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#1 rosered135

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

Got any favorite recipes to share for Christmas or Hanukkah cookies? Or fun, new ways of decorating such cookies or cakes?

Please post your reply below. And have a fun and yummy holiday! :)

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

Rose one my favorites is not necessarily because of the taste - even though they are yummy - but because they are so much FUN to make - especially for the kids. LOL but ours don't end up so neat and clean!!

http://my-imperfect-...nowman-cookies/

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#3 SueSTx

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

Those cookies are adorable and you could even use the 'roll of sugar cookies'.

Thanks for the idea.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

Here's another one I like:

Snowman Christmas Cookies.. Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
50 pretzel sticks
Frosting of your choice
Orange gumdrops
Directions
In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
Shape dough into 1-in., 3/4-in. and 1/2-in. balls. For each snowman, gently press one of each size ball together; gently roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Break pretzel sticks in half; press into the sides of each cookie, forming arms.
Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Decorate as desired using frosting and orange gumdrop noses. Yield: about 4 dozen
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#5 rosered135

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

These are great, Blue! Thanks!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

BlueEyedGirl -- those are adorable! I actually make fruit cake cookies for my father every year :) I used to make an actual fruit cake, but found the cookies to be easier to make and ship to him. Now they are an annual treat and tradition. I get together with my family each year for cookie baking. We then split all the fares so we have a variety to share with our individual families.

I've been searching for years to replicate an Almond Crescent cookie recipe that my grandmother used to make -- alas, nothing has come close :(

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

I love my grandmother's fruit cake cookies! Baga - I need to call her and make sure she's making those for Christmas!!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

I bet her recipe was handed down over the generations ...... I happened randomly across one in a Christmas cookie book. The batter is wonderful, I'm just not a fan of fruit cake. To each his own ..... and yes, my Dad will call me if I didn't make/send him some each year :)

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

Does anyone have a good recipe for spiced walnuts?

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

I may have to make these snowmen with my grandchildren and then try to make them with my four year olds in my classroom.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:03 AM

Baga - I have a good recipe for those crescent cookies (covered with powdered sugar?) if those are the ones, let me know and as soon as we get thru my mom's funeral this week i'll look for it. if i remember correctly, it called for almond extract, but i used very finely chopped pecan pieces in the batter rather than almonds. in Texas - we use pecans for almost everything - my tree had a bumper crop this year! they were very easy to make, too. - tedybearnana

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:19 AM

Sorry about your Mom tedybearnana





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