HomeGrown Christmas Day 7

Get ahead of the cooking preparation long before Christmas week is here. Bake Christmas cookies and stash them away in the freezer until it’s time to pull out all the goodies for the holdiays.

Here are a couple of my favorite:

Sweet Potato Cookies

1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Sift together Dry ingredients and set aside.

Cream together 4 ounces of softened butter and 3/4 c. brown sugar. Then add to this mixture –
1 lg egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. mashed sweet potato
zest of one orange

Add the dry to the wet one half at a time mixing well.

Then add in 1 cup of mini chocolate chips.

Drop[ onto baking sheets lined with parchment or silpat. Nest one half pecan into the center.

Bake at 400 degree for 11 – 15 minutes.

Sometimes these will cook very fast. Keep an eye on them.

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Sift together these ingredients. Add 2 1/2 c. old fashioned oats. Set aside.

Cream 8 ounces of softened butter and 1 c. brown sugar. Then to that add 2 eggs. Scrape down the bowl. Then add:

1 tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 c. craisins
1c. chopped pecans

Mix well.

Drop onto baking sheets by tablespoons about 2-inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 – 11 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

One Response to “HomeGrown Christmas Day 7”

  • Linda says:

    I have not started my baking yet and will put those on my list to try this year. They look yummy.

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