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LesleyKnits
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USA
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  09:27:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit LesleyKnits's Homepage Send LesleyKnits a Private Message
Now that Thanksgiving is over I'm starting to think about holiday baking and what I'd like to do this year.

Old Favorites
1. Crescent cookies
2. Sugar cookies with green/red sugar
3. Peppermint bark (with chocolate layer on bottom of course!)
4. Mini chocolate peanut butter cups

Some New Ones
1. Anise seed cookies (frosted and sprinkled with nonpareils)
2. Cut-out sugar cookies using a cookie press

What are you making this year?

truly violet
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  09:37:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
normally I start with gingerbread man
and women
then
butter cookies
maple leaf cookies
sugar cookies
eggnog cookies
snickerdoodles ( cause EVERYONE loves them)
and press cookies
if I am really feeling ambituous....
peanutbutter cookies
and thumb prints

I really should bake mom's chocolate chip cookies.... they are legendary....
a dark dough with so many nuts and chips that there actually is very little cookie.
but I hate chocolate and the recipe calls for 10 pounds of flour
3 pounds of white sugar

see what I mean???

who the hell is going to EAT all them damn cookies?
( they do keep forever and everyone loves them but you really can only eat one or two at a time)

vi
who could use a hand in the kitchen **hint hint***

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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kbjclj
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  09:39:25 AM  Show Profile Send kbjclj a Private Message
The traditional Christmas sweets in our house are:

shortbread jam thumbprint cookies
Hershey's kisses in peanut butter cookies
frosted sugar cookies
lemon bars
chocolate peanut butter candy

I haven't made in several years but might this year, peanut butter cookies that look like reindeer. Mini pretzle twists for the antlers, a red hot nose and raisin eyes. My 5 and 3 year olds would have fun making them, I think.

Carissa
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Lanea
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  09:46:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
This year, I'm adding the Danish chocolate-hazelnut cake I made for the first time this weekend. Heavenly. Well, and the woman who makes it moved to California, so it's the only way we can have the cake.

I'll also make:
chocolate chip cookies
Mexican chocolate cookies
My great-Grandmother's Almond cake
Cinnamon rolls
Pumpkin pie
Cheesecake

And this year, a friend and I want to make ginger-bread Stonehenge. Cuz someone has to.

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WendyB
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  10:02:00 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
I made this Fall Apple Bavarian Cheesecake for the first time for Thanksgiving. It was a huge hit. My daughter-in-law said she was dreaming about coming home and eating some cheesecake all day at work. It is easy to prepare, and can be made ahead of time.

I used storebought graham cracker crusts, light cream cheese, and less than a whole apple (Washington State Golden Delicious...mmmmm!) per cheesecake.

Funny thing, as I was going out the door, the paper bag with two of these in it broke, dumping the cheesecakes upside-down in the freshly fallen snow. Well, I grabbed them and quickly brushed the snow off, and nobody knew the difference (whew).

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mokey
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  10:08:05 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
vi, if you hate chocolate what about using white chocolate or butterscotch chips?

I make gingerbread cookies year round but make them extra spicy for the holidays. I am not making tons of stuff this year becasue we will be gone for two weeks. I actually went to a craft show and bought $150.00 worth of cookies from the Mennonites to give as gifts to hubby's family.

For my own family I will make:

Zitronen Ringen - a zesty lemon cookie
Springerle - anise flavoured
keksy - a Slovak sugar cookie
makovnik - poppy seed filled bread
orechovnik - nut filled bread
butter tarts - national delicacy
Empire biscuits - sugar cookie with almond icing

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KellyKnits
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  10:18:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
I make cookies with my mom
some dipped chocolate mint
chocolate peanut butter
almond cut outs
st. nicholas cookies
and this year I'm trying cherry snowballs..

Kelly
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LesleyKnits
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  10:30:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit LesleyKnits's Homepage Send LesleyKnits a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Lanea


And this year, a friend and I want to make ginger-bread Stonehenge. Cuz someone has to.

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truly violet
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  10:37:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
I would be blasted from the great beyond if I messed with momma's recipe
and bernie would NEVER forgive me

( you think my dead parents nag the sh*t out of me now..... oh my..... them cookies are SACRED in our family)

so it is easier not to make them
besides the recipe makes a gazillion of them
and I have NO place to put them

( the notes on them start with 'wash a white sheet, and spread it on the big bed')

besides I think what I do now is more then enough no???

