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The Christmas season is a time to rejoice and be happy. It is a favoured time in many countries that comes once a year, every year. However, the preparation for it isn’t so exciting. Locating gifts, decorating the home with festivity and preparing food for the whole family can sometimes be a drag. But as the festive season is approaching it does mean that we have an excuse to eat and drink until we feel as fat as Father Christmas and as merry as the New Year to come.

Fortunately for me I love cooking and I love to experiment with food and create treats that relate to the current season, whatever it may be. So this year why don’t you try it too and spice up this season with some delicious homemade Christmas candy cookies? They’re easy to prepare, festive and extraordinarily tasty, something your family and friends will love. So take some time out from the frantic action outside and help in the preparation for the season without the struggle.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 teaspoon almond extract

3-1/2 cups flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cream of tarter

1 cup chopped almonds, lightly toasted

8 ounces of red and green candy-coated chocolate pieces

Preperation

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to approx. 250 – 350 degrees.

Step 2: Take a mixing bowl and add the butter, sugar and vegetable oil.

Step 3: Using a whisk or an electronic whisk (recommended) mix the butter, sugar and oil until creamy.

Step 4: Crack the eggs into the mixture inside the bowl and add the almond extract.

Step 5: Whisk mixture together well.

Step 6: Add the baking soda, the salt and the cream of tartar and beat into the mixture.

Step 7: Gradually add the flour and whole wheat flour whilst mixing.

Step 8: Using a spoon stir the chocolate coated candy into the ingredients.

Step 9: Using your hands, (make sure they are clean for hygiene), shape the mixture, now a dough, into approximately, 2 inch balls and roll each one in some sugar. (The mixture should make approx. 30-40 cookies.)

Step 10: Place each bowl on un-greased baking sheets.

Step 11: Using a flat bottomed glass, pushed down individually on each dough ball until slightly flattened leaving you with a cookie shape.

Step 12: Place into the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 13: Place cookies on a wired rack until cool.

Tip

To make your cookies even more festive, use a festive shaped cut out to cut your cookies into shapes before cooking e.g. Christmas tree.

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