i was wondering about starting now and freezing? are there cookies that can't be frozen, or can you pretty much freeze anything?? thanks!
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.
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.
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!
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 )
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
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 cup strawberry jelly (see note below)
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
Hey guys... http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6166486.html#6166486
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.
Ok, I got those PB&J bars added!
I thought you would give you a little chuckle to go with your Christmas cookies.
Here's a link to all the recipe links: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6328141.html#6328141
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. And thanks to everyone who has contributed such great recipes to them as well!! http://www.cakecentral.com/mod.....c&&start=0
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???
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:
Alright, we got the ball rolling! Awesome! Thank you so much!
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 .
Have you checked over at Robin's Web? They even have a message board dedicated to cookie swaps.
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.
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.
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!
WOW...there are some yummy sounding recipes in this thread . Here is the link to my Oatmeal Explosion Cookies.
I hope you can use the recipe!
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.
Oh good!! Im so glad this thread is up and running again!!
Its that time of yr!!
Ricotta Cheese Cookies
1/2 cup butter,softened
1 cup sugar
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.
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.
Fruit 'N Nut Drops
1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
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
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.
Those sound delicious DRose,thanks for sharing !
Mmmmm ricotta cheese cookies! Thank you!! Adding these right now to the file!
Here's a site I have been sent recently.
I haven't had a chance to try any though.
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!)
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