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Christmas cookies

Last post Sun, Dec 22 2013 7:15 PM by Gayla57. 26 replies.
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  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 1:00 PM

    • gayla50
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    Christmas cookies

     what cookies do you make for the holiday ?

    Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

    1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup butter, room temperature
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    2 tablespoons buttermilk
    2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon red food coloring

    For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

    1 pound cream cheese, softened
    2 sticks butter, softened
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    4 cups powdered sugar
    3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, optional

    Preheat oven to 375.
    Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

    Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Then beat in the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and red food coloring. Once combined, add the dry ingredients to wet. Mix until thoroughly combined.

    Onto a parchment lined sheet tray, drop batter using an ice cream scoop, forming 2-inch round circles.

    Bake for 10 minutes, until baked through. Cookies should be cake-like and light. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

    For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

    In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

    Spread the cream cheese frosting between 2 cooled cookies and roll the edges in finely chopped pecans, if desired

    12 to 15 sandwiches

    Gayla

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  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 1:02 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Christmas cookies

    Chocolate Snowballs

    1 1/4 cups butter
    2/3 cup white sugar
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    2 cups flour
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 cups chopped pecans
    1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
    for decoration

    In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

    Stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt, and cocoa; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans until well blended.

    Cover, and chill for at least 2 hours.

    Preheat oven to 350 . Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Place on un-greased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

    Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven. Roll in confectioners' sugar when cooled

    Gayla

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  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 1:10 PM In reply to

    • Lee
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    Re: Christmas cookies

    I only make one kind of cookie year round and that's chocolate chip toffee cookie.  I prefer candy making and I make several types to give.  Peanut butter bon bons, cinnamon hard candy, English toffee and Martha Washingtons.  I plate these up and give to my neighbors and leave trays of them in our breakroom throughout the month of December.  We have a lot of starving college students in our company that appreciate anything homemade. 

  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 1:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Christmas cookies

    Lee would you please share the recipes the cookies sound wonderful and I and am sure others would love some new candy recipes

    Gayla

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  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 2:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: Christmas cookies

    White Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe

    1 pound white chocolate
    1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
    1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
    1 cup unsalted peanuts
    1 cup toasted rice cereal

    Melt the white chocolate in a baking pan in a 200 oven. Remove from oven and stir in the peanut butter. Stir in marshmallows, peanuts and toasted rice cereal. Drop by small spoonfuls onto wax paper to cool. Store in a covered container in a cool place.

    Gayla

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  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 2:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Christmas cookies

    Sure, the toffee cookies are always a hit and people are always surprised to hear how easy they are.

    Chop up Heath candy bars into small pieces.  Roll chocolate chip cookie dough, homemade is good however the tub of Toll House dough works well also.  Roll into 1 in. balls and then roll balls in the crushed candy bar and squeeze the ball to mix it around. Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes. 

    The chocolate snowballs sound wonderful. 

    I will get the candy recipes tonight when I get home from work and post them tomorrow.  The cinnamon candy is the recipe that comes on the bottle of the cinnamon oil made by Lorann's. 

     

  • Thu, Dec 6 2012 11:51 AM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: Christmas cookies

    lots of ideas

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  • Sat, Dec 8 2012 1:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Christmas cookies

    Found this recipe for a basic cookie mix,,then add additional ingredients for different cookies

    4 cookies from 1 mix
    The mix:
    4 c. flour
    1-1/4 c. sugar
    1-1/4 c. brown sugar
    3 t. baking soda
    1-1/2 t. salt
    1-1/2 c. shortening
    Mix dry goods cut in shortening until all is crumbly. Store in tight container.

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    2-1/2 c. mix
    2 t. vanilla
    1 egg
    1 c. chocolate chips

    Spice Cookies

    2-1/2 c. mix
    1 egg
    1 t. lemon extract
    1/2 c. raisins
    1/2 c. nuts
    1 t. cinnamon or allspice

    Peanut Butter Cookies[/b

    2 c. mix
    1/2 c. peanut butter
    1 egg
    1 t. vanilla

    [b]Banana Cookies

    2-1/2 c. mix
    1/2 c. mashed banana
    1-1/2 t. vanilla
    1 egg
    1/2 c. nuts

    All cookie recipes should be baked in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes

     

    Gayla

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  • Sat, Dec 8 2012 1:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: Christmas cookies

    Pudding no bake cookies

    an alternative to regular no bake cookies

    1 1/2 cups sugar
    3/4 cups butter
    6 oz. (which is half a can) sweetened condensed milk
    1 box (3.4 oz) instant pudding -- chocolate, butterscotch, your fav
    3 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal

    Combine sugar, butter, and milk in sauce pan
    bring to boil and then boil 2 minutes.
    Mix oatmeal and pudding in big bowl
    Pour in the sugar/butter mixture and mix well.
    Drop onto cookie sheets lined with waxed paper.
    Allow to set.

    Gayla

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  • Sat, Dec 8 2012 1:04 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Christmas cookies


    Forgotten Cookies

    2 egg whites
    2/3 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup chocolate chips

    Heat oven to 350. Make a stiff meringue of first 3 ingredients. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonful on foil covered cookie sheets. Place all cookie sheets in oven. Turn oven OFF and do not open till morning

    Gayla

    Officially Recognized Stretchpert in Frugal Food and Cooking and in Slow Cooker Foods



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