Carol’s Christmas Cookies

Boredom.

It doesn’t happen often, but it sure happened yesterday.

D had gone to work and I was in the middle of cooking our holiday supper/watching A Christmas Story over and over . . . and WHAM! I was bored. [What to do? What to do?] So, I did what any holiday-loving female would do ;) I decided to do some baking.

I whipped up a batch of my Mom’s Christmas Cookies.

So, I did what any holiday-loving female would do ;) I decided to do some baking.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup butter

1 ½ cup sugar

3 eggs, well-beaten

1 – 8 ounce cream cheese package

6 tablespoons buttermilk or yogurt

6 teaspoons vanilla

6 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

3/8 teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

1 ½ teaspoon salt

Directions: In a mixer, blend the butter, sugar, eggs, and cream cheese until creamy. Mix the buttermilk (or yogurt) and vanilla into the butter mixture. Add all final ingredients and beat until smooth. Refrigerate the dough for 4-6 hours (or overnight). Preheat oven to 350°. After being chilled, use a 1-inch scoop to create round balls of dough. Place them on a wax paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 12 minutes. Makes about 72 cookies.

I honestly didn’t remember the dough making so many cookies, but it did. On about pan #10, I almost said eff-this and threw the rest away, but I stuck to the task at hand and baked every single last one of them.

Anybody want some cookies? I have plenty.

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