Cookies for the holidays

@missyd79 (3442)
United States
November 24, 2006 12:59pm CST
What kind of cookies are you making for the holiday season? I am thinking I will Chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin. What other kinds out there are good? I like cut out cookies too but they are too much work.
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• United States
30 Nov 06
I wasn't going to make cookies. I didn't do a lot last year because I was pregnant (just chocolate chips ones) but the year before I did every kind imaginable and enjoyed it. But it was a bigger kitchen and there were chairs, lol. We are in our own apartment this year and we don't have chairs for our kitchen table. My feet and back really start hurting after awhile. But I did go out and buy ingredients to make chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and sugar. I also usually make kolacky (sounds like kolochky). My grandmother used to make them and my mom found a good recipe on the back of the Solo fruit filling. She always said they were hard to make. They aren't hard, just time consuming. 1 cup butter, softened 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened 1 Tbsp milk 1 Tbsp sugar 1 egg yolk 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking powder and the solo filling (one can will be enough for a batch but I like variety so I get different flavors and make more batches, lol). beat butter, cream cheese, milk and sugar until blended. beat in egg yolk. mix flour and baking powder and stir into batter. it makes it really stiff but then you also have to refrigerate the dough for at least an hour otherwise you can't work with it. once it is is cold and stiff divide it in quarters and work each. spread flour on the table and roll the dough to about a 1/4" thick. use a round cookie cutter (or a a 2" round glass works well) to cut as many circles as you can. Keep re-rolling until all the dough is used. place a tsp of filling in the center of each cookie and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. sprinkle with powdered sugar. they are really good. I always make at least 2 batches but they do take a little bit of time. The kids are old enough they can help me with cutting now so that should help.
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
30 Nov 06
oh those sound like what we call kiffles. but we cut the dough into squares and the put the filling in the center and pull two corners (opposite corners) to the center and bake and then sprinkle with the powered suger. they are good, but they are very time consuming.
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• United States
30 Nov 06
Probably the same thing. I think they are traditionally shaped like that but that can be a pain to cut out. The circle method is easier and has the same result. I'm going to make some dough tonight while I'm cooking dinner and stick it in the fridge to roll out tomorrow.
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
30 Nov 06
have fun and take it easy.
@tanaaya (361)
24 Nov 06
This is a type of filled cookie called Maid-of -honour... it's my grandmother's treasured reciepe but here you go... Hope you'll like it... INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon white sugar 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons cream sherry 3/4 cup ground almonds 2 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup butter until smaller than peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of milk at a time over the dough until moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 inch circles using a cookie or biscuit cutter. Press circles into the bottom and up the sides of ungreased mini muffin cups. set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together 2 tablespoons butter, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Beat in the eggs and sherry, then stir in the ground almonds. Place 1/4 teaspoon of jam into the bottom of the lined cups. Cover with 1 tablespoon of the almond mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are lightly browned. Allow to cool slightly before removing from muffin tins to cool on wire racks.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Say that sounds like our Pecan Tassies (well, my sister in law's). They're very good, I'll tell her about using almonds. Almonds are one of the "super foods" (goes good with all that suger!) Your recipe sounds great...
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
flower childe is right that does sound wonderful
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Sugar cookies, rice krispie bars, chocolate chip cookies are all favorites.
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
yummy!
@FraYFaN09 (1560)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I'm making homemade chocolate chip cookies this year... I couldn't figure out what to get my friends and their families so someone gave me the idea to make cookies and that's what I've decided to do!
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
i do that for my sisters and brothers cuz it's cheap and easy and made with love, I usually make up a baskey or a tin with different ones in them
@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Sugar cookies
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
yummy
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• United States
27 Nov 06
I make sugar cookie cut outs and monster cookies ( oatmeal, m &m's, chocolate chips). I also make peanut butter fudge.
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
i see why they are called monster cookies
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@ipanks (892)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 06
ice cream and good soup
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
lol easy way out
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
27 Nov 06
..fudge - a plate of peanut butter fudge
Hi! Every year I get together with my sisters in law, nieces, etc, and we all malke Christmas cookies together. Each person brings two recipes, and they're usually traditional ones we do every year. I always make my family tradition of peanut butter fudge, only I use half the sugar and at least twice the peanut butter, and use the healthy more 'natural' peanut butter. And so I got elected to also make the chocolate fudge... We make dough balls, thumbprints, pecan tassies, seven layer bars, and plain ones in christmas shapes for the kids to paint with frosting. We make up some plates for family members, take some home, and sometimes give some to charity if someone is ambitious enough, that is... It's a very fun day, but thank goodness Christmas cookies only comes once a year!
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
that sounds so much fun!
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@annsweets (2046)
• United States
24 Nov 06
i thinking about doing sugar, peanut butter and oatmeal
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
i love sugar cookies, just hate to do the cut outs
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@disvachic (10125)
• United States
24 Nov 06
my kids want to make gingerbread man cookies for christmas
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
that sounds like too much trouble
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
24 Nov 06
We make sugar cookies,chocolate chip,oatmeal raisin,pecan sandies,butterscotch haystack,strawberry thumbprints and christmas colored rice crispy treats. I can't wait. I bought sugar cookie decorations today!!!
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
sounds like you will be busy
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
sounds like you will be busy
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I get my niece (she's 9) and nephew (he's 11) to come up and help. Otherwise, I don't think it would be as much fun!!
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@scooter1024 (1243)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I made chocolate chip cookies the other night. Today I made no bake cookies and cut out sugar cookies. I want to make some fudge and peanut brittle but dont know if I will get them done or not.
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
18 Dec 06
mmmm sounds so good
@heat2502 (764)
• United States
1 Dec 06
cookies - yummy
I am making whatever the store sells..lol i work all the time so i think i'll just by some holiday cookies for the kids.
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
1 Dec 06
i did that the past couple of years, or i just took some from my mom's house, but this year i feel like being little betty crocker.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
30 Nov 06
butterscotch cookies  - Best butterscotch cookies
I plan on making oatmeal butterscotch cookies. I like to put maple flavoring in them instead of vanilla. My granddaughter will want to make cut out sugar cookies. We also like peanutbutter cookies with the hersy kiss in them
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
30 Nov 06
i am not big on oatmeal or butterscotch, but i guess if you like that, then they are delious.
• United States
29 Nov 06
I think I am going to make italian wedding cookies, gingerbred men, sugar cookie cut outs, chocolate chip walnut, and that's about it =)
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
30 Nov 06
that is alot of different kinds. My aunt just told me a secret of hers and i would have never thought about this, when she wants to bake different cookies on the weekend, she mixes up a different batter each night during the week, and then come saturday she just bakes them all, because the batters will hold in the fridge for a week at a time. I thought that was a great idea.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Tons of different kinds. 4 generations of woman get together every year to make Christmas cookies from this old cook book full of old fashion cookie recipes. It's me, my mom, my grandmother, and my great grandmother all make the cookies to send out to the whole family.
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
30 Nov 06
wow, that is wonderful, i wish my great grandmother was still alive.
@the_vicar (1479)
• United States
28 Nov 06
My favorite is oatmeal raisin cookies.
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
30 Nov 06
that is my boyfriends favorite too, but i don't care for them, but i will make them for him
@lendario (225)
• Brazil
28 Nov 06
i love sugar cook
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
me too
@italofbi (485)
• Brazil
28 Nov 06
i love chocolate
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
28 Nov 06
me too
@stailgate (2364)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I love to make sugar cookies and cutting them out and letting the kids decorate them. It is fun and yummy!!!
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