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Mad Minis with Preston Cooks For You

National Cookie Day is December 4th, and Mad Minis wants to help you make it a delicious day!  To help celebrate, Channel 2 asked me to be on Sunday Brunch, where I demonstrated a Chocolate Peppermint Mad Mini Ice Cream Sundae.  

History of Cookie Day

For those of you who may not know, National Cookie Day started as an “unofficial” national holiday in 1987 by the Blue Chip Cookie Company.  On National Cookie Day, I like to celebrate by having a cookie with breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also for a snack!

The word cookie comes from the Dutch word koekie meaning little cakeThere have been cookie-likMad Mini with Raspberry Sorbet e hard wafers in existence for as long as baking has been documented.  This is because they traveled well however, they were usually not sweet enough to be considered cookies by modern day standards. Cookies arrived in America in the 17th century. Macaroons and gingerbread cookies were among the popular early American cookies. Today, Chocolate Chip cookies are by far Americas favorite. 

Mad Minis is a creative food company whose mission it is to revolutionize the dessert and snack industry by bringing together great taste, portion control,  and the best ingredients.

Mad Minis promises:

  • No preservatives. Freezing is our preservative
  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • No bleached flour
  • Made with real ice cream
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • No added junk

Be sure to pick some up the next time you are at Whole Foods.

 

Christmas Cookie Gift Tin

Order your Christmas Cookies now. Have them delivered or pick them up at your convenience at Kitchen 66,  Orders must be made by December 23rd

Cookies (Decorated Sugar Cookies, Peppermint Mocha, White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry, Russian Tea Cakes, Gingerbread) – $15/dozen + tax

Cookies in a Christmas Tin and delivered – $25/dozen + tax

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Christmas Cookies with Chef Preston

We’ve barely finished off the Turkey and already my mailbox is full of Christmas cards. I love baking  Christmas Cookies and delivering them to friends and family. Growing up in a small town in Southeast Kansas, we would go Christmas caroling then deliver cookies and candies to the elderly. Great memories. Christmas cookies are an easy and quick treat that always brings a smile. 

Christmas Cookies 

Decorative box of Christmas CookiesChristmas cookies have been a holiday tradition since Medieval Europe. If you are going to venture into baking your treats, you can take comfort in knowing that all cookies have a few simple ingredients like sugar, flour, eggs, and butter. Additionally many recipes commonly include baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract and sometimes brown sugar too. Beyond that, you are free to embellish till your gift-wrapping heart explodes. 

Christmas Cookie Recipes 

There are a million cookie recipes on Pinterest. You can check out my Christmas Cookie Pinterest Board for more ideas.  Here are my two favorite cookies that I am going to be making by the dozens this holiday season.  

Traditional Christmas Cookies:

Use this basic sugar cookie recipe to create traditional Christmas cookies. With a little practice, you will be creating perfect Pinterest-worthy photos. For this cookie, I default to the queen of domestic culinary bliss Martha Stewart. For this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Find the details for putting together this cookie HERE

Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies:

Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies
Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

When I saw this recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com I knew I, and everyone else, would love them. It’s like your favorite Peppermint Mocha Cappuccino in cookie form. One of my new favorite Christmas Cookies of all time.  To make this cookie you will need. 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup  packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini or regular size semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 large candy canes, crushed

For details on how to make these to Christmas Cookies head over to Sally’s Baking Addiction, or jump to the recipe by clicking HERE.

Soft & Chewy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Cranberry and White Chocolate Christmas Cookies
Cranberry and White Chocolate Christmas Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

I found this recipe at thedomesticrebal.com. I wanted a cookie that looked like Christmas and I think this one fits the bill. We did decide to add some chopped pecans just for some spice. For the recipe you will need: 

  •  ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
For details on how this all goes together, head over to The Domestic Rebel or jump to the recipe by clicking HERE