Favorite family recipes are an important part of the holiday season, but sometimes you need a simple solution. For homemade holiday goodness that fits into the busiest schedule, try making Christmas cookies using a basic white cake mix. These delicious treats require minimal effort, and even the youngest family members can help.
Preparing the Dough
Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl.
Stir this mixture with a large spoon to thoroughly blend all the ingredients.
Add extras such as chocolate chips, nuts, butterscotch, peanut butter or white chocolate chips for extra flavor, if desired.
Baking and Decorating
Drop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet, leaving about 3 inches between dollops of dough so that the cookies do not touch while baking. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in flour, to about 1/4-inch thickness.
Sprinkle white sugar on top of each cookie before baking.
Bake the cookies in a moderate oven, preheated to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit, for around 6 to 8 minutes, checking the cookies promptly to prevent over baking.
Remove the cookie sheets from the oven.
Lift each cookie from the cookie sheet and place it on a cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool for approximately 1 minute.
Frost the cooled cookies and top the frosting with colored sugar, sprinkles or candy canes that you have crushed to a dust-like consistency.
Items you will need
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2-cup vegetable oil
- Mixing bowl
- Chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips (optional)
- Cookie embellishments such as sprinkles, frosting or colored sugar in Christmas colors (optional)
- Cookie sheet
- Cooking spray
- Granulated sugar
- Cooling racks
- Topping cookies with a chocolate or white chocolate kiss as soon as they come out of the oven is a simple way to add extra fun and flavor.
- Don't try to decorate cookies straight from the oven. Allow cookies to cool completely before frosting or decorating.
- To protect fillings and dental work, don't use candies such as red hots or hard peppermints to decorate the cookies.
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