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So what kind of Christmas cookies are you making???

So what kind of Christmas cookies are you making??? 
Dec. 17, 2010 7:12 am 
Updated: Dec. 24, 2010 4:23 am
So each year I make Christmas cookies for my family and friends and each year I find more and more recipes I want to try. Last year I made Coconut macaroons, Chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies, Gingerbread men and some other misc cookies. Well this year I am up to my eyeballs in wonderful cookie recipes and am struggling with which ones to choose!! So I'm wondering what kind of cookies do you guys make? Do you see a particular type of cookie being a hit over another? I swear I must get a different answer from everyone I ask lol. Right now I am considering Molasses cookies, Coconut macaroons, Oatmeal raisin, Russian tea cookies, Raspberry shortbread cookies, Peanut butter cup cookies, Snickerdoodles, Sugar cookies, Ginger cookies, and Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but who knows. So any advice guys, otherwise I will be forced to make (and try) them all which is not good for my kitchen (or my waistline)???
Dec. 17, 2010 8:04 am
I'm making cut-out sugar cookies but, I'm wondering, can I freeze the raw dough? My plans have changed and I can't get to it until until next week. I made the dough yesterday.
Dec. 17, 2010 8:08 am
Yes, absolutely you can freeze it. Just make sure it's wrapped well and doesn't develop freezer burn. You will want to start rolling it out as soon as it's pliable. Cold dough is much easier to handle than slightly warm.
Dec. 17, 2010 8:09 am
You can freeze the dough just be sure to wrap it up very very snug in plastic wrap (I suggest two layers) and when you are ready to use the dough let it sit and defrost to room temp before baking.
Dec. 17, 2010 8:10 am
I'm glad you posted this.. this year I made a TON of cookies. Last night I just finished icing all my Gingerbread men. I tried a new recipe this year - one that I got from this site. It was, by far, the best cookie I've ever eaten in my life... looks and tastes fantastic and if you love shortbread, you'll love it. It's called Raspberry Ribbons and it is beyond belief. I had to make a second batch because my husband ate most of the first... and who can blame him! I used unsalted butter and increased the amount of salt in the recipe.. it was fantastic. And best of all.. it was easy to make.. so easy!
Dec. 17, 2010 8:12 am
Victoria, I've found that if I let my sugar cookies sit to room temperature before baking, they spread out more. If you bake them ice cold, they hold their shape perfectly.. could be my recipe, but the same goes for Gingerbread men as well... just a thought. My sister says she cuts hers out and puts the entire cookie sheet in the refrigerator before baking - just to make sure they are cold going into the oven.
Dec. 17, 2010 9:40 am
You're right. I don't typically make cut outs so it's not a problem for me but I can see how it can affect the cookie if you let it sit too long. I think I will try the raspberry ribbons I saw them a few times and skipped over them opting for the raspberry shortbread thumbprints (haven't made em yet) but heck since I have the ingredients why not make em both. :)
Dec. 17, 2010 10:26 am
By far the most popular cookie I made has been the Fruitcake cookie. I made a batch to send to Afganistan (Marines). They seemed the type to ship well. Just made a second batch for work & home. The element in my stove died when I was about to cook my first batch, but luckily I had my NuWave oven. You really can bake cookies in it. Takes longer (only 12 at a time)Made the coconut macaroons, soft gingersnap (super by the way), Mexican wedding cookies. All good. Happy Holidays to all.
Dec. 17, 2010 6:01 pm
It was my grandmother's Christmas tradition to make cut-out sugar and molasses cookies. I love to hear that someone else is doing it too! The third cookie that is a must-do for me is almond crescents (recipe on back of Solo Almond Filling can label) and the fourth one is rosettes. The other kinds vary from year to year. I try for seven kinds but always fall short of the mark!
Dec. 18, 2010 9:19 pm
Chocolate chip cookies are always a MUST. I also like to try a few new cookies every christmas. This year I made " Chocolate Clouds" from the Hershey cookbook. Made with whipped egg whites, cocoa and choc chips. They were awesome! Merry Christmas everyone!
Dec. 18, 2010 11:44 pm
I am making snickerdoodles. I add a little extra holiday flavor by using red or green sugar to mix with the cinnamon hat the cookies get rolled. They have been a favorite in Christmas baskets for years now.
Dec. 19, 2010 8:39 am
So far I have made Ginger cookies, Coconut macaroons, Snickerdoodles, and Oatmeal chocolate chip if I have the energy I will make a few more later :)
Dec. 24, 2010 4:23 am
Cuts out sugar cookies and my gramma's chocolate pepper cookies. I usually bake 10-12 different kinds, but on those years when I can only bake a couple, those two are the must haves!
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I love to cook and am always trying new recipes. I cook home cooked meals daily, bake regularly and love to entertain. I host large parties and Thanksgiving dinners so I am used to cooking for numerous people.
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Any kind of dessert. I love to bake and make desserts for my family and friends. I always cook to taste and don't mind getting dirty when making a good meal. I am humble enough to take constructive criticism and suggestions for a better and/or easier dish. I also dabble in ethnic foods and try to mix things up as often as I can.
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Baking cookies at Christmas time for family and friends. Cooking Thanksgiving meals for my family and hosting cookout and parties each year.
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Potato salad, Reuben dip, Turkey, Country style steak, Mexican pork casserole, pho, Mexican beef stew, Ceviche, Triple berry shortcake, Coconut cake, coconut macaroons, Pina-Colada cake, Banana nut bread, Banana pudding, Pecan pie bars, Meze dip and more.
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