McLinky Monday-Holiday Cookies


Today on The RHOK Mrs Sinclair wants us all to share our favorite holiday cookie. So I am sharing 2 recipes that my girls and I make every year.

Spiced Shortbread

1 1/4 cups flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4teaspoon ginger

1/8teaspoon cloves

1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a mixing bowl combine flour,sugar and spices.

Cut in butter till mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Form the mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.

On an ungreased cookie sheet pat o roll the dough into an 8 inch circle.With a knife or pizza cutter , cut circle into 16 pie-shaped wedges.

Bake for 25 to 30 mintuesCut circle into wedges again while warm.

Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 mintues.

Melt chocolate(almond bark) and drizzle on top of the cookies. I use dark chocolate and white chocolate. Yummy!!!!

(Recipe may be halved)

2 cups butter
24 oz chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.
The childrens teachers LOVE these!!!
Happy baking and eating!!!

My confession for today: I am making the NM cookies on Friday for a Holiday Party on Sunday


  1. Yum!! I've never made either of those. Yay, for new recipes!! Thanks, Georgie.

  2. Speaking as a full blooded Scot, one does NOT spice shortbread.

    If you want my authentic, family recipe (insanely loaded with calories and cholesterol, but fabulously addictive), drop me an email.

  3. Oh my. The shortbread cookies look divine. I made shortbread cookies last week and about exploded from eating them.

    I do my best not to make any cookies for Christmas. Scandalous, eh? Once in a while I'll make Danish wedding cookies, but only when I'm really craving them.

  4. Love the NM Cookies!!! I forgot I had this recipe?! Sooo good!!

  5. I'm loving these shortbread recipes today. I really must find that kitchen cleaning fairy so I can do more baking.....

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  7. I'll take two dozen of each please. Do you deliver?

  8. My daughter makes the Neiman Marcus cookies--but never for me. :-(

  9. Thanks for coming by my blog!

    I have the recipe for the NM cookies, but have never made them. Ironically, we are going to Neiman's today in Dallas to see their fab window displays! :)

    The spiced shortbread cookies sound HEAVENLY!

  10. My boys would love the 1st and I would love the 2nd. YUM!!

  11. Yum! I would love to try that shortbread.

  12. Whoa! That shortbread sounds great. I'm making it this evening. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  13. I haven't made those NM cookies for years and years, it's about time I made them again. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. I could have sworn that I stopped by here yesterday and said something like "oh, I love shortbread cookies...and I'm definitely going to have to try those Neiman Marcus ones...blah,blah,blah". Hmmm. I think I might be losing it.

    The cookies sound delish! I'll have to write down those recipes and give them a try!

  15. yum!!
    Do I really have to blend the oatmeal??

  16. Great Recipes! I have always wanted the NM cookie recipe.. but couldn't ever remember the name.

    Thanks for sharing.

  17. I HUGE HEART shortbread cookies!!!