Sweeten your holidays with Sunny Anderson's Christmas cookie recipes

Food Network star Sunny Anderson has some tasty treats to sweeten up your holidays. Try her recipes for these delicious Christmas cookies.

Red velvet cookies

24-26 cookies


    • 2 sticks salted butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 teaspoon red coloring gel
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 21/4 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup pecan halves, gently chopped


Baking Directions:

German chocolate coookiesSunny Anderson

24-26 cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a stand mixer or large bowl using a hand mixer blend butter, both sugars, eggs, vanilla and cocoa. In a small bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture into butter mixture and blend until combined. Stir in pecans, coconut and chocolate chips. Dough will be tight.

Using a small ice cream scoop or melon baller to make all the cookies the same size, about the size of a small golf ball or ping pong ball, drop onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets and bake about 8-9 minutes. Cool on a baking rack. To make bars press dough into a buttered 8X8-inch square baking pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into squares when cooled.

Cooking time: 8-9 minutes, in batches

5384843060491butter, softened2stick2 sticks butter, softenedlight brown sugar1cup1 cup light brown sugarsugar1cup1 cup sugarlarge eggs, beaten22 large eggs, beatenvanilla2teaspoon2 teaspoons vanillaunsweetened cocoa (recommended: hershey's)0.5cup1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (recommended: Hershey's)all-purpose flour2.25cup2 1/4 cups all-purpose flourbaking soda1teaspoon1 teaspoon baking sodaPinch saltchopped pecans1cup1 cup chopped pecansshredded coconut (recommended: baker's angel flake coconut, sweetened)1cup1 cup shredded coconut (recommended: Baker's Angel Flake Coconut, Sweetened)semi-sweet chocolate chips1cup1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


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