Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

I created this Cookie for the Annual Dallas Morning News/Central Market Holiday Cookie Contest that I enter every year. I try to enter original recipes. The concept for this cookie is a basic Dough with 12 added Holiday ingredients. It's a very colorful and flavorful cookie. It's filled with a variety of ingredients.

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Sheet Pans lined with Parchment Paper or Silpat.

The 12 Days if Christmas Cookies


16 TBS Butter, room temperature
1 C Granulated Sugar
2/3 C Brown Sugar
2 TBS Pure Maple Syrup
1 Large Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/3 C Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt

The 12 Days of Christmas additions:

1 C Pink Yogurt Coated Pretzels
3/4 C Green Mint Baking  Chips
1/2 C White Chocolate Chips
1/2 C Green M&M Mini Baking Bits
1/2 C Red M&M Mini Baking Bits
1/2 C Dried Cranberries
2 1/2 C Powdered Milk
1/3 C Rolled Oats
1/2 C Slivered Almonds
1/4 C Crushed Candy Canes
1/3 C Graham Cracker Crust (use a pre made Pie Crust)
1/4 C Flaked Coconut

In a Stand Mixer with a Paddle Attachment:
Granulated Sugar
Brown Sugar
Maple Syrup
Mix for 3 minutes.
Scrape down the side of the bowl as needed.

Mix for 5 minutes on Medium Speed.
Scrape down the side of the bowl as needed.

Reduce Speed.
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Mix for only 1 minute, just to incorporate.
Scrape down the side of the bowl as needed.

Carefully fold in the remaining 12 ingredients by hand. Try not to crush them into small pieces.
Transfer Dough to a large bowl, cover with Plastic Wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Use a 1 3/4" Cookie Scoop and drop the dough 4" apart onto the Sheet Pan.
Bake 10 minutes.
Remove pan to a rack to cool 5 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to the rack to cool completely.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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