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Christmas Cookies!

December 27, 2012

We are smack in the middle of the holidays and it is the greatest! I managed to finish all of my Christmas presents, get them wrapped and shipped in time for Christmas delivery! Time to breathe….and gear up for celebrations!

While we are celebrating our respective holidays, we are also celebrating the snow here in Steamboat. It is really picking up and we think maybe the dry spell is finished. It must be…right? Bring it, winter. And speaking of treats, I  have to share this yummy Christmas cookie recipe! I made them a few days ago and left the dough in the fridge for easy baking. Mmm. I got the recipe from Martha Stewart (she is still one of the all time best cookie recipe go-tos of all time). Basically, they are super yummy shortbread cookies studded with dried cranberries. Where they you go wrong, right?IMG_7256

Cranberry Noels:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temp.

3/4 cup sugar

2 Tbsp milk

1 tsp Vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cups chopped craisins

Directions: Mix butter with sugar and milk. Add vanilla and flour, stir well. Add salt and craisins. Roll dough into logs and refrigerate for 30min to a week. Or freeze. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F. Cut logs of dough into 1/4″ rounds and lay on non-greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Makes 2-3 dozen cookies. They will last in an airtight container for 3-4 weeks.

Like I said. Yum-o. I heated up some baking chocolate for my second batch and drizzled it over them…I think this was a good idea. Thanks, Martha!

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Enjoy!

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