Blogmas Day 5: Essential Treats for Christmas

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Christmas cookies are a must for the month of December. After all, what would Christmas be without dusting off the family recipes and making the favorites from previous years?

Here are a few of my family’s favorite cookie (and over all treat) recipes!

 

Peanut Butter Cookies:

This is quite possibly the easiest cookie recipe I’ve ever seen. It only has three ingredients!

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and roll into small balls (about 1 TBSP per ball). Place on a cookie sheet and crisscross the top with a fork. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

 

Chocolate fudge:

This one is so easy and takes maybe 5 minutes to make!

1 bag chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

splash vanilla extract

Combine chocolate and milk in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. StirΒ  and heat for another minute. Keep doing this until the mixture is smooth and all the chocolate is melted. Add the vanilla and stir then pour into a parchment lined glass pan and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until solid.

(note: you can make this peanut butter fudge if you use a bag of peanut butter chips instead of the chocolate chips and add a half of a bag of white chocolate chips and a spoon full of peanut butter.)

 

Chocolate chip cookies:

There are thousands (okay, maybe only about a hundred) different recipes for chocolate chip cookies out there, but in my opinion the best ones willΒ  always be the Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies.

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating in completely in between additions. Gradually beat in flour mixture until fully combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon full on ungreased baking sheets (or line your sheets with parchment for easy clean up;) and bake 9 to 11 minutes until golden brown.

 

Enjoy and in the comments, tell me what your favorite holiday treat is πŸ™‚

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