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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Dutch Christmas Cookie

A boy and his cookie!

Marco asked for the Dutch Christmas Cookie Recipe.....

Here it is:

1 cup of butter softened
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of honey
2 TLB of Vinegar
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 eggs

Combine all ingredients and mix well until creamy.


1 TLB cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups of flour

stir together mixing well....

Separate in half, forming two logs and wrap in wax paper
Refrigerate for a few hours

Preheat oven to 350ยบ
flour surface and roll cookie dough out a little at a time.
cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet
Bake for about 10-12 minutes
(If using for cookie ornaments for tree, bake hooks into cookies by
placing hooks securely in dough before baking)

Let cool on wire racks....
When completely cooled, time for decorating!

powdered sugar
vanilla extract
cream of tarter
food coloring
sugar sprinkles of all kinds.....

Pour 3/4 cup of powered sugar into cup
add about 3 TLB of milk to start
add 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cream of tarter
stir, and add more milk to thin if needed
If it is too thin, add more sugar
Use food coloring liberally and stir....

Spoon icing onto your cookie, then top with favorite toppings
OR just enjoy the cookie with no toppings..... :)

This has been a fun tradition for us for many, many years!
It is an honor to share the recipe. :)


MariaG said...

Thank you so much!
Maria (Marco's wife ... his username shows up but it's really me asking - LOL)

Christie M said...

You are so welcome! I hope you use the recipe. It is really a fun one around here, and has been our tradition for over 30 years. :)

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