‘Tis the Season…

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 | Recipes

We finally got snow in Lamoille! There’s been very little of it this year, but it finally showed up and just in time for Christmas. Everything looks so pretty– we’ve especially been enjoying all the deer…

Here’s one of my FAVORITE recipes for Christmas cookies. I love to bake anytime, but especially this time of year and this one’s always on my list. I found this recipe originally in “Taste of Home.” These cookies have a great presentation. Be careful not to overbake them, it’s easy to do with these. They shouldn’t be browned at all when you take them out of the oven.

Mountain Cookies Recipe

22 min | 10 min prep

SERVES 24 , 48 cookies

COOKIE DOUGH

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

FILLING

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

TOPPING

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Make a deep indentation in the center of each cookie.
  5. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.
  6. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. For the filling, in a large mixing beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla.
  8. Add pecans and coconut; mix well.
  9. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon into each cookie.
  10. For topping, heat chocolate chips, butter and water in a small saucepan until melted.
  11. Stir in sugar.
  12. Drizzle over cookies.

Enjoy!

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