I will also sometimes make popcorn balls
and occationally nut brittle

carole, my friend from the goaties....she makes chocolates...

bernie loves her chocolates
he can get his chocolate fix over there

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  11:53:18 AM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message
I make candies every year instead of cookies. This years list is:

Caramels
Candied pecan's
Some sort of brittle, maybe cashew this year.
Truffles, probably raspberry, mint and white russian
And I always pick a new recipe to try, I'm thinking Molasses chews this year.

Jayme
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Knit kitty
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  11:59:20 AM  Show Profile Send Knit kitty a Private Message
This year will not be as busy as most. So far, I am planning to bake:
Vanillekipfeln (Austrian Almond Crescents)
Pecan Tassies (tiny one-bite pecan tarts)
Gingerbread cookies (for the kids)
Sugar cookies (DH's fave)
Eight-Trick Butter Cookies
and I'll also make a few batches of peanut brittle.
I love holiday baking, but I sure do wish these things had fewer calories!

~Rebecca

"Nothing, why?"
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autumns daughter
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  12:09:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit autumns daughter's Homepage Send autumns daughter a Private Message
Vi,
would you be willing to share your eggnog cookie recipe?
And I'm going to make cookies for a cookie exchange, but I can't decide which cookie to make- maybe molasses-oatmeal? Or ginger snaps?


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Crey
Seriously Hooked

827 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2005 :  12:12:11 PM  Show Profile Send Crey a Private Message
Here's my list:
gingerbread houses (5 for DS's party)
ginger roll out cookies
oatmeal lacies
stollen
chocolate somethings that I can't remember the name of (DH's favorite)
candied grapefruit rind
dried apricots dipped in chocolate (ok - my favorite)
orange tea bread
some sort of candy that I'll experiment with - when will I do all this? gingerbread houses are cooked for a couple of weeks before I go to work in the morning - the rest are mixed in with other holiday fun - oh - I do love Christmas!! - Crey


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truly violet
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  12:26:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by jaymeKnits

I make candies every year instead of cookies. This years list is:

Caramels
Candied pecan's
Some sort of brittle, maybe cashew this year.
Truffles, probably raspberry, mint and white russian
And I always pick a new recipe to try, I'm thinking Molasses chews this year.

Jayme



and I am on your holiday list right??
on the NICE list that gets the HUGE box???

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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Sher
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  2:03:49 PM  Show Profile  Send Sher a Yahoo! Message Send Sher a Private Message
I make cookies for us as well as batches for DH to take to the various offices of the firms with which he consults. (One lady calls my Russian Tea Cakes, "Orga$m drops!! She is of the age and dispostition that she can get away with it!! The guys in the office just told my DH last year after sending them over for about five!!)
Spritz; Chocolate chip, molassas and a chocolate cookie with mini M & Ms.
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klfrazier
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  2:14:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit klfrazier's Homepage Send klfrazier a Private Message
DH will be making his traditionally awful sugar cookies. Try as I might, I can't convince him to find a new recipe. Ah well.

I'm also going to make:
fudge
turtzels
gingerbread cookies
cinnammon rolls
puppie chow
gourmet-like caramel apples
millionaire shortbread
?

I'm still working on the list! I LOVE this time of year, and I LOVE to make candy and bake cookies. I try to do as much as possible because I get the pleasure of making it - but it goes out the door so that I'm not constantly exposed to temptations.

Kristin
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truly violet
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  2:24:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
1/2 pound unsalted butter ( two sticks)
1 cup superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup eggnog
1 egg
2 1/2 cups bleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring or light rum

cream the butter with the sugar
then beat in the eggs
and the flavoring

sift the baking powder with the flour and the nutmeg

mix the wet with the dry

I refridgerate it a couple hours then roll it out and cut it with cookie cutters

bake about 7-10 minutes at 375

I like it just coloring around the edges.

vi

let me know how you like it????

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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mokey
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  2:40:31 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
What are:


quote:
Originally posted by klfrazier

turtzels
puppie chow
millionaire shortbread




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KellyKnits
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  3:04:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
puppy chow - is chex with a mixture of peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar.


Kelly
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mokey
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  3:15:42 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
ewwwwwwww I wish I hadn't asked!

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autumns daughter
Chatty Knitter

267 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2005 :  3:34:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit autumns daughter's Homepage Send autumns daughter a Private Message
mokey- I've had puppy chow- its a comfort food for me- you ought to try it sometime!
And vi- thank you so much! I have a cold right now, so I'll give it a shot after I'm not germ-ridden.


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