5 Delicious, Holiday Cookie Recipes with Fisher®

With Christmas right around the corner, we know that everybody is busy making preparations to celebrate the holidays. Whether that’s busting out the Christmas tree, wrapping presents, or preparing a hearty homemade dinner, there is a lot to do before you start the Christmas celebrations.

But, there is a tradition that has been slipping everybody’s minds recently. That tradition is making Santa’s milk and cookies. While we can’t say we don’t know why… But, after traveling around the globe in a single night, Santa definitely deserves a nice cold glass of milk and a fresh batch of cookies. Don’t you agree?

Well, our friends at Fisher® do, which is why we’ve come up with these five easy and delicious cookie recipes that anyone can make in a pinch! From traditional treats like Fruitcake Cookies to the decadent Chocolate Dipped Pecan Biscotti, Santa won’t be the only one gobbling down these delicious treats. Trust us, nobody will be able to resist these delightful cookies under the Christmas tree this year!

So, we hope you have a happy and merry holiday season! And, while you’re celebrating, don’t forget about Santa and his cookies.

Fruitcake Cookies

Fruitcake Cookies

Difficulty: Easy • 48 Servings • Total Time: 2 Hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Maraschino Cherries, chopped
  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • ¾ cup Fisher® walnuts, chopped
  • ¾ cup Fisher® Pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix cherries, dates, nuts, raisins, vanilla extract and vinegar into a bowl. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. 
  2. In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugars, clove, sale, egg and flour. Mix until it comes together to a dough. Add in fruit mix.
  3. Divide dough into 4 logs and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F. Cut logs into ¼ inch thick slices. Place evenly on a sheet tray and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Chai-Pecan Butter Cookies

Chai-Pecan Butter Cookies

Difficulty: Easy • 24 Servings • Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

Chai Pecan Butter

  • 3 cups Fisher® Pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chai spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Linzer Cookies

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Fisher® Pecans, chopped
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Whip butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, salt and vanilla. Fold in chopped Fisher® Pecans.
  3. Roll in between sheets of parchment paper to a ⅛ inch thickness. Chill for 15 minutes. 
  4. Use a 2 ½ inch scalloped cookie cutter to cut 48 circles. Using a smaller scalloped cookie cutter (about ½ inch), make a circle in the middle of half of the cookies. 
  5. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Combine Fisher® Pecans, chai spice and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth. 
  7. Put a tablespoon of pecan butter onto a whole cookie then place the cookie with the scalloped hole.

Chocolate Dipped Pecan Biscotti

Chocolate Dipped Pecan Biscotti

Difficulty: Easy • 24 Servings • Total Time: 2 Hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups Fisher® Pecans, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and 1 cup of Fisher® Pecans   together
  2. Divide the dough into two logs making it about 1 inch thick and 3 inches wide. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Using a serrated knife, cut into 1 inch thick pieces. Line them on their side on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Once completely cool, dip into chocolate and chopped pecans.

Brown Butter Walnut Madeleines

Brown Butter Walnut Madeleines

Difficulty: Medium • 24 Servings • Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Ingredients:  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour + more for dusting
  • ¼ cup Fisher® Walnuts, flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter until it becomes golden brown. Take off the heat and add in 1 tablespoon of butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in extract. Fold in flour, Fisher® Walnuts, baking powder and salt. Lastly, add in the brown butter. Put plastic wrap over the batter (making sure to cover it completely to prevent a skin from forming). Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Melt the rest of the butter. Brush the madeleine pan with melted butter and dust with flour. Tap the pan to get all the extra flour off. Place in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350F. Once the oven is preheated, take out the pan and batter. Place about a tablespoon of batter in each mold. Place the pans in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until done. Place madeleines on a cooling rack and enjoy while warm.

Walnut-Pecan Popcorn Brittle

 Walnut-Pecan Popcorn Brittle

Difficulty: Easy • 12 Servings • Total Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Fisher® Pecans
  • 1 cup Fisher® Walnuts
  • 2 cups popcorn

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, combine sugar, water and corn syrup. Put over medium heat and let caramelize (about 10-12 minutes). Stir in butter then baking soda, vanilla extract and salt. Fold in popcorn and Fisher® Pecans and Walnuts.
  2. Place brittle on a baking sheet lined with non-stick parchment paper. Try your best to flatten into one layer. Let cool.
  3. Once cool, break into pieces.

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