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Paula Deen’s Christmas cookie recipe

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This is a recipe from Paula Deen’s Grandmother, and she calls it Meemaw’s Kitchen Sink Christmas Cookies – meaning they have everything in them, but the kitchen sink. This soft, delicious cookie does have many ingredients, and they all meld together for a delicious taste and texture. Paula Deen makes them special for Christmas by sprinkling them with crushed candy canes. You can have them either way – they look so nice and taste so good, people will be asking for the recipe.

These cookies are dipped in melted white chocolate. Actually white chocolate is not considered chocolate at all as it lacks the cocoa liquor, paste, or powder that gives chocolate its brown color. If you want real white chocolate, make sure it has cocoa butter in it -- otherwise it’s just confectioner’s coating.

Paula Deen’s Christmas Cookie Recipe

Ingredients for Paul Deen’s Christmas Cookies:

  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. crème of tartar
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 8-ounce package toffee pieces (or Heath Bars crushed)
  • White chocolate for dipping
  • Candy canes, crushed (optional)

Directions for making Paula Deen’s Christmas Cookies:

Cover cookie sheets with non-stick foil or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, crème of tartar, and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the oil, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the flour mixture. Beat in the coconut and oatmeal. Stir in the Rice Krispies and toffee pieces. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake until the cookies are set – 12 – 14 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute first, then stir. If still not melted, microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring between times, until the chocolate is completely melted. Be careful not to burn it.

Dip one-half of each cookie in the melted white chocolate. Put them on parchment paper to set. If desired, sprinkle the white chocolate with crushed candy canes. Allow the chocolate to harden before storing.

Other delicious Christmas cookie recipes:

Butter cookies filled with a chocolate kiss – beautiful for Christmas

Best sugar cookies ever -- truly the best

Haystack cookie recipe – 3 ingredients and they are amazing

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