Does anyone have any festive cookie or bar recipes?

They must be something you've tried and you think are absolutely delicious.

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Here's a few I have had great success with. I hope you enjoy them.

    Crinkle Tops

    From Elisa Leverton, Portland, Ore

    December 20, 2002

    A sweet, chewy molasses cookie recipe called Crinkle Tops is the winner of the Good Morning America Christmas Cookie Contest.


    • 3/4 cup shortening

    • 1 cup granulated sugar

    • 1 egg beaten

    • 4 Tablespoons dark molasses

    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    • 2 level teaspoon baking soda

    • 1 teaspoon ginger

    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

    • 2 cups flour

    • 1 cup raisins (optional)

    1. Cream together shortening, sugar and egg until smooth.

    2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix.

    3. Form into walnut-sized balls and roll them in granulated sugar before placing them on an un-greased cookie sheet. Allow room for cookie to spread.

    4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 350ƒF, being careful not to overbake. (They will not be chewy if overbaked.)

    Orange Cookies

    From Emily Lewis

    December 18, 2002

    Good Morning America's Christmas Cookie Contest drew a monsoon of e-mails, and letters from our viewers with family and original cookie recipes. The recipes ranged from gems that dated back six generations to one cookie recipe that actually had bread crubs in it.

    Here is one of the finalists


    • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)

    • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    • 1 Tablespoon grated orange rind

    • 1 egg, unbeaten

    • 2 cups flour

    • 1 teaspoon baking soda

    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


    1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

    2. Add vanilla, orange rind and egg. Mix well.

    3. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix until well blended.

    4. Drop from teaspoon on un-greased cookie sheet.

    5. Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes or until light brown. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar immediately after removing from oven.

    Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is one of my all time favorite cookie bar recipes:


    1 stick butter

    1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs

    1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

    1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips

    1 (3 1/2 oz.) can coconut

    1 c. chopped nuts

    Place the stick of butter in a 9x13 inch pan and place in the heated oven to melt. When melted, sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly over the butter. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumbs. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the milk. Spread the coconut over the chocolate chips. Top with the chopped nuts. Press down lightly on the layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. After baked, allow to cool thoroughly before cutting into 1 1/2 inch squares.

  • MB
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You can use any pie filling of choice, blueberry, lemon etc., but the cherry is more Holiday-like. Or, use any flavor cookie dough you like. Happy Holidays.

    Cheesecake Cookie Cups

    Yields - 12


    12 pieces Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough

    1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature

    1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

    1 large egg

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


    PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Paper-line 12 muffin cups.

    PLACE 1 piece of cookie dough in each prepared muffin cup.

    BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookie has spread to edge of cup.

    BEAT cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, egg and vanilla extract in medium bowl until smooth. Pour about 3 tablespoons cream cheese mixture over each cookie in cup.

    BAKE for an additional 15 to 18 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Top with pie filling. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • 1 decade ago

    I got this recipe from Taste of Home a few years back & it is now one my favorite.

    Candy Cane Snowballs


    2 c. butter, softened

    1 c. confectioners sugar

    1 tsp. vanilla

    3 1/2 c. flour

    1.c chopped pecans

    8oz. vanilla almond bark

    1/2 c. crushed candy canes


    In large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate dough for 3 hours or until easy to handle. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake @ 350 for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks & cool. In microwave melt almond bark until smooth. Dip the top of each cookie in candy coating, then into the candy canes. Makes 5 dozen.

    I also like to dip 1/2 dozen or so in red or green colored sugar just for a little variety. I hope you try and enjoy!!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cashew Cookies With Browned Butter Icing

    Drop cookies are made with cashews and a browned butter icing.



    1/2 cup butter

    1 cup light brown sugar, packed

    1 egg

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

    3/4 teaspoon soda

    3/4 teaspoon baking powder

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1/3 cup sour cream

    1 cup coarsely chopped salted cashews



    3 tablespoons butter

    2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

    2 tablespoons milk

    1 teaspoon vanilla


    Cookies: Cream butter and brown sugar until light. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture, alternating with sour cream, until well blended. Stir in the cashews.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well just how festive are you and what kind of a cookie are you and , how old (hopefully single and over 28, lol, merry bah-humbug-christmas anyway.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    u can go to it has lots of easyy recipe u can try. and will definately be delicious.Gd luck!

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