Double Threat – two sinful favorite holiday cookie recipes!

23 Dec

I love to bake and my mom has taught me so much about baking.  Ever since I can remember, she’s always been baking something in her down time.  We spent an afternoon baking last weekend and produced one of our favorite cookies and also tried a new recipe!  Both came out great so I thought I’d share the recipes.  Happy Baking!

Peanut Butter Peppermint Drops


  –  1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
–  3/4 cup peanut butter
–  2 cups biscuit baking mix (I used Bisquick)
–  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
–  Granulated Sugar
–  5 dozen chocolate kisses (In this case I used peppermint kisses for the holiday)


–  Preheat Oven to 375F
–  In large mixing bowl, mix condensed milk and peanut butter together until smooth.
–  Add biscuit mix and vanilla – mix well
–  Shape into 1 inch balls
–  Roll in sugar and then place on ungreased baking sheet
–  bake 6-8 minutes or until brown.  Immediately place candy kisses on center of cookies.

Voila!  Fast, easy and delicious!

Ghiradelli White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies


  –  1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
–  1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
–  1 cup brown sugar, packed
–  2 eggs
–  1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
–  3 cups unsifted flour
–  1/2 tsp baking soda
–  1 tsp salt
–  2 cups (one 11oz bag) Ghiradelli Classic White Chips
–  1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts, chopped


  –  Preheat oven to 350F
–  Cream butter and sugars until fluffy
–  Add vanilla and eggs and blend
–  Blend in flour, baking soda and salt
–  Stir in white chips and nuts
–  Drop teaspoons of dough onto un-greased cookie sheet
–  bake for 10-12 minutes

Another easy recipe and the cookies were so delicious.

I baked so that I could share with friends and ended up packaging them in little gift bags.  These cookies are great to bring to holiday parties or just enjoy with family and friends.  I recommend both recipes to all 🙂

❤ B

4 Responses to “Double Threat – two sinful favorite holiday cookie recipes!”

  1. Julie Ann December 23, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    The cookies look delicious!

  2. laneelee December 23, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Beautiful gift bags, but not so sure of the pb/mint combo… Guess I’ll have to try it and find out! 🙂

    • justalittlebrit December 23, 2011 at 11:09 am #

      Yes, I was weary of it too but they were much better than expected! Unless of course you don’t like peanut butter or mint 🙂

  3. artistrybyadele December 23, 2011 at 10:45 am #


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