12.16.2016

Twelve egg-travagant recipes for any holiday cookie egg-change

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Hello, friends.


Good news: final exams are officially over! I turned my final project in yesterday and I am now back home staying with my parents’ house for the holiday break. I’m ready to relax, spend time with friends and family, work on some business stuff, and bake, bake, BAKE! Growing up, a yearly tradition in my family every Christmas Eve was to make homemade gingerbread and sugar cookies. We would sit down at the kitchen table with a variety of different cookie cutters lay scattered across the dark wooden surface. Flour covered every surface as if it was the fall of the season’s first snow. Momma and I would cut cute little candy cane gingerbread and snowman shaped sugar cookies out, while Father and Jon made anatomically correct gingerbread men and grandma-got-run-over-by-a-reindeer sugar cookies. We were a family divided on creative expression, but it was always a time of laughs, jokes, and memories. That’s why when Eggland’s Best challenged me to test/bake up twelve delicious Christmas cookie recipes, submitted by their fans, worthy of any great egg-change, I was ready for the undertaking!  

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If you follow me on my Instagram, you would have seen from my Instastory ALL the cookies I made for this post. I had enlisted the help of Momma Crawford to help me bake off these twelve different cookie varieties. Two full days of baking (over 300 cookies), one and a half days of shooting, and 5+ hours of editing, I bring you this post. This was exceptionally fun because I was 1). Able to use/obsessed over Eggland’s eggs again for these recipes and 2). I could get back in the kitchen and bake with Momma. Working through all these recipes, I was again blown away by the quality of Eggland’s eggs. Genuinely, having worked with them in ALL of these cookie recipes as well as in my Thanksgiving post, I have a tried and true fan! With Christmas music playing loudly from the living room stereo, Momma and I creamed butter, sifted flour, and decorated cookies. It was the perfect way to ring in the holiday season! Of course, I have to give a HUGE shout-out to Momma C for helping me bake and style all these cookies (and for being such an excellent hand model)!

On Thanksgiving Day, I had my entire family taste test each cookie and give their ratings. After tallying up the votes I present to you my families favorite cookies Momma and I baked for Eggland’s Best Holiday Cookie Egg-Change. So here are the cookies! Disclaimer: These are all user submitted recipes provided to me by Eggland's Best, so they're not of my creation. Full credit goes to the wonderful home bakers who crafted these decadent recipes.  Also, this list is based on my families and my own personal preferences. Though my family voted the Gooey Butter Cookies, the GF Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies, and the Hot Chocolate Mug Cookies to be the best of the bunch. That being said, each cookie recipe here is excellent! Some are sweeter than others, some are chewy while others are crunchy. It’s all about what you prefer. Please to feel free to comment down below with recipe questions, I am more than happy to help! All that's left is to choose whichever cookies appeal to you, tie your apron up tight, and get baking, my friends! 


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Light n' Fluffy Sugar Cookies


Ingredients

            For the cookie
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
3 Eggland’s Best Eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

            For the frosting
1 cup butter, softened
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon salt
6 cups confectioners’ sugar
6 tablespoons whole milk 


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Chocolate Coconut Biscotti 


Ingredients

1 (16.5 oz.) box of Devil’s Food Cake mix
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs
½ cup coconut flakes
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup water
1 cup mini chocolate chips



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Holiday Cut-out Sugar Cookies 


Ingredients

            For the cookie
¾ cup butter, softened
¾ cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup sour cream
6 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

            For the frosting
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
Pinch of salt
2 Eggland’s Best egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoons lemon juice 



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Christmas Candied Cherry Cookies


Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup dark brown sugar
2 Eggland’s Best egg yolks
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Zest of one orange
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon maple extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
Candied green and red cherries 



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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

Ingredients
            For the cookie bars

1 (14 oz.) bag sweetened coconut flakes, plus more for topping 
2 cups dark chocolate chips
2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs

            For the glaze
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract  



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Lemon Snickerdoodles 


Ingredients

1 cup vegetable shortening
1 ½ cups granulated sugar, plus more for rolling cookies in
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon extract
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour


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Gingerbread Cutout Cookies 
with Peppermint Icing 


Ingredients

            For the cookie
1 lb. dark brown sugar
1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
2 ½ tablespoons molasses
1 Eggland’s Best Egg, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
¾ teaspoon ground allspice
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

            For the icing
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
1 ½ tablespoons meringue powder 



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Spiced Eggnog Cookies 


Ingredients

            For the cookie
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs, yolks
½ cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt

            For the icing
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 oz. salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup eggnog
2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cinnamon


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Dutch Chocolate Delights 
 with Hot Chocolate Ganache & Toasted Pecans


Ingredients

            For the bars
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup unsalted butter
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon maple extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup pecans chopped plus more for topping

            For the hot chocolate ganache
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips




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Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies
 Ingredients


2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Raspberry preserve, as filling 



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Hot Chocolate Cup Cookies 

Ingredients
          
  For the cookie
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Eggland’s Best Egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons corn starch

            For the hot chocolate ganache
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

½ cup white chocolate, melted
24 mini pretzels
2 cups mini marshmallows 



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Gooey Butter Cookies 
with Whipped Cream & Salted Caramel Sauce



For the cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 (15.25 oz.) boxes of Yellow Cake mix
5 Eggland’s Best Eggs
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners’ sugar

            For the whipped cream
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

            For the salted caramel sauce
1 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons butter, sliced
½ cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream
Pinch of sea salt 



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And Enjoy! 


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Huge thanks to Eggland’s Best for sponsoring this post and for the beautiful watch. Be sure to share your baking creations with the hashtag #TKbakes. And as always, all opinions, ramblings, and stories are my own. 

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