What kind of cookies?

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Busy bee

This is my go to cookie recipe. They are actually more of a ginger cookie instead of molasses. I double the ginger and cloves.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/9311/molasses-cookies/

They keep very well. I always throw in a peice of white bread into the cookie box to keep them soft and chewy.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

These are my favorite- cherry cookies with a chocolate kiss on top. They are easy, and taste amazing! (I like them with dark chocolate kisses!)

Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

9 dozen? I’d pick a recipe that will be a bit on the easy side – i.e., nothing too labor intensive.

If this is a traditional family activity, can you find our if there are any cookie recipes or types that other family members basically “own” (IE, Aunt Susan’s jam thumbprints) so you don’t show up with a duplicate or competing version of a family favorite.

Otherwise… how about Lizzies? They’re my favorite holiday cookie. Kind of like a bite size fruitcake, and they’re fast and easy to make.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Macarons are pretty tricky and finicky so I probably wouldn’t do those unless you’ve done them before.  Also, very labor intensive.  What about raspberry almond thumbprints? Those are one of my favorite holiday cookies- https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/12/12/raspberry-almond-thumbprint-cookies/

Or these https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/cranberry-bliss-cookies
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/11/22/soft-baked-white-chocolate-chip-cranberry-cookies/  
https://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2014/11/10/white-chocolate-dipped-cranberry-oatmeal-cookies/ 

these are amazing but may take up too much space as they spread out if you need 9doz- https://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/30328/Milk-Chocolate-Florentine-Cookies/ 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Awesome version of gingerbread cookies. http://www.marthastewart.com/339353/chewy-chocolate-gingerbread-cookies

These are grown up cookies, kids don’t like them, but they’re so good, plus you could mix up the dough a day or two in advance and then bake them a different day. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pistachio-Cranberry-Icebox-Cookies-236664

These are fun and great for all ages. http://lifemadesimplebakes.com/2014/09/movie-night-chocolate-chip-cookies/

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For 9 dozen, I’d recommend easy ones that don’t require decorating or anything.

Maybe chocolate crinkles or snickerdoodles? Pizzelles are easy, too, if you have a pizzelle iron. Peanut butter cookies with Christmas-colored M&Ms in them are also popular in my group, but that could be an allergy issue.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I didn’t read the rest of the replies.  The answer is snickerdoodles.  It’s always snickerdoodles.  Make sure they’re nice and doughy in the middle.  

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

w100116 :  haha I am also trying to do too much as well with baking!  I have next Monday off and I am literally planning on frosting sugar cookies all day.  I will probably hate myself that day but I still do them every year.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Stick with something simple. Trust me. Last year was my first cookie exchange with my husband’s family (weren’t engaged yet). I made 12 dozen chocolate thumbprints with mint filling because I’m an overachiever in the kitchen and wanted to make a good impression. 12. Freaking. Dozen. 

For the love of all that is good, and your sanity, stick with something simple. 

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