(Closed) Recipes Wanted – Christmas Cookies and Treats

posted 10 years ago in Cooking
Post # 19
1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Last year I made a peppermint bark with a chocolate ganache filling. It’ was a hit! And, is now becoming an annual treat. Here’s the recipe… http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/12/look-at-that.html

I have an easy vanilla shortbread recipe, that melts in your mouth. You can top it with anything, or dip half of it in a chocolate ganache. Here it is… http://creamedsugar.blogspot.com/2011/09/vanilla-vanilla-shortbread.html

This pumkin bread is amazing… http://www.quietlikehorses.com/2010/10/warm-pumpkin-bread.html

I’m also made a ton of boozy fruit during the summer. www.punkdomestics.com has some really good recipes. I made 5 quarts of cherry brandy. I’m gifting the brandy and baking a cherry pie, and making a small batch recipe of cherry jam from it. (Something to think about for next year!)

(FYI if you do a lot of baking, make your own vanilla extract. It’s soooo much cheaper! You can get vanilla beans dirt cheap at co-ops, or at Rose Mountian Herbs. Here’s a recipe… http://www.vanillareview.com/make-vanilla-extract/)

Post # 21
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My favorite holiday cookies are really basic, but they are delicious. Enjoy!

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

1 cup margarine or butter, softened

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon almond extract

2-1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ cup raspberry jam


Heat oven to 350°.  Mix margarine/butter, sugars, egg, and almond extract.  Stir in flour and baking powder.  If dough is soft, cover and refrigerate for one hour.Shape dough into 1” balls then flatten on ungreased cookie sheet. Make slight indentation in center and add jam. Bake until edges are light brown, 10-12 minutes.  Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet.May substitute any jam for raspberry and you can use less sugar than suggested above.

Post # 22
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MeiFrancis: Are those sugar cookies soft after you bake them? I’m always on the look out for a sugar cookie that has a solid cookie flavour, and is soft and chewy. Haven’t had any luck yet, so I keep buying the Pillsbury ones.

Post # 23
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a baking blog with all sorts of yummy recipes! Check it out!

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Post # 24
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’ve made all of these, and they get rave reviews:

Samoa Bark (if you like the girl scout cookies, these are AWESOME)

Samoa Bark

Peppermint Sugar cookies

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Saltine toffee candy bark (This is crack. I promise.)


Andes Mint Doodles



Also, don’t underestimate the power of simple things dipped in chocolate. We dip dried apricots in white chocolate and it’s awesome!

Post # 26
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@RahlyRah: Those S’mores cups and Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies look amazing!

Post # 27
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I make shortbread cookies with just flour, sugar, and butter. I hate recipes that add more than that. Then I melt Andes mints in a double broiler and dip the shortbreads into it. Best cookies of my life.

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