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Homemade Sweets with a Touch of Holiday Cheer

Graphic Design by Keyla Lerma

by Kayleigh Farias, Copy Desk Chief


Now that December is upon us and Christmas is fast approaching, it’s time to prepare your tummy for the sweet treats in the near future. Christmas cookies are just one of these wonderfully amazing desserts that are usually present at dinner on this glorious day. With only 5 steps, you can have scrumptious homemade pecan cookies that’ll be the cherry on top of the perfect Christmas.


Step 1: Obtain these baking materials: 1 cup of butter, ½ cup of white sugar or confectioners sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 2 teaspoons of water, 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of chopped pecans, and another separate ½ cup of powdered sugar. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Step 2: Cream the 1 cup of butter and ½ cup of white sugar or powdered sugar then stir in the 2 teaspoons of vanilla and water.

Step 3: Add the 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of chopped pecan nuts then blend well.

Step 4: Cover and chill or go ahead and roll them onto a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. You have the choice of whether you wish to bake the cookies now or save them for later in the freezer.

Step 5: This is where the second ½ cup of powdered sugar comes into play. Use it to dust the cooled off cookies to add an extra sweet touch.

The result of these cookies is a truly sweet one and will be the conversation of any Christmas party. Don’t be afraid to get creative with them and use Christmas cookie cutters and shape them into Santa Claus or Christmas trees or even add a little red and green sprinkles or icing. Follow your imagination and make it your own, don’t forget to have fun!

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