Merry Christmas, Everyone! As I wait for my little ones to fall asleep (Are those jingle bells they hear? Could those be reindeer hooves?), I’ll share a last minute cookie recipe with you. And really, I do mean last minute.
I have been baking cookies ALL throughout December. The problem is, my loyal cookie tasters have been working overtime EATING cookies all throughout December. This morning, amidst the exciting bustle of Christmas Eve morning, one of my tasters decided to try his luck:
“Can I have cookies for breakfast? It is Christmas Eve…”
“Nope, sorry kiddo. You already ate them all.”
“But we have cookies for Santa, right?”
Sigh. Never fear, I’ll just take off my Mom hat, tie on my superhero cape, and conjure up a few cookies for the big man in the red suit. They actually turned out very well! So, here you have it – Cookies for Santa.
1 cup of softened butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons molasses
1/2 teaspoon ground mace (or 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg)
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup diced candied fruit
Cream together wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in a preheated, 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.