• Carol

Ancient Alchemy - Christmas Cookie Alchemy!

A couple of my annual MUST-MAKE Christmas cookie recipes:

Every holiday season I literally have people begging me for these cookies, they're THAT good! I usually quadruple this recipe.


12 oz. package (2 cups) of semi-sweet chocolate pieces 1/2 cup margarine 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old-fashioned) 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 tsps. baking powder 1/2 cup powder sugar


Heat oven to 350 degrees. In microwave melt 1 cup of the chocolate pieces. Stir until smooth, set aside to cool slightly. Beat together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs, vanilla, and melted chocolate. Add combined dry ingredients, EXCEPT powdered sugar. Stir in remaining whole chocolate pieces. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar, coating heavily. Place on un-greased cookie sheet, or on parchment paper lined cookie trays, pressing down SLIGHTLY, do not flatten, bake 10-12 minutes. Do not over-bake or the cookies will not be chewy---which is how they are ideally enjoyed! Cool one minute, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Makes about 5 dozen cookies. Store in air-tight container. Chocolate HEAVEN!

------------------------------------- This cookie is one of my favorite with-coffee-cookies!

Norwegian Oatmeal Macaroons

1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups quick oats 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup flaked coconut 1 egg 1 cup margarine, melted 1 tsp vanilla