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Allrecipes Cookie Countdown - check out the photos! 
Dec. 8, 2009 11:38 am 
Updated: Dec. 15, 2009 1:36 pm
This year, we thought we'd mix it up at work and do a spin on the usual Cookie Countdown. Every day this month we're baking and sending four dozen cookies to a soldier overseas. I'll update this blog post with photos of the baking adventures as well as any submitted from families (with permission of course!). It will also include the recipient of each day and all the extra cookies that get shipped out!

We've had an overwhelming response to this - both with addresses and requests to help. If you'd like to do either, please email me at

Happy Holidays!

December 1, Day One recipient -- Special Forces Aviation Unit will receive Pecan Sandies

December 2, Day Two recipient -- SPC Samantha Hinkley will receive Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

December 3, Day Three recipient -- SSgt Dustin A. Hinds will receive Ice Cream Kolacky cookies

December 4, Day Four recipient -- M. DePue will receive Pecan Pie Bars

December 5, Day Five recipient -- CW2 Stephen Dennis will receive Oatmeal Crispies I

December 6, Day Six recipient -- Capt. Wade Wallace will receive Russian Tea Cakes

December 7, Day Seven recipient -- SPC Keith Sanders will receive Linzer Tart Cookies

December 8, Day Eight recipient -- SSgt Dismas Dillree, nominated by Bostonmama, will receive Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

December 9, Day Nine recipient -- Ryan Ashley, nominated by Kate Harrington, will receive Coconut Macaroons

December 10, Day Ten recipient -- SGT Max Cobb, nominated by lilith32, will receive Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

December 11, Day Eleven recipient -- Elijah Anderson, nominated by a friend on Facebook, will receive Soft Christmas Cookies

December 12, Day Twelve recipient -- CW4 Loyd E. Gaskins, nominated by a friend on Facebook, will receive Peanut Blossoms II

December 13, Day Thirteen recipient -- SGT Jaime C. Ramirez, nominated lizzieslittleliah, will receive Rosettes I

December 14, Day Fourteen recipient -- Michael Salsman, nominated by a friend on Facebook, will receive Viennese Crescent Holiday Cookies

{Allrecipeeps baking away}




{Allrecipes Community Members Baking Away}

{Angela W. baking for Richard C.}

{Janice W & friends baking for Dillion D}

{Petey D baking for John G}

Dec. 8, 2009 12:29 pm
Thanks AR! My BIL Dustin will really appreciate the cookies and so will his buddies!
Dec. 9, 2009 2:14 pm
This is my problem, I am making Houses for the grandkids to decorate for x-mas. I need a sugar cookie recipe to use that is stiff and solid enough to take the abuse. I've used graham crackers, and gingerbread. But they really like the sugar cookies. Can you recommend one I can use because I've lost the one I had from last year? The Sugar cookie houses look really great and they decorate better for them. Can anyone help me to find one before this weekend. I will bake them put them together before they get here for the party so any help so I won't have to do trial and error on a fixed income. I have been looking at the ones on this site and so many to choose from makes it very difficult PLEASE HELP, PLEASE HELP. LOL
Dec. 15, 2009 1:17 pm
Glynn - I asked a member of our editorial team and this is what she suggested: I think her best bet is The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies recipe. She should roll it out so it’s fairly thick (a little more than ΒΌ inch), use the gingerbread house template to cut it into shapes, and let it chill for half an hour before baking. Bake it until the edges are golden; the centers of the cookie pieces should start to show a little color, too. (It needs to bake long enough to ensure it’ll be crisp. Let the pieces cool on the baking sheets for about ten minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Good luck—and post a photo! -Frances
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