I love a good Christmas Cookie.
We have a ton of great cookie books. Here are a few:
The great Christmas cookie swap cookbook : 60 large-batch recipes to bake and share
Cookie craft Christmas : dozens of decorating ideas for a sweet holiday
by Valerie Peterson & Janice Fryer
The Christmas cookie book
by Judy Knipe & Barbara Marks
My favorite in the whole world are:
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Hours
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1. In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 4 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into one inch balls. I like to use a number 50 size scoop. Coat each ball in confectioners’ sugar before placing onto prepared cookie sheets.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.