Making Christmas Cookies...

Christmas Cookies... - Christmas Cookies...
@twoey68 (13662)
United States
December 14, 2007 3:34pm CST
I am taking the plunge and trying some new cookie recipes for Christmas cookies...Sugar Cookies and Snickerdoodle Cookies. Now the pics below are simply off the net (for those that don't know what these types of cookies look like). I've never made this type before but I at least want to try them and the bonus is I get to use my never-used-before cookie cutters. I have probably 30 different cookie cutters so it's gonna be fun. Wish me luck and I'll let everyone know how they turn out :) My next kind to try is Danish cookies but I have to find a really good recipe. Do you bake Christmas cookies? What are your favorite kinds to make or receive? MERRY CHRISTMAS!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@carolscash (9504)
• United States
14 Dec 07
Good lucck on your cookies. I just made cookies yesterday and I will make some more this weekend. I made peanut butter cookies, eggnog cookies( a new recipe), and chocolate cherry cookies. I think I will make rice krispies treats this weekend and I will do sugar cookies next week. I like to make them and give as gifts to some coworkers. It is a lot of fun to have a bake day with the kids and make several kinds at one time, but it can make for a lot of work. My favorite cookies are mexican wedding cakes that my grandma made, but for some reason mine never turn out.
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
14 Dec 07
I just made some peanut butter reindeer cookies with my daycare kids the other day. They came out very cute. The kids were funny trying to roll the dough into a ball:) I want to make some cookies this weekend. I will start with Chocolate Italian cookies and then make some thumbprints. I haven't heard of danish cookies before. If you get a good recipe, please share.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
14 Dec 07
We bake fewer cookies at home now that there are such good ones commercially available. It is hard to beat a good chocolate chip cookie. It is also hard to make a cookie as good as Almond windmills, although some brands are better than others. We also go nuts for the soft molasses cookies. We used to make a special cookie called Kringla at Christmas time, but not in recent years. These folks still make them, though: http://kringla.net/
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
14 Dec 07
Mmmmm! There's nothing better than to smell the smell of homemade cooking, especially cookies! Yum... If you have any spare wink wink! As long as they are not made with white chocolate I'll eat any cookies, I am not a cook, but my mum makes excellent cookies and they don't last long! You are making my mouth water! Merry Christmas to you too.
@mouse27 (1156)
• Canada
12 Jan 08
i just like baking anytime of the year christmas is one of the worse times for me to bake tho cause i get so busy doing other things that the baking never gets eaten i don't really have anyone to bake for just me and my boyfriend here and we can't eat it all ourselves
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I have baked Christmas cookies in years past, but never had much luck with cookie cutter type though. I do have a simple peanut butter cookie recipe that doesn't use any flour..... It is 2 cups peanut butter, 2 cups sugar and 2 eggs. Great type of cookie for anyone that in gluten intolerant since it doesn't use any flour.
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@LadyDulce (830)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I ADORE cookies, all year round! But nothing smells like Christmas as much as fresh cookies. So far, I've made sugar cookies, chocolate chip, chocolate chipless, oatmeal raisin, russian tea cookies, snickerdoodles, cranberry walnut, french lace, thumbprint cookies, jelly cookies, lemon wafers, macaroons, and peanut butter cookies. My kids love it (including the big one I'm married to). Blessed Be
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• United States
17 Dec 07
I don't normally bake cookies, although last year I did. I made a few different kinds and had great fun with thumb print cookies (they have jam in the middle of them). MMM... Next weekend I am going to help my sister-in-laws make cookies, but just because I want to decorate them.
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
17 Dec 07
Snickerdoodles are my son's favorite cookie. They are so easy too. The kids love rolling them in the sugar and cinnamon mixture for me.My favorite Christmas time cookies are Russian tea cakes. I'm making some on Wednesday. I bake every Wednesday.
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• United States
17 Dec 07
I am sure by now the cookies where so good they are gone. I love snickerdoodle cookies I think they are my favorite.
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• United States
16 Dec 07
My nephew is coming for Christmas and he likes my oatmeal cookies so I am making them.i used to make sugar cookies but mine weren't as good as store bought and after a while ,I just started buying cookies instead.Good luck with your cookies.The main thing is to have fun making them.They are homemade so they don't have to look perfect.
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• United States
15 Dec 07
They are goin gto turn out great. I make homemade cookies every year. My son love sugar cookies so I have to make sure io make at least a dozen of those, and the chocolate walnut, and more. I know you'll do well and they will turn out just fine. You'll going to be hooked on them now. LOL :) HAPPY HOLIDAYS
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Twoey that sounds like a lot of fun.We have a christmas party/birthday party to go to tonight,after that starting tommorro i am going to start my baking.I want to make cookies, candy and some of my Moms famous Pumpkin rolls.I am looking foeward to doing all this baking this coming up week.I have several cookie recipes i want to try and some candy recipes also.I know i want to make some fudge and divinity, and i want to make some sugar cookies ans oatmeal and maybe some fruitcake cookies,and for sure i will make some sand tarts...Good luck on your baking,you will do just fine and you will have lots of fun too.When i start my christmas baking it gets me in the festive mood...Maybe you could put some christmas music on while you are baking.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I used to make cookies for chirstmas they were called All spice cookies and I lost the receipe and now I don tseem to find it any where. but am looking
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• United States
15 Dec 07
Good luck I wish I had to time to try and bake some but just to busy right now
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Dec 07
Best of luck let us all know how they turn out.They sound like they all taste very good.
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Oh, I love the Danish cookies, can you attach some to an e-mail and send them my way?
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
15 Dec 07
Your cookies look great & I could eat the lot. Yummmmy! They make these really fancu cookie cutters nowadays, even sets for kids to bake with. Have you heard of Christmas Mozaic Cookies? CHRISTMAS MOSAIC COOKIE 1 cup butter/marg. softened 1 cup powdered sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 8 oz container of red candied cherries (fruitcake cherries not maraschino) 8 oz container of green candied cherries (fruitcake cherries) 2 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup flour powder sugar for sprinkling Mixing: Roughly chop the red and green cherries and place in small separate bowl. Stir in the 1/4 cup flour into the cherries to keep them from clumping to each other. Set aside for later. With electric mixer at medium, beat the butter until smooth, then add the powdered sugar. Mix well. Add egg and vanilla, and then mix until completely blended. At low speed, slowly add the 2 1/4 cups flour until completely mixed. It will be thick. With a spoon, fold in the chopped cherries until evenly distributed. Separate the dough into two even pieces and shape into logs about 2 inches in diameter and approximately 5-6 inches long. Wrap in wax paper and then seal in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or even overnight. Baking: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease cookies sheets. Slice the logs into 1/4 inch cookie slices and place on cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Let it sit for a minute before removing to cool. Dust lightly with powdered sugar. Tips: When chopping the candies cherries, spray your chef's knife with nonstick to keep the cherries from sticking.
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
15 Dec 07
Hi good luck!Im sure they will taste great.I do not eat alot of cookies but i do intend to make some with my daughter to bring to my mom for christmas and here.Sugar cookies,gingerbread man cookies,cherry snap cookies,holiday delights and also macaroons sprinkled with silver beads(eatable haha). Peanutjar:)
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@raychill (6571)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Sometimes I make Cookies. I usually stick to the basics. Chocolate Chip. Oatmeal. Oatmeal and raisen. Sometimes Chocolate chips and nuts. We never went overboard when I was a kid and I like to keep it simple. I haven't made cookies much lately though as i'm poor and single and they cost moolah!
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