Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

The holiday season is here, and we’re in the mood for some tree decorating, hot cocoa, and to spend extra time with family and friends. One of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer is to bake some delicious Christmas cookies for yourself and share them with others.

At BTC, we absolutely love some good Christmas cookie recipes, so this week, we are sharing our favorite ones with you. Who’s ready to make some wonderful Christmas cookies with us?

Jennifer Fellow’s Hay Stacks


One bag of chocolate chips

One pack of butterscotch chips

One container of chow mein noodles

One jar of peanuts

How to make:

  1. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips.
  2. Stir in noodles and peanuts.
  3. Drop by tablespoon onto a cookie sheet.
  4. Put in refrigerator until chocolate is firm. Enjoy!


Sandy Poynter’s Oreo Truffles


Oreos (not double stuffed)

Cream cheese (not low fat)

Chocolate melts (white and/or chocolate)

You may also use peppermint extract and crushed candy canes for garnish

You will need a food processor or mixer

How to make:

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Crush Oreos in a food processor.
  3. Mix Oreos with cream cheese.
  4. Shape mixture into balls.
  5. Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  6. Melt the chocolate.
  7. Dip truffles into chocolate.
  8. Let set – return to baking sheet, immediately sprinkle tops with crushed Oreos, and drizzle with melted chocolate.
  9. Should be kept refrigerated.


Kelly Bartlebaugh’s Snow Balls


1 cup Land O Lakes Butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups finely chopped pecans

Powdered sugar


How to make:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl until creamy. Add vanilla; beat until well mixed.
  3. Add flour and pecans; beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.


We hope you love our delicious cookie recipes. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our Boardman Training Center students, faculty, and staff!