Do you make Christmas cookies?

@NJChicaa (48615)
United States
December 6, 2017 6:38pm CST
Growing up my mother, sister, and I used to or the 3 of us would get together with my 2 aunts and the 5 of us would make a bunch of them. Now that I live with just my husband and the 2 of us don't eat sweets, I don't bother. My sister had this genius idea to do a cookie swap on Saturday when we are all together to make the Christmas ravioli. I get the idea--reduce everyone's workload by sharing cookies. I decided to make my absolute favorite Christmas cookie: walnut balls. They are actually almost savory like shortbread and very buttery. You roll them in confectioner's sugar when they come out of the oven but that doesn't make them overly sweet. It will be nice to have a couple of them hanging around the house to have with a cup of coffee. That being said, I don't think I'll be taking my share of the cookies from the cookie swap. Or, if I have to so as not to offend anyone, I will be bringing them into work and I'll just give them to my students. We will never eat them here.
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@JohnRoberts (67276)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Dec 17
As usual, I am merely a Christmas cookie consumer.
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@NJChicaa (48615)
• United States
7 Dec 17
Slacker
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@JohnRoberts (67276)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Dec 17
@NJChicaa I am no fool!
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@andriaperry (63795)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 Dec 17
I make 4-5 types and give them out as gifts.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
7 Dec 17
I think it's great that you're planning on taking them to work so they don't get wasted. The gift that keeps on giving.
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@NJChicaa (48615)
• United States
7 Dec 17
I always bring that kind of stuff there to give it away.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
7 Dec 17
@NJChicaa I figured as much. Since you aren't a sweets eater. You'd be so proud of me. I bought some Titos tonight.
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@NJChicaa (48615)
• United States
7 Dec 17
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• United States
7 Dec 17
That's a great idea, and then everyone will have a taste of several kinds.
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@rina110383 (24065)
7 Dec 17
Don't know how to prepare them. I love eating them.
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@maezee (34549)
• United States
7 Dec 17
That sounds like a good plan.
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@1creekgirl (13046)
• United States
7 Dec 17
Your walnut cookies sound like my pecan balls. It's plain flour, white sugar, vanilla, butter, and chopped pecans. Then rolled in powdered sugar while warm. I love those!
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@NJChicaa (48615)
• United States
7 Dec 17
Same thing. Just different different nuts.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
7 Dec 17
My mom use to make walnut balls. I havent had them in years.
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@NJChicaa (48615)
• United States
7 Dec 17
They are my favorites
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@yanzalong (10171)
• Indonesia
7 Dec 17
Two of my coworkers do. I don't.
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@kobesbuddy (59579)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Dec 17
I'm a diabetic and Jay's on a reduction diet, so this year I won't be baking sweets.
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@franxav (5939)
7 Dec 17
Last week before Christmas will be cookie frying days and children and their mother will be at it in the kitchen. Our Christmas in not complete without cookies.
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