As a Gardener Growing, Caring, & Harvesting fruit can be so much fun.
But the BEST part about fruit is all its Christmas uses!
Below, are 3 EASY & QUICK Recipes for Christmas Cookies.
Recipe #1: Lemon Biscotti
- Prep Time: 1 Hour
- Cook Time: 8 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 8 Minutes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 4 tbsp milk
- sprinkles (optional)
Step 1: Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Combine softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Step 3: Add eggs, one at a time, and lemon extract.
Step 4: Slowly add flour, baking powder and salt.
Step 5: Chill in fridge for 5 minutes or until easy to handle.
Step 6: Pinch about a 1 inch of dough and between your hands roll dough into a ball.
Step 7: Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until bottom of cookie is slightly brown. Cool on wire rack.
Step 8: Make the glaze by combining powdered sugar, lemon extract and milk.
Step 9: Dip cookies in glaze, top with sprinkles and place on cookie rack.
Step 10: Once glaze hardens, put in air tight container or freeze.
Recipe #2: Orange Chocolate Chip Biscotti
- Prep Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 45 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 55 Minutes
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 Stick Butter, Softened
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp Orange Zest
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar together until light and smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then beat in the vanilla and almond extracts, stir in zest.
Step 3: Add in flour, baking powder and salt.
Step 4: Once combined, fold in chocolate chips.
Step 5: Chill the dough for an hour. Halve the dough and form into two even loaves.
Step 6: Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through..
Step 7: Cool the loaves for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Step 8: Slice into 3/8″ thick slices, then bake for 15 minutes.
Step 9: Allow to cool and the storage in an airtight container.
Recipe #3: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 20 Minutes
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 egg
- 2 cups dried cranberries, I used Craisins
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°
Step 2: Beat butter, egg, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla together until combined.
Step 3: Slowly dd in flour, baking soda, and salt together. Mix until combined.
Step 4: Fold in white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
Step 5: Drop by rounded teaspoons on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Step 6: Bake for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Remove from oven. Transfer to cookie rack and allow to cool before playing in air tight container.