Ginger Bread Cookies

This easy to make traditional Christmas Cookie recipe for Ginger Bread Cookies was created by Jessica Driver. ½ cup molasses ½ cup sugar 1 ½ cups flour ½ cup butter softened 1 egg 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup boiling water Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Chill dough for about 1 hour. Roll out dough to about ¼ inch thick. Cut into shapes. Re-roll scapes of dough until all dough is used up. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes (smaller …

Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

Recipe by Cyd Vacio These Soft and buttery shortbread cookies flavored with cherry and almond, then finished off with sweet white chocolate. This cookie dough must be chilled, so plan accordingly. Prep Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes Cook Time: 11 minutes Total Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes Yield: 24 cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 2/3 cup (134g) granulated sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 Tablespoon (15ml) maraschino cherry juice 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled) 16 maraschino cherries (drained and chopped) optional: 4 ounces white chocolate Instructions Using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed …

Chai Molasses Cookies

A wonderful new holiday recipe with a blend of coconut and molasses. Great for a holiday cookie exchange. 1 cup salted butter, room temperature 1 egg ¾ cup coconut sugar ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup molasses 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ¾ tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp. cardamom ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp. ground cloves  Using the whisk attachment in a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until well incorporated.  Next add in the molasses and egg and mix until just combined.  In …

Easter Treats

(family features) Easy Easter Cookies Skill level: No Experience Necessary Crafting time: 1-2 Hours Supplies and Tools: Wilton Easy Decorate Easter Egg Cookie Pan (includes cookie recipe) 16-inch-by-10-inch cooling grid Royal Icing (recipe below) Icing colors: Rose, Lemon Yellow, Leaf Green, Royal Blue & Orange 12-inch disposable decorating bags Easter 6-Mix Sprinkles: Pink, Yellow & Lavender sugars Cake decorating tip 3 Spring nonpareils Bunnies with jelly beans icing decorations Sparkle gels: Yellow, Light Blue, Light Green, Pink and White Food-safe scissors Measuring spoons Measuring cups Mixing bowl Spoon Grease-free spoon or spatula Stand mixer: preferred Follow directions on pan. Prepare …

Halloween Fare

Haunted with the thought of a ho-hum Halloween? Never fear—trick-or-treaters will want more than just candy once they see your party table. Throw a fabulous Halloween party fit for little goblins or grown-up monsters with some devilishly good sweets. Try these easy party ideas from Wilton to make your Halloween spook-tacular. Masquerade Cookies Yield: 2 dozen cookies 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 tsp. Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp. Imitation Almond Extract Royal icing Orange, Black, Green, …

Spritz Cookies

1 Cup butter 3/4 Cup sugar 1 egg 2 1/4 cups sifted flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder dash of salt 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1 package of dark chocolate chips melted   Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together buttter & unbeaten egg. Beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients and extract. Fill cookie press and form cookies on the ungreased sheet. Bake 10 minutes in 400-degree oven. Makes about 5 dozen. If you like you can dip them into melted semi-sweet chocolate & sprinkles after the cookies are cooled or sandwich them together with jam.