First up we have Peppermint Kiss Cookies! They are made with a cake mix (i LOVE cake mix cookies!).
Peppermint Kiss Cookies
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/3 c. oil
1 bag candy cane kisses
Mix the cake mix, eggs and oil together to create dough. Roll into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes. Once you remove the cookies from the oven, allow them to cool for about 2 minutes (otherwise kisses will melt too much). Place a candy cane kiss on top of each cookie. Move to cooling rack and enjoy! My husband especially loved these right out of the oven when the kiss was a little melted and the cookies were gooey!
You can also use this basic chocolate cookie recipe to make homemade oreos or rolo cookies (place a rolo in the center and you've got a caramel surprise!).
Christmas cookie #2 are m&m cookies! I actually used my very favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and substituted Christmas m&ms instead of chocolate chips. So you can also use this recipe for chocolate chip cookies too!
(recipe adapted from The Essential Mormon Cookbook by Julie Badger Jensen)
1 c. butter or margarine, softened
3/4 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 bag christmas m&ms (11 oz.)
Cream together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. In separate bowl sift flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry mixture to creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in m&ms. Roll into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 min. Once pulled out of oven, allow to cool for a few minutes then move to cooling rack.
I hope you enjoy these recipes and have a fabulous holiday!!!