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As Promised - Christmas Cookie Recipes

Discussion in 'Fitness, Health & Nutrition' started by suzybeezy, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. suzybeezy

    suzybeezy Reports Manager Supporter

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    Is this the recipe you're looking for?


    Russian Tea Cakes (also called Wedding cookies or Snowballs)

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
    DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. I also like to roll mine in the confectioner's sugar a second time.

     
  2. mizangelwolf

    mizangelwolf ~ Queen Ainirácamë of Laminin ~

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    That sounds like a good idea, mine are always a bit too flat.
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  3. mizangelwolf

    mizangelwolf ~ Queen Ainirácamë of Laminin ~

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    I wish I had seen this thread before Christmas!!! I am going to come back and cut and past ALL the recipes so I can save them! What a doll you are for taking the time to post them all :hug: THANKS!

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  4. suzybeezy

    suzybeezy Reports Manager Supporter

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    I try to revive it yearly. Its amazing how many requests I get for it, plus it makes it easy form me to keep track of the recipes for myself.

    BTW whoever gave me the tip about adding an extra egg to the Kiss Cookie recipe was a genuis! My cookies came out fabulously soft. I am thrilled beyond belief and am passing that tip along to everybody I talk to.
     
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    Zandy a party girl member

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    that is them! ty
     
  7. BrotherOfJesusChrist

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    These recipes look too good to be missed out on this year. (So I bumped the thread.)
     
  8. suzybeