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Five Christmas Cookies One Dough

Five Christmas Cookies One Dough - One basic cookie dough and so many different add ins to jazz them up. This is the perfect way to fill up a holiday gift box for friends, coworkers, and family!

 

When I was younger my aunt used to always drop packages off at Christmastime filled with sorts of cookies. That inspired me to make this post for five Christmas cookies one dough. I made one basic cookie dough and added in several different things to make them a whole new cookie. It's a great way to get creative and have a little fun too!

All of the different cookies look so gorgeous in the gift box. This cookie dough tastes amazing too. It has a crispy bottom and a chewy top. They do spread some regardless of whether you chill it or not. The cookies tend to be thicker with things in them like chocolate chips, candies, and sprinkles. They are slightly thinner if you make them into thumbprints, topped with a chocolate, or plain so you can frost them.

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Five Christmas Cookies One Dough - One basic cookie dough and so many different add ins to jazz them up. This is the perfect way to fill up a holiday gift box for friends, coworkers, and family!

You know what makes the perfect gift boxes for a large box of tiny cookies? Those adorably decorated shirt boxes that you can find at the Dollar General. They might have them other places, but that's my go-to place to pick them up. They are the perfect height and so affordable. There's always festive tissue paper and raffia string there to fancy the packages up even more too. Plus if you tie the boxes up, you don't have to worry about them coming apart while traveling.

Five Christmas Cookies One Dough - One basic cookie dough and so many different add ins to jazz them up. This is the perfect way to fill up a holiday gift box for friends, coworkers, and family!
I sent a box of these down to my husband's work yesterday. He came home and said as he was walking through the door that the guys were hammering them and he didn't know if there were even any left. I had all intentions on asking him when he came through the door how the cookies went over, but he must have read my mind. I guess these sorts of things are bound to happen after spending over 11 years together.

Five Christmas Cookies One Dough - One basic cookie dough and so many different add ins to jazz them up. This is the perfect way to fill up a holiday gift box for friends, coworkers, and family!
I think I'm going to whip up more cookies, if the candies last that long, for my friend Kirsty. They are always game for my baked goods and will dig my cookie boxes, I'm positive. She's the creative type as well. One of the many things that I adore about her. She also loves and adores my son, which is always a quick way to my heart.
Five Christmas Cookies One Dough - One basic cookie dough and so many different add ins to jazz them up. This is the perfect way to fill up a holiday gift box for friends, coworkers, and family!
Christmas cookies and milk.

Five Christmas Cookies One Dough

4.63 from 53 votes
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Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 43 cookies
Calories 104 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ΒΎ cup butter room temperature
  • ΒΌ cup shortening
  • 1 Β½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Β½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Β½ tsp. salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, add in the butter, shortening, and sugar. Mix on medium until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the vanilla and the eggs one at a time until incorporated. Scrape down the sides and beat to combine any remaining egg mixture.
  • Add in the flour, pudding mix, baking powder, and salt. Beat on medium until incorporated.
  • Divide the cookies into 5 portions or more. Each will be a different cookie.
  • First dough, scoop using a small cookie scoop and roll in sprinkles.
  • Second dough, scoop using a small cookie scoop, bake, and frost.
  • Third dough, scoop out. Press your finger into the center of the cookie and form a nice hole to add jam in. Add in desired jam. I used strawberry.
  • Fourth Dough, add in chocolate chips, white chips, m&m's, snicker bites for baking, cinnamon chips, whatever you prefer. Scoop and bake.
  • Fifth Dough, scoop out and bake. Once baked, remove from the oven and let cool for 3 - 5 minutes. Place chocolate candies on top to decorate them.
  • Place the scooped dough into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes before placing on a piece of paper towel to cool.
  • Wrap up in your homemade cookie boxes and send to your friends and family.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 67mgPotassium: 23mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 110IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.4mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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53 Comments

  1. I baked this recipe with the jam for 10 minutes and they were still pretty raw. I put them back in for another few minutes, then another 5. Total about 17 minutes. I did freeze my dough a few days ago and just defrosted it and made them now. Could that be the reason of taking longer to bake? Thanks! Does this dough brown normally? I haven't seen any browning yet.

    1. This dough does brown around the edges when the cookies are done. If the dough was completely thawed, it should work fine! The cookies may take longer to cook if your oven temperature is too low- maybe it wasn't fully preheated or the door to the oven was opened too many times. Baking one tray of cookies at a time also helps improve the air flow in the oven and brown the cookies evenly. It takes longer to bake only one tray at a time but the cookies will turn out better! Hope this helps.

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