Butter Lemon Snow Drop Cookies – Day 11

Butter Lemon Snow Drop Cookies- A perfect blend of tangy sweetness that compliments any Christmas tray!

Butter Lemon Snow Drop Cookies- A perfect blend of tangy sweetness that compliments any Christmas tray!

These Lemon Snow Drop Cookies are guaranteed to melt in your mouth and combine the perfect mix of tangy lemon with sweetness according Meegan from Meegan Makes who was gracious enough to share this delectable cookie recipe with us for our 13 Day Christmas Baking Frenzy! These are a nice and easy cookie, with basic ingredients that you likely already have on hand, so you can whip them up anytime you are in the mood! I think they will be the perfect addition to our goodie trays this year, and a nice compliment to all the chocolaty goodness that normally fills our tummies!

Butter Lemon Snow Drop Cookies

These Lemon Snow Drop Cookies are guaranteed to melt in your mouth and combine the perfect mix of tangy lemon with sweetness!!

Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, English
Keyword Easy Lemon Cookies, Lemon Snowdeop Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Meegan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powered sugar +more for rolling
  • the juice from 1 whole lemon
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Follow along for all 13 days of Christmas Baking! Find the cooking instructions linked below!
full cooking instructions at meegan makes: click here! 

Have you checked out the other 10 days yet?! Here are a couple of my favorites so far this year:

Enjoy <3

Classic Italian Amaretti Cookies – Day 10

This Amaretti Cookie recipe is a very special one for me, especially this year…you see, my mother in law (who was Italian) passed away last month from a brain tumor after a very long battle, and this cookie was one she used to make for every special event and holiday. I still remember when she gave me the recipe, “Meli, one day you will want these recipes, you know to make the cookies like how I make” and boy was she ever right! These Amaretti Cookies are so easy to make, they make a ton (8 dozen!) they are full of almond flavor and they go perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee!

A Classic Italian Amaretti Cookie- a tasty almond cookie with the right amount of sweetness, makes 8 dozen cookies!

A Classic Italian Amaretti Cookie- a tasty almond cookie with the right amount of sweetness, makes 8 dozen cookies!

They are a wonderful cookie for freezing, and with the amount that they make you can bet you will always have some on hand for your holiday guests. Now, we made them in 1/2″ balls but next time I would go a little smaller, a little bit more bite sized is what I was going for!

Classic Italian Amaretti Cookies with Coffee

Aren’t they beautiful?! I love the almond on top, the crunch adds a nice surprise when you are eating the cookie, and if you are wanting to make them a little more festive you can always roll them in a colored sugar rather than white granulated sugar.

Classic Italian Amaretti Cookies

These Amaretti Cookies are so easy to make, they make a ton (8 dozen!) they are full of almond flavor and they go perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee!

Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Best Italian Cookie Recipes, Italian Amaretti Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 8 Dozen
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 4 large Eggs
  • 2 c White sugar +more for rolling
  • 1 c Vegetable Oil
  • 1.5 tbsp Almond Extract
  • 1 medium Lemon need both the peel and juice
  • 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 5 c Flour +/- depending on consistency of dough
  • Almonds for tops of cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In stand mixer beat together eggs and sugar until blended. Add in oil, lemon (zest of full lemon as well as juice) and extract, mix well.
  3. In small bowl sift together your cocoa and baking powder, add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Dough will be very wet, you want to add your flour in 1c at a time and mix. Your dough should come together after the 4th cup, then you add by 1/4c increments until the dough is "workable" (you need to be able to roll with your hands into little balls). You will need approx 5c of flour, but may need slightly more or less depending on your wet measures.
  5. Pour 1c sugar into small bowl. Roll dough into balls (aprox 1/2") and roll into sugar.
  6. Place cookies on silicone mat or parchment paper and gently press an almond into the tops...the cookie will push down into a disc shape.
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes (you want them slightly golden around the edge, this ensures you have a nice crunchy outside and soft inside!).

Be sure to check out the other yummy treats in our Christmas Baking Frenzy (13 Days in total)!! In fact, why don’t you BOOKMARK that page now, as we do a new Christmas Frenzy every year with yummy treats to be shared around the Holidays!

Looking for even more cookies like our amaretti cookies?


Classic: Brownie Biscotti – Day 8

Ooo time for another favorite from my Cookie Vault!!! These Brownie “Biscotti” are so incredibly easy to make and will satisfy any chocolate lover. While the name may trick you, these cookies don’t require multiple flips and turns in the oven and are actually soft and ooey on the inside, loaded with chocolate and pecans…simply delicious!

