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Favourite Christmas Cookies?

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posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 05:26 AM
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a reply to: darkwingduck

I'd never heard of church windows! They look a lot like a square my own Gram made. ❤ Grams are a treasure.




posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 05:33 AM
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I like decorated Sugar Cookies like these. I'm not saying I'd like this recipe but I imagine they are good. Definitely no sprinkles please. Most of the time I like a soft chewy cookie but these I like to be crisp and dry.
Christmas Sugar Cookies

And I absolutely love Sugar Cinnamon Pecans if they are done right. Some call them Praline Pecans.
Again I haven't tried this recipe but they look more like the ones my Step Mom used to make.
Praline Pecans



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: drussell41

Dominostein is so good! I've only had it once. I don't think I have the patience to make it.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

That's why you have them in a glass of milk.. dip them in, and sop down the gooey remnants of said dry biscuit.

Yes biscuit... I will never fall for your dire biscuits and gravy.. they taste horrible in a glass of milk.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 08:08 AM
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Raisin filled sugar cookies.
My grandmother made the best ones (IMO).
My mom came in second.
They are very moist when they are made right, so they have a very short shelf life... they tend to mold quickly.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: ketsuko

Yes!!! Cayenne in the gingersnaps! I love a spicy gingersnaps, especially when they're snappy, but also retain that chewy texture.


Mine do that especially if you leave a piece of bread in the storage container. We found that out when I was trying get the hang of snickerdoodles.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 08:51 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Moms are in a bad place compared to grandmas.

First it's because grandma has practice; then it's because grandma lives in your memories even though mom is getting that practice. If she persists though, mom will be a legend to her own grandchildren.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: butcherguy

Moms are in a bad place compared to grandmas.

First it's because grandma has practice; then it's because grandma lives in your memories even though mom is getting that practice. If she persists though, mom will be a legend to her own grandchildren.

You are correct about the moms lagging behind the grandmas.
Alas, my mom will not be able to catch up. She has advanced Alzheimers and her baking days are behind her.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: butcherguy

Moms are in a bad place compared to grandmas.

First it's because grandma has practice; then it's because grandma lives in your memories even though mom is getting that practice. If she persists though, mom will be a legend to her own grandchildren.

You are correct about the moms lagging behind the grandmas.
Alas, my mom will not be able to catch up. She has advanced Alzheimers and her baking days are behind her.


Oh I'm sorry to hear that.

My baking grandma got Alzheimer's. I will never know if I might have earned her approval with my skills or not. I wasn't as close with her as I was with my fruitcake grandma, but I like to think that somewhere, she approves of my skills.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 12:05 PM
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Hey they look great! The peppermint sounds rebellious and interesting and gave me an idea.

If you only had made this thread a week earlier I could have shared a picture. I made so many different sorts in huge amounts but they are all given away and gone now.

Used up around eight to ten pounds of flour and two trays of eggs, a few pounds of butter and of course toy sized truckloads of different sugars. Not sure about the final amounts because I bought and baked in stages.

All gone!



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: Sheye
a reply to: Lumenari




My favorite for Christmas the last 50 years or so was a family divinity recipe.


May I ask what divinity is ? Never heard of it.. sounds divine ! 😊


It's a Southern Christmas treat.


Done right it is light and fluffy and heavenly.

I've tried some store-bought versions but they have all tasted like vanilla fudge...




posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: drussell41

Dominostein is so good! I've only had it once. I don't think I have the patience to make it.


I've only made it one time, and it was SO rough. My brother-in-law loved it tho.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

That looks similar to a thing my mom makes. She makes a sort of meringue with peanuts in it that she puts on soda crackers and bakes. She calls them margarites.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: Sheye
a reply to: Lumenari




My favorite for Christmas the last 50 years or so was a family divinity recipe.


May I ask what divinity is ? Never heard of it.. sounds divine ! 😊


It's a Southern Christmas treat.


Done right it is light and fluffy and heavenly.

I've tried some store-bought versions but they have all tasted like vanilla fudge...



They look a lot like my mother’s merengue cookies. Those were melt in your mouth good, though incredibly sweet.
Hopefully someday I will get to try a well made divinity cookie. They look really good !



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 04:51 PM
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I suspect it's something that may have different spin-off versions floating around.



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 05:46 PM
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posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 06:41 PM
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Everyones cookies look glorious!

Kolacky's
Here's the ones I do, but with a twist. The difference is instead of the recommended fillings I use Orange Marmalade.
(the jarred jelly kind from the store) Plus I get the good large square grains of sugar from the bakery to make them look more store-bought.

It was a revelation to me when I first made them that you used confectioners sugar instead of more flour to roll them out. Between that, the cream cheese and the orange marmalade, people hit them like someone yelled "open Bar!!!"
Now I'm stuck making them until I die.
Every Christmas.

www.epicurious.com...
edit on 16-12-2019 by Caver78 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2019 @ 10:25 PM
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Love those little bundles!!



posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 06:53 PM
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This was the easiest most fool proof recipe I've ever found.
Lets face facts. In all reality I do best with meats an veggies, I am NOT a baker. However this recipe made a liar out of me an now my family thinks I quite possibly "sneak bake" intentionally to get out of holiday treat making.

Let me add, JUST the orange Marmalade works.
Blackberry and Cherry jelly will run all over the place an look even more horrid.
There are really only so many mistakes you can hide by eating them...
ROFL!!!



posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: Lumenari

A cake with... jello!?


Nobody expects it.

Serve them with jello shots.






That sounds as cruel as mixing M&Ms with Skittles.





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