Easy Christmas Cookies

Yesterday my friends Sam and Becky joined me on a Christmas cookie baking extravaganza. We hit up two grocery stores and spent four hours baking and decorating our little hearts away.

Here’s Sam and Becky elbow deep in all the baking essentials:


First up were some awesome Peanut Butter Cup cookies I found on Allrecipes.com. These ended up being my favorite tasting out of all the cookies we made. Peanut butter cookie with a smooshed in reeces cup? Yum!


Then I made some Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti cookies from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe on Food Network. I’ve made these a couple times and they are really good. I add toffee instead of hazelnuts to give them an extra chewy texture.


Next we moved onto the fun stuff- decorating sugar cookies! We used store-bought dough so we wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of refrigerating it overnight.

I have absolutely no artistic ability, so Sam helped out with a lot of these.

Getting in touch with my new name:


It looked pretty before being cooked. It looked more like a pair of Batman boobs after they puffed up in the oven!


Then we decorated some vanilla cupcakes. Since we didn’t have piping bags, we just put the frosting into ziplock baggies and cut a small hole in the corner.

We had one guy helping us decorate. Notice his kindergarten snowflake next to Sam’s amazing snowflake. Lol!


I enlisted Sam’s help making a special cookie just for my sweetie. In wedding colors no less!


And last but certainly not least…a cookie for all you South Park Fans!


Merry Christmas everyone!