He is a legend who still brings joy to millions. He is often imitated, but never duplicated. I’m speaking, of course, of Santa Claus. The Mystery Train has made a brief stop at the North Pole tonight to pick up a special gift for all of its passengers: Merry Christmas Cookies!
WordPress is not yet advanced enough for me to attach cookies to my post, so I have to give you the recipe instead.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 sticks butter
¾ cup sugar
1¼ cups brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups milk chocolate chips [I use Hershey’s]
¾ cup peanut butter chips [I use Reese’s]
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs in large bowl until creamy. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in both varieties of chips.
Roll teaspoons of dough into ¾-inch balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Yields about 72 cookies. Serve warm with a tall glass of cold milk, while listening to your favorite Elvis song.
And try not to eat them all. Unless it’s Christmas Eve and your name is Santa. In which case, feel free to eat them all. You’ve earned them, buddy.
[I had to give these in American measurements. I’m too tired to do the conversions for the rest of the world, though I do appreciate all of our visitors.]
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From my family to yours, have a wonderful Christmas!