Post # 1
Does anyone else make Christmas cookies as part of their traditions? My Dad and I always make tons of batches on the 23rd and give them to neighbors as gifts. This year, I made some at my house to give to friends and what not. My favorite Christmas cookies are witches’ hats and ginger snaps.
Anyone else have any ‘different’ Christmas cookies that they make every year?
Post # 3
I’m planning on making some this year – although I’ve never made them for Christmas before! I usually just eat the ones that are given to us, haha.
I want to make almond cookies, molassses sugar cookies, and maybe some macaroons if I don’t fail with the first two 🙂
Post # 4
My dad and I bake our Christmas cookies too 🙂
We only make them once a year and they are just called “Christmas cookies” the dough is flaky and creamy and they are filled with different preserves; its like a mini pastry, but its a cookie! Its one of those family secret recipies, so I can’t share 😉 but they are SOOO good!
Post # 5
I make chocolate dipped pretzel rods and chocolate dipped mint oreos, and sprinkle them with festive sprinkles (or “Jimmys” as they are called here in Boston :)…. Mainly for friends at work, etc… Oh, and I also make those green christmas wreaths out of cornflakes and marshmellows. YUM! I have big plans for the snowstorm this weekend, as you can see 🙂
Post # 6
I don’t yet, but I am marrying into a family where there is a standing (good natured) competition as to how many cookies one bakes. My FMIL usually makes 8 different kinds, FI’s one g-mom makes 12 and his other g-mom usually 15…at least. For my shower I got a ton of baking/cookie paraphernalia, so I guess that means I’ll be participating as well.
Post # 7
My Mom is the cookie queen, she even sells her cookies they are that good.
Tomorrow morning I am going to her house and we are going to make one of my all time favorite cookies, Peach cookies (or Italian Pesche cookies)
And I think we are going to make Russian Torte. It is layers of dough and a cinnamon sugar mixture with honey. It is sort of like baklava but you use a dough instead of filo dough and you put a meringue on top.
Post # 8
I love Christmas cookies! I’m not making as many this year as last year since there’s other stuff going on and I’m trying to finish a quilting project (oh my gosh, I am such a housewife), but I’ve already made almond horns, black pepper chocolate cookies (Peanut’s favorites), gingersnap raspberry sandwiches, and krumkake (kind of like a tuile…they’re Norwegian, made in an iron and rolled). It’s not Christmas without sugar cookies, so I have to make some of those, and probably another 2-3 types. We’ll see 🙂
Post # 9
We make tons! Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger cookies, pistachio thumbprints, cyclops cookies, gooey butter cookies, plus cake balls, and chocolate covered ritz sandwhiches, pretzels and oreos.
Post # 10
Yup we so do this, ginger bread and sugar cookies get made with the kidlets (my son & any of his friends or cousins that are hanging around) my sister and I used to make shortbread, pinwheels, and rum balls together (though she is out on the west coast now so we do it separately).
My mom always makes her own thing, like some sort of squares or bars. mmmm sweets. *mouth waters*
Post # 11
Holy moly, you guys make so many different kinds of cookies! What an awesome variety.
@littlecat: I want to try some of those chocolate dipped mint oreos. Nom, sounds amazing.