More Christmas Cookies

Yesterday I posted about the FOLD’s Christmas party and Christmas cookies I gave as “Lovies”.  You can read about that here.  I shared Sugar Cookies and Oatmeal Cookies.  I thought you might like to know what else was in the “Lovie” box.  

I package them real cute and it just makes me happy to see my friends become so thrilled to receive something so simple. It's all about the love.
The Christmas “Lovies”.
The cookies I am sharing with you today.
The cookies I am sharing with you today.

Egg Nog Cookies with Caramel Baking Bits. I left some plain and dipped some in Eggnog Candy Melts, sprinkled with crystals.
Eggnog Cookies with Caramel Baking Bits. I left some plain and dipped some in Eggnog Candy Melts, sprinkled with crystals.
Double Chocolate Cookies. I left some plain and dipped some in white candy melts, topped of with Christmas sprinkles. These are a soft decadent chocolate that melt in your mouth.
Soft Chocolate Cookies. I left some plain and dipped some in white candy melts, topped of with Christmas sprinkles. These are a soft decadent chocolate that melt in your mouth.
The classic Snickerdoodle Doodle. Add some cinnamon chips in the dough for extra cinnamon flavor. I just don't think there can ever be too much cinnamon in a Christmas cookie!
The classic Snickerdoodle Doodle. Add some cinnamon chips in the dough for extra cinnamon flavor. I just don’t think there can ever be too much cinnamon in a Christmas cookie!
Salted Caramel Cookies with Snicker Bites. Snickers is my FAVORITE candy bar of all time. I plopped a Snicker Bite in the middle of each cookie and I haven't looked back yet.
Salted Caramel Cookies with Snicker Bites. Snickers is my FAVORITE candy bar of all time. I plopped a Snicker Bite in the middle of each cookie and I haven’t looked back yet.
See that little piece of dark chocolate with a pecan on top? Easiest piece of candy ever to make. It's the "gotta get some candy into this box but I am running out of time" candy.
See that little piece of dark chocolate with a pecan on top? Easiest piece of candy ever to make. It’s the “gotta get some candy into this box but I am running out of time” candy.
This is the sugar cookie I shared yesterday. I dipped some of these in white chocolate candy melts and decorated with sprinkles.
This is the sugar cookie I shared yesterday. I dipped some of these in white chocolate candy melts and decorated with sprinkles.
This is the Eggnog Cookie that I added white chocolate baking chips into the dough.....no regrets!
On a second batch of Eggnog Cookies, I added white chocolate baking chips, instead of caramel baking bits into the dough.  Can’t go wrong with either one.

Eggnog Cookies with Caramel Baking Bits
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cups flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  6. 3/4 cup butter, softened
  7. 1/2 cup eggnog
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 2 large egg yolks
  10. 1 cup Caramel Baking Bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together.
  3. In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.
  4. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until smooth.
  5. Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed until blended. Do not over mix.
  6. Stir in the caramel baking bits.
  7. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheet, 2" apart.
  8. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
Notes
  1. **melt some candy melts and dip one end of cookie. Sprinkle with festive sprinkles.
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Soft Chocolate Cookie
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  2. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  3. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1 egg white
  5. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  6. 1 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl with a hand mixer on medium speed, or stand mixer, beat brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in vanilla and the egg white.
  4. Stir in the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt until dough forms.
  5. Drop dough by 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, 2" apart.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Cook 1 to 2 minutes before removing cookies from baking sheet to cooling rack.
Notes
  1. Leave some plain or dipped some in melting chocolates decorated with sprinkles.
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Snickerdoodle Cookie with Cinnamon Chips
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 1/2 cup shortening
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 3/4 cups all-purpose
  6. 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 cup sugar
  10. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl.
  3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir in 1 cup of cinnamon baking chips.
  5. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.
  6. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  7. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
  9. After five minutes, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
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Salted Caramel Cookie with Snickers Bites
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  5. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  7. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  8. 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  9. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 large egg
  11. 2 egg yolks
  12. 1 cup caramel baking bits
  13. Snicker Baking Bites
  14. Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and the sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg.
  5. Add vanilla extract, beat until smooth.
  6. With mixer on low speed, and add flour mixture in 3/4 cup intervals, beating well after each addition.
  7. Stir in caramel baking bites.
  8. At this point, dough can be refrigerated for 1 to 2 hours.
  9. Roll dough in the size of a tablespoon. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2" apart.
  10. Press a Snicker Bite in the center of each dough ball.
  11. Bake 11-15 minutes. Cookies will be soft at this point. If you prefer a crispier cookie, cook an additional 10-12 minutes.
  12. As soon as cookies are removed from oven, sprinkle with sea salt.
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Lazy Man's Turtle Candy
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Ingredients
  1. Mini Pretzel Waffles
  2. Melting Chocolate Candy
  3. Pecan Halves
  4. Individually wrapped Caramel squares, unwrapped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place one unwrapped caramel square on top of each pretzel.
  3. Place pretzels on a baking sheet and bake until the caramel softens, don't let the caramel melt. Doesn't take more than 4 or 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and lightly press a pecan half into each caramel.
  5. Melt about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate in a double boiler, I used the Wilton candy melts.
  6. Spoon a dollop of melted chocolate onto the baking sheet.
  7. Gently drop a pretzel onto the middle of each chocolate dollop, centering the pretzel.
  8. Cool Completely.
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