Christmas Cookies 2012
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 1:12 PM Last Post By: sashac001
Nov 17, 2012 8:05 AM
Christmas Cookies 2012Baking time is still a few weeks away, but I've started the list. Here's what I've got, so far. Are you planning any new ones this year, or staying with "old favorites".
Anzac Biscuits (coconut, oatmeal, no-egg) - new this year( with thanks to GS poster ohwell), have made 2 batches this fall for us and like them so well I want to share with others.
Chocolate covered cherry cookies
Rich Sugar cookies or Ethels Sugar Cookies cutouts - do some as stars with smaller star indent and red or pineapple or orange marmalade in indent.
Cream Wafers - have had the recipe for years, a friend used to bring to potluck at work. I've never made these myself so these are "new to me"
Edited by: Midwesterner to credit ohwell for the Anzac Biscuits recipe
Nov 17, 2012 4:33 PM
1My tried and true. But it's a large list and i usually have choose a few to leave out.
The definites: Caraway stars, 3X ginger cookies, pizzelles, tiny peppernuts, walnut (or pecan) shortbread balls, fruitcake bars, and one whose name I don't know. We cA slightly cakey cookie with a chocolate mint piece in the centre and a walnut half on the top.)
Nov 18, 2012 12:20 PM
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Nov 19, 2012 9:56 AM
5OPing about Xmas on 17 Nov could only ever be a U.S. thing
Our local grocery store has a plethora of cute little Christmas trees outside their door. Sometimes instanity reigns supreme here in the US of A.
I haven't baked Christmas cookies for a long time. My daughter doesn't eat them like she used to and I end up eating them, which I really don't need. When I did I made it simple with boring sugar cookies and chocolate chip. My favorite is seven layer cookies, I love those.
Nov 21, 2012 10:56 AM
6Do you bake gifts for others? What do you send / deliver locally?
I do, indeed, Mw - this year it's chocolate-coated shortbread: organic flour and Fairtrade 85% cocoa Peruvian dark chocolate are among the ingredients.
Nov 21, 2012 2:08 PM
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Dec 6, 2012 1:59 AM
10I found a bunch of cookie recipes I liked the look of, in a cookbook from the 1950s that I'm reading. I am scheduling two for this Christmas season and the rest for later. They include molasses cookies, crackle cookies and spiced peppermint cookies made with crushed candy canes. I'd also like to try Anzac biscuits.
My mother makes gingerbread cookies, vanilla cookies with chocolate and oatmeal cookies.
Dec 6, 2012 7:56 AM
11I got a new cookbook last week, and also re-checked my Try These list. I am resisting temptation to add all of them, but Lady Locks example pic would be an unusual shape and Popcorn Cookies one recipe a fun new experiment. I'll probably make some of the sugar cookie dough into "Elves on a Log" -- M&M's on a cylinder-shaped cookie.
Dec 15, 2012 5:10 PM
12Whew - cookies mailed to the family, and now I'll do a second much smaller round of baking to fill-in for us, dinner guests and neighbors. Plenty of molasses ginger ones still here, but (as I'd estimated) no oatmeal raisin ones. I knew I'd need another batch and easily can make those in an hour -- years of practice pays off.
At the last, I got lured by a quick-sounding macroon (coconut, sherbet, boxed cake mix) recipe and made that, then didn't have time for the Anzac biscuits before the boxes needed to get out the door. Oh, well. I'll make a batch for us / neighbors now. And perhaps plan to take a freshly baked batch to the next family get-together in May. Both the sherbet-coconut cookie and the cream wafer recipes are getting marked as once & done -- neither was good enough overall to merit the work involved.
As I tallied up the groceries needed for my baking sprint, I thought how useful this could be as a series of arithmatic problem for 6th graders. Real-world stuff. All the fractions, additions, conversions of cups of butter to pounds or sticks, and pounds of flour / sugar into cups, counts of eggs into dozens. Not to mention what it takes to be sure measurements of spices are correct when you want to make a double-batch. Is it easier for cooks who use the metric system?
Dec 15, 2012 5:46 PM
13I've got the Triple Ginger ginger cookies done as well as the chocolate-mint surprises, the chocolate crackles, the caraway cut-outs, the pecan shortbread balls and Aunt Bernie's twists finished. (And the latter are almost gone) Just the pizzelles and the gluten-free hazelnut cookies and the tozzetti to go. Most will be given next Fri. for Solstice. A few mailed later but the family aren't fussy about arrival dates ( One of those runs-in-the-family things, thank goodness. If it's after New Year's we use red wrapping and call it Valentine's stuff.) Bake on!
Dec 15, 2012 8:50 PM
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