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Christmas Candy Cookies

 Christmas Candy Cookies
These delightful cookies hold up well in care packages I send to friends and relatives. They're also the first to go at potlucks when people come back to the table for one more sweet treat.
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 package (8 ounces) mini red and green M&M's or Heath baking bits
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter, sugars and oil. Add eggs and extract; mix
  • well. Combine flours, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds and
  • candy. Chill for 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Shape into
  • 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Flatten with a flat-bottomed glass. Bake at 350° for 15-18
  • minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about
  • 8 dozen.

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Christmas Candy Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 184 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.