Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tutorial: Cream Cheese Cookies for Santa

I'm excited to welcome the beautiful Heather from Notes from the Nelsens today. I featured Heather's blog back in February and I'm happy to have her back to share a great recipe with you now :)
(Perfect for today, too- if you want to make cookies for Santa tonight!)

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Hey there! I'm Heather, and I blog over at Notes from the Nelsens.


I'm an elementary school teacher who loves Jesus, cooking, laughing, coffee, tennis, and traveling

That cute guy in the picture with me is my hubby, Matt. We started dating in high school and got married six years later after graduating from Clemson (Go TIGERS!) and Furman. We're Atlanta natives who moved back to the city after college. 

We bought our first house in 2010 and flipped the entire thing before moving in. You can check out the whole-house renovation here, learn more about us (including goofy pictures of our high school dating years) here, here, and here, and see a list of places we have traveled here.

Thanks, Heather Lynne, for inviting me to take over your page today!

Now on to the recipe...


Cookies for Santa- Cream Cheese Cookie Recipe:
This recipe has been in our family for years. These are the best cookies you will ever eat! And SO easy to make! We used to make these for Santa on Christmas Eve. We knew they were his favorite because he always ate more than one and sometimes left a half-eaten one behind. :)


Ingredients:
1/2 stick of butter- softened
1- 8oz. package of cream cheese- softened
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 box yellow cake mix



Directions:
Using an electric beater or mixer, mix butter and cream cheese together.
Add egg yolk and vanilla.
Add cake mix (1/3 of box at a time). Blend. (May need to mix last 1/3 by hand)
Wrap in wax paper and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Shape into 1/4 size balls.
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.



To get the egg yolk, crack the egg in half and toss back and forth until only the yolk remains.











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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for having me, Heather! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    Heather

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~Heather Lynne

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