11/30/20

Thousands and thousands of cookies and goodies - and a repost of 2018's and 2017's - A Cookie a Day Until Christmas Recipe List

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2018's A Cookie A Day Until Christmas Recipe List 

REPOSTING in 2020


An American Housewife (HousewifeBarbie.com) has been around since about 2006 - although it was around much longer just under my personal blog(s) since about 1998 and without a name or a .com.  Many of my Christmas cookie recipes are here online and many have been posted numerous times in the past 13 years.


They can be found through links on the right hand sidebar with search labels like Christmas or Cookies or you can do a search through the search engine on site as well.  

If you are new around here or don't know me in real life, I bake 1000+ items each holiday season.  Yes, literally.  I average about 22-26 different recipes - some are so popular I have to make double and triple batches. This is all for personal use!  It's for our family holiday get-togethers, some friends and family platters to gift and also, the big one; my husbands job, which we bake goodies to share with about 100 people. 

This year, I'm about 2 weeks behind getting starting on my baking (for various reasons) but yesterday I got started and although I had good intentions of getting an early start again this morning on the molasses cookies (a quadruple batch... oh my!) I woke with a wicked headache and I'm treating it with some hot caffeine now before I get started.

Every year I make a rough 'list' of the cookies and treats I'm making that year, drop a few, change up a couple and I add a few new recipes as well.  The ingredient shopping trip is a big one; it typically runs about $400-$550 depending on what I already have on hand.  Even though we are sugar free and generally lower-carb throughout the year, I obviously bake traditionally at Christmas so I 'deck the halls with bags of flour and sugar' fa la la la la!


Here are some images of random items I've made in the past (all the recipes are available on An American Housewife).


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This list of recipes was from 2018

December 1: Almond Macrons
December 2:  Mexican Wedding Cakes (or Russian Tea Cakes)
December 3:  Fruitcake Bars (no bake)
December 4:  Molasses Ginger Cookies
December 5:  Homemade Chocolate Truffles
December 6:  Cream Horns (easy with Puff Pastry!)
December 7:  Cut out Sugar Cookies with an easy Glaze
December 8:  Peppermint Meltaway Cookies with Crushed Candy Canes
December 9:  Homemade Girl Scout Style Thin Mints
December 10:  M&M Kiss Pretzels
December 11:  Cream Wafers
December 12:  Peppermint Pretzels
December 13:  Candy Striped Cookie Sticks
December 14:  Melted Snowman Cookies
December 15:  Stenciled Icing Sugar Cookies
December 16:  Peanut Blossoms
December 17:  Peanut Butter Fudge
December 18:  Sugar Cookies:  Snowflakes with Edible Glitter
December 19:  Red Velvet Cake Balls
December 20:  Gateau Bon Bons
December 21:  Swedish Rosettes
December 22:  Peppermint Teacakes
December 23:  Salted Nut Chews
December 24:  Mini Peanut Blossum Muffin Tin Cookies





This recipe list was from 2017

December 1st:  Molasses Cookies
December 2nd:  Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints
December 3rd:  Peppermint Pinwheels
December 4th:  Candy Striped Cookie Sticks
December 5th:  Peppermint Teacakes
December 6th:  Peanut Blossoms
December 7th:  Peanut Butter Fudge
December 8th:  Sugar Cookies:  Snowflakes with Edible Glitter
December 9th:  Swedish Rosettes
December 10th:  Cream Wafer Cookies
December 11th:  Cherry Poppy Seed Winks
December 12th:  Peppermint Pretzels
December 13th:  Candy Pretzels
December 14th:  Homemade Truffles
December 15th:  Cream Horns
December 16th:  Angel Bars
December 17th:  Red Velvet Cake Balls
December 18th:  Glazed Sugar Cookies
December 19th:  Gateau Bon Bons
December 20th:  Lithuanian Torte (or Napoleon Torte)
December 21st:  Peppermint Meltaways
December 22nd:  Melted Snowman Cookies
December 23rd: No Bake Fruitcake Bars
December 24th:  Stenciled Icing Sugar Cookies








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24 Christmas Cookie Recipes! Molasses Cookies, Thumbprints, Truffles, Sugar Cookies and More

Originally posted: 2012 

REPOSTING 2020



This is just a few of the thousands of recipes I've posted on my site since 2006.  What I did in  2012 was post this list as a 'cookie a day 'til Christmas' list with some random cookies I had posted on An American Housewife.  If you need some ideas, you can check them out.  Most of these recipes have been mentioned 2 or 3 times on An American Housewife as I've made many of them since the early 1990's.  Some of these I don't personally make anymore, or make every few years.


My typical holiday baking is about 22-24 different recipes and about 1000 items total but these are some of the goodies I sometimes include in my 'changes a little every year' list.




December 1st:  Molasses Cookies
December 2nd:  Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints
December 3rd:  Peppermint Pinwheels
December 4th:  Candy Striped Cookie Sticks
December 5th:  Peppermint Teacakes
December 6th:  Peanut Butter Patties
December 7th:  Peanut Butter Fudge
December 8th:  Sugar Cookies:  Snowflakes with Edible Glitter
December 9th:  Swedish Rosettes
December 10th:  Cream Wafer Cookies
December 11th:  Cherry Poppy Seed Winks
December 12th:  Peppermint Pretzels
December 13th:  Candy Pretzels
December 14th:  Homemade Truffles
December 15th:  Cream Horns
December 16th:  The Best Brownies
December 17th:  Red Velvet Cake Balls
December 18th:  Glazed Sugar Cookies
December 19th:  Gateau Bon Bons
December 20th:  No Bake Chocolate Bars
December 21st:  Peppermint Meltaways
December 22nd:  Melted Snowman Cookies
December 23rd: No Bake Fruitcake Bars
December 24th:  Mini Peanut Blossom Muffin Cookies





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Homemade Sugar Free Almond Joy Bites

Originally posted in 2012 - repost for 2020
 


My husband teases me that I'm the only person on the planet that likes Almond Joys.  I know that isn't true because I only buy Almond Joy candies at Halloween in one mini-bite sized bag and I know that one purchase isn't keeping them in business!

Right now I'm cutting out all sugar and ironically, even though I never crave sugar or chocolate - knowing I can't have it just makes me want it.  I don't like chocolate.  I can go six months and not even think about it.  But... decide to go completely sugar free and my brain starts to crave it just because I can't have it.  Silly brain.

So today I whipped up some Almond Joy Bites.  Sugar Free and quite easy.  It's funny though, after I mixed them up and made 8 bite sized candies to set on foil, I scraped the last of the chocolate mixture out of the bowl (about a half teaspoon), ate it....  and had no craving for any more.  See?  It's all mental.  :)

Sugar Free Almond Joy Bites

1/3 c Hershey's Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
1/4 c Shredded Coconut  (Unsweetened)
1 t Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
1/4 c Almonds, Unroasted & Unsalted 

Amounts are up to you.  This is approximately what I used and it made 8 little inch rounds or bites.  If you added a bit more or less coconut or almonds or even vanilla syrup, you can adjust it to your personal taste.

Chop the almonds either by the edge of a rolling pin in a ziploc or with a chopper.  Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave 1 minute, stir.  If it's not quite melted, give it another 15 seconds.  Stir again.  Drop by spoonfuls onto foil.  You can leave them free form or shape them a bit with your fingers to make them round.  Let them set to harden for about an hour or put them in the refrigerator for a quick set.  I got 8 rounds from this amount.



*If you don't care about sugar; just use regular chocolate chips.  Enjoy!

 

 

 


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