Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Cookies

How was Thanksgiving? Mine was a two day event that was really good. It started with Thanksgiving at my in-laws and ended at my parents the next day. It was a blast with tons of food and family.

I don't know what it is about Thanksgiving, but it really brings out the fact that Christmas is right around the corner. The Christmas shopping season has started, people are decorating their houses, and its time for cookies! I really love Christmas cookies. They are fun to make and taste wonderful. Today I am sharing a recipe that I found last week on the back of some toffee bits that I got.

Heath Bar Cookies

Recipe from Hershey's.
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1-1/3 cups (8 oz. pkg.) HEATH BITS 'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits 

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in toffee bits.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.
This recipe makes a ton of cookies, I froze some of my batter, and plan on making them closer to Christmas.


legend_018 said...

I just wrote on discuss cooking, but thought I should post here since the question is pertaining to this recipe. : ). I need to make cookies for an upcoming cookie walk and this sounds like a good recipe. how many times do you think I will have to make this recipe to equal about 5-6 dozen?

Joy B. said...

Well, that would depend on your cookie size. The recipe as is makes 4 dozen cookies that are standard sized (two rounded tablespoons baked.) I would say that if you make a half batch you should make about 6 dozen standard sized cookies.

legend_018 said...

That sounds great - Thanks!