Half-Moon Christmas Cookies Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 894
Daily Value: 45%
Servings: 12

Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Fat33g51%
Saturated15g75%
Trans2g0%
Carbs147g49%
Fiber4g14%
Sugars110g0%
Protein8g16%
Cholesterol76mg25%
Sodium672mg28%
Calcium101mg10%
Magnesium51mg13%
Potassium228mg7%
Iron2mg10%
Zinc1mg7%
Phosphorus191mg27%
Vitamin A584IU12%
Thiamin (B1)0mg5%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg9%
Niacin (B3)1mg4%
Vitamin B60mg3%
Folic Acid (B9)20µg5%
Vitamin B120µg5%
Vitamin D1µg0%
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K9µg12%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated11g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated5g0%
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Half-Moon Christmas Cookies
Tracey Mumford

These easy-to-make Christmas cookies are a must for any holiday get-together. Or better yet, leave these for Santa with a glass of warm milk and you might just get a little extra something under the tree.

Click here to see the Fun Holiday Cookie Recipes story.

INGREDIENTS

For the frosting :

  • 1 1/2 cups Crisco
  • One 3 ½-ounce envelope Dream Whip
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
  • Few drops of food coloring

For the cookies :

  • 1 cup butter, melted, plus more for greasing
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

For the frosting :

In a bowl, whip together the Crisco and Dream Whip. Mix in the remaining ingredients and beat for 5 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed.  Add some food coloring to make them festive for the holidays.

For the cookies :

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and eggs together. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, then add the milk and vanilla extract. Mix until all lumps are gone. 

Grease a cookie sheet with butter, and spoon the dough (about 1 teaspoon per cookie) onto the sheet, leaving enough space between them for them to spread during baking. Place in the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before frosting. Serve.

Recipe Details

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Servings: 12
Cuisine: Baked Goods
Special Designations: Kid-friendly

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