Monday, December 15, 2014

Rudolph's Nose Christmas Cookies

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen;
But do you recall?
The most famous cookie of all?

Or something like that.

I had such a blast participating in this year's Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! It was my first year and it was a blast thinking up creative cookies, packaging, and of course eating lots of delicious cookies from fabulous food bloggers across the world. 

If you're unfamiliar with the FB Cookie Swap, here's the gist (via their website): The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious. The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other bloggers. Eat them all yourself (or, you know, share. If you want. No judgement either way.) Post your cookie recipe on your blog. See everyone else’s cookie recipes. Salivate. Get lots of great ideas for next year’s cookie swap. Rinse and repeat.

Fun, right?!
Anyway, I wanted to do something fun for my cookie and perused Pinterest and kicked around several ideas until it finally came to me (while introducing Jackson to "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"): Rudolph's Nose Cookies! 

These cookies are ridiculously simple to make, taste amazing, and look extremely festive! It's definitely a recipe I'll make again in the future (in fact, I'm already planning to make them to eat during "Rudolph" next year. #newtraditions). 

I didn't have reindeer ears so I edited them in..
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine (softened)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Red sprinkles
  1. Stir together sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. 
  2. Shape chilled dough into a rounded tablespoon and evenly coat in red sprinkles. Place balls, 1 inch apart, on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375ºF for 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Tip: These do not ship well--I learned that the hard way (sorry Nancy!)!

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