Let's Do A Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange II

Baking By playingwithsugar Updated 15 Nov 2010 , 8:33pm by bobwonderbuns

jescapades Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 3:34pm
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i was wondering about starting now and freezing? are there cookies that can't be frozen, or can you pretty much freeze anything?? thanks!

fiddlesticks Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 4:15pm
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Hey Jes.. I just made the Cherry bon bons that mbpbrighteyes shared in the file and she says they freeze wonderful! They were yummy to ! ( in my photos) I put about 1/2 in the freezer to. I freeze just about everything I think I can ! Fudge, cookies, pb balls , whenI try any new recipe I always put part in the freezer to see how it does then I know for when I reallY need to make it if I can make ahead and freeze.

chassidyg Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 4:43pm
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Jes, Ive read in several cookbooks that every cookie freezes well. Its the raw dough that some dont freeze well.

I wouldnt go longer then 3 months on any cookie in the freezer though, some say you can freeze longer, but I dont think they taste as good. I start now to get us through the holidays.

fiddlesticks Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 4:48pm
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I have never froze decorated cookiee either! I have froze NFSC dough. cut out and then froze on the cookie sheet till I need it ! Not more then a couple weeks though ! I know Cherries freeze fine if you have those any where in a cookie. I freeze those every yr ! Made into candy and cookies!

chassidyg Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 5:17pm
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Choc Chip, Oatmeal Choc chip, Sugar cookie, I believe those doughs freeze well....some of the more fancier cookie doughs do not.

I freeze my choc covered cherry cookies every year, and they are yummy thawed, fresh out of the oven & frozen (I get impatient sometimes icon_smile.gif )

Here is another of our favorites. Not really a "Christmas" recipe, but we love it, I'm making some today!

PB & J bars

Yields: 15 to 18 bars

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or stick margarine, melted

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 cup strawberry jelly (see note below)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the jelly. Beat with an electric beater on medium speed for 2 minutes, or until blended and crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of the peanut butter mixture. Spread the remaining mixture over the bottom of the baking dish. Spread the jelly evenly over the mixture and crumble the reserved peanut butter mixture over the top (With the reserved mix, sometimes I mix in PB chips with it also). Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the topping is golden. Allow to cool completely, then cut into bars and serve.

Note: You can use your favorite flavor of jam or preserves in place of the strawberry jelly

Melvira Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:25am
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Hey guys... http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6166486.html#6166486

Cookies4kids Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 12:32pm
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Just wanted to say that I tried the Coconut Cranberry Chews cookie reipe that may have been posted here. Whoever shared that is a real angel. It has to be one of the best cookies I have ever eaten, so if you come across the recipe--try them. It will be on the top of my list for next year.

Thanks again.

Melvira Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 6:27pm
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Ok, I got those PB&J bars added!

playingwithsugar Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 10:33pm
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Hi, All!

I thought you would give you a little chuckle to go with your Christmas cookies.

Hugs!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

www.consumerfreedom.com/downloads/promotional/2008_christmas_cookie_waiver.pdf

bobwonderbuns Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 5:52pm
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Here's a link to all the recipe links: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6328141.html#6328141

bobwonderbuns Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 2:56am
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Hey everyone, just a brief note to let you know that if you are having trouble finding the recipe links, Heath made it a sticky in the "Recipe Tips and Ideas" forum. Now we'll always know where to find these awesome links. icon_biggrin.gif And thanks to everyone who has contributed such great recipes to them as well!! icon_lol.gif http://www.cakecentral.com/mod.....c&&start=0

tammy712 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 2:56am
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Bump!

Melvira Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 1:18am
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Hey Ladies and Gents!! It's coming up on that time of year again!! Do we have any amazing new recipes to add??? Anything new recpes to blow our socks off???

delisa01 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 1:33am
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Knock your socks off???...Macarons!!!