This is one classic cookie I promise you will make year after year, and if you want a recommendation...make a double or even triple batch as everyone loves this Brownie Biscotti and it will be the first cookie gone from your trays!

A delicious Brownie Biscotti- soft and ooey center that is loaded with chocolate chips and pecans! A perfect addition to your Christmas Cookie line-up

A delicious Brownie Biscotti- soft and ooey center that is loaded with chocolate chips and pecans! A perfect addition to your Christmas Cookie line-up

click here for the full recipe for this brownie biscotti!!!


Candy Cane Cookie Recipe – Day 7

A delicious Candy Cane Cookie, perfectly soft and drizzled with white chocolate, it is the perfect cookie for dipping in your hot cocoa!

A delicious Candy Cane Cookie, perfectly soft and drizzled with white chocolate, it is the perfect cookie for dipping in your hot cocoa!

Today’s cookie is a lovely addition from Gina over at Kleinworth & Co that will definitely brighten up your cookie trays! It is a soft Candy Cane Cookie that is drizzled in white chocolate and coated in crushed candy cane pieces. It is loaded with peppermint flavor and a perfect cookie for dipping in a cup of hot cocoa!

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I mean, come on right?! Don’t they just look so yummy?! I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get baking, and I am betting you have 90% of the ingredients on hand right now…follow along for the recipe below! Be sure to make a double batch so you have enough for yourself as well as gifting!

Candy Cane Cookies – Day 7

A soft Candy Cane Cookie that is drizzled in white chocolate and covered in candy cane pieces! A perfect cookie for dipping in your hot cocoa!

Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cookies, Peppermint Cookies
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Topping

  • ¼ cup crushed candy cane crumbs
  • ¼ cup melted white chocolate

Instructions

  1. See site for instructions and the follow along for full 13 Days of Christmas Baking!
get the full baking instructions at kleinworth & co: Click here!

What do you think so far guys?! We are a week into our Christmas Baking Frenzy, with only 6 days left!!! Have you made any of the goodies yet?! What are your favorites?? I hope you’ll come back tomorrow and check out what is in store!


White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti – Day 3

This White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti cookie recipe is full of so much goodness! It is perfect with a cup of coffee, or as a late night snack...the flavors combine everything we love about the Holidays, and hope you enjoy too!

This White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti cookie recipe is full of so much goodness! It is perfect with a cup of coffee, or as a late night snack…the flavors combine everything we love about the Holidays, and hope you enjoy too!

This is one of our FAVORITE cookies to make at Christmas time!!! It takes a little bit more time than most of our other cookies, but trust me they are more than worth it! These Biscotti are loaded with cranberries and almonds, with a hint of white chocolate and even orange juice (Mmm, I know right?!).

Christmas-Biscotti

Now, like the rest of our Christmas Baking Frenzy cookies, these Biscotti are perfect for adding to a goodie tray for a friend or neighbor, and are even gorgeous on their own in a simple mug as a teachers gift! (Or you could save them all for yourself…we won’t tell!). Be sure to make a double batch, these freeze great and will hold up to 3 months (in a sealed airtight container)!

White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c Butter softened
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 3 lg Eggs
  • 3 squares White Bakers Chocolate melted and cooled
  • 2 3/4 c Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/4 c Orange Juice no pulp
  • 1/2 c Toasted chopped Almonds (we use slivered, you can use whole and chop more)
  • 1/2 c Dried Cranberries rough chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In stand mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt, add to wet mixture and mix well.
  4. Add orange juice and extract, beating until well combined. Stir in chopped almonds and cranberries.
  5. Divide dough in half, place each half on a lightly greased and floured baking sheet and shape into a 9"x 2" "log" (see photos)
  6. Bake 25 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 10 mins. Cut each log into about 12 3/4" slices, place cut side down on baking sheet and bake an additional 15-20 minutes (turn over halfway through) and remove once each side is lightly golden
  7. *Make sure to check halfway through as each oven is different and you do not want them to burn
  8. Once cooled you can drizzle with semi-sweet or white chocolate!

Here are some photos showing the progression of the delicious Biscotti!

Your Biscotti batter should be thick, and you want to make sure that the cranberries and almonds are mixed evenly throughout

Your Biscotti batter should be thick, and you want to make sure that the cranberries and almonds are mixed evenly throughout

Spread your batter into a "log" shape on your cookie sheet.

Spread your batter into a “log” shape on your cookie sheet.

They are ready when they get a nice golden brown! You want to ensure they look like this before flipping to go back into the oven for the final cook.

They are ready when they get a nice golden brown! You want to ensure they look like this before flipping to go back into the oven for the final cook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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