anyway. In fact you might be looking for the perfect use for that little bit of this and that you have laying around. The best part is the recipe makes a lot of cookies without any superb effort. So, they are a great way to help round out those cookie trays you are bringing to holiday parties, neighbors and coworkers.
Of course, I had to make these long before I cold actually pass out trays of Christmas cookies. So, I made a batch for our Chili Cookoff. They were perfect for munching on between yard games and after a bunch of chili. I also took a tray to share with my coworkers. A couple of dozen cookies didn't even make it through the day. The rest I placed in some air-tight freezer bags and through them in the freezer. Matt has been working around the clock, so I pulled some out for him and the guys to snack on not too long ago. I kept a couple aside, you know for quality assurance sake, and they were still great! So feel free to make them ahead and freeze them for when you need a little pick me up!
There are going to be so many great cookies shared over the next 12 days. Some are real classics, some sound extra fun and some are things I have never even heard of. I can't wait to watch in unfold. What are your favorite Christmas cookies?
makes 5-6 dozen cookies
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup cooking oil
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1 cup coconut
1 cup oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
- Preheat your oven to 350 F and get your cookie sheets ready.
- Cream together sugars and butter. Add oil, eggs and vanilla and beat to mix.
- Stir in dry ingredients until completely mixed.
- Drop by rounded teaspoon full (I used my small cookie scoop) onto cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack until completely cool.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee. We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies. Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies. We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness! May your holidays be sweet!
12 Days of Cookie Recipes Day 1:
Anginetti from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Candy Cane Cookies from The Freshman Cook
Christmas Sprinkle Cookies from Family Around the Table
Chocolate Coconut Layer Bars from Making the Most of Naptime
Chocolate Dipped Coffee Shortbread Cookies from Feeding Big
Cookie Butter Crisps from Palatable Pastime
Crispy and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Cuppa Cookies from Cooking With Carlee
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies from Simple and Savory
Melting Snowmen from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Meyer Lemon Cookies from Caroline's Cooking
Pizelles from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Red Velvet Snowballs from The Chef Next Door
Snowday Cookies from Jolene's Recipe Journal