This is the recipe I followed the one time I made them, but boy oh boy I will be making these again:

http://engineerbaker.blogspot.com/2009/01/mocha-hazelnut-macarons.html

Melvira Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 1:40am
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Alright, we got the ball rolling! Awesome! Thank you so much!

sandra05 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 4:33pm
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I'm having a cookie exchange party at work. the week before thanks giving any great ideas on how to make the invitations fun? i bought festive harvest sheets of paper to post the invitations all around .

7yyrt Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 5:55pm
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Have you checked over at Robin's Web? They even have a message board dedicated to cookie swaps.
http://www.robinsweb.com/cookies/

playingwithsugar Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 1:19am
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I love the smell of cardamom, especially when heated in the oven. It gives the home such a welcoming fragrance. Combined with brown sugar, the aroma of comfort abounds.

Enjoy!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Brown Sugar Cardamom Cookies

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed (light or dark)
1 egg white, cooked slightly
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/8 tsp. salt
nonstick vegetable spray
1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tbsp. skim milk or soy milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg white, lemon juice and half the vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Sift together flour, cardamom and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture. Beat well until mixture forms a soft dough. Transfer dough into bottom of an 8 inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 35-40 minutes. Cut immediately into squares. Cool completely on wire rack. Combine powdered sugar, milk and remaining vanilla in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Drizzle over cookies. Serves 12.

Melvira Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 1:47am
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Ok my friends, I've added the Macaroons and BS Cardamom cookies, as well as the Robin's Web link. I am so glad to see this thread revived through another XMas season. I have a cookie exchange party coming up myself and I plan to knock their socks off! With the help of my awesome CC cronies!

Lita829 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 2:06am
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WOW...there are some yummy sounding recipes in this thread icon_smile.gif . Here is the link to my Oatmeal Explosion Cookies.

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7479/darlitas-oatmeal-explosion-cookies

I hope you can use the recipe!

delisa01 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:17pm
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Thanks for posting that recipe Theresa. I've had cardamon cookies one time a couple of years ago and I still dream about them. I will definitely be trying your recipe.

fiddlesticks Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 11:05pm
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Oh good!! Im so glad this thread is up and running again!!
Its that time of yr!!

DRose Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 5:48am
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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

1/2 cup butter,softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 pound ricotta cheese
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease cookie sheets.

In medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat eggs in, one at at time to creamed mixture, reduce mixer speed to low, add vanilla and ricotta cheese. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to cheese mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoons, 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until edges are golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting

2 Tablespoons butter softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons milk

In medium bowl, cream together, butter and powdered sugar, beat in vanilla and milk gradually until a spreadable consistency is reached. Frost cooled cookies.

DRose Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 6:09am
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Fruit 'N Nut Drops

1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup candied cherry halves

walnut halves

Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar in large bowl wih electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg, add flour, baking soda and salt; mix until well blended. Stir in dates, chopped walnuts and cherries.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets; top each with walnut half.

Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Makes about 4 dozen.

fiddlesticks Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:41pm
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Those sound delicious DRose,thanks for sharing !

Melvira Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:53pm
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Mmmmm ricotta cheese cookies! Thank you!! Adding these right now to the file!

clama Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 5:46pm
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Yes, christmas recipe exchange, I have a lot of christmas recipes, I'm going to look for them I also found new recipes in this free recipes site, I'll try them and then posted the best ones for you. icon_smile.gif

cookiemama2 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 6:52pm
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Here's a site I have been sent recently.
I haven't had a chance to try any though.
http://www.northpole.com/Kitchen/

Melvira Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:06am
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The North Pole recipe site is already on the cookie exchange document, but thank you so much for reminding us about it. It has so many recipes it boggles the mind!! I'd love to go through and make every single one of them! (And eat them too! hahaha!)

GrandmaG Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 12:23pm
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Could you remind me who has the file link for the cookies? I have the recipes from last year but I don't remember where I got the link. TIA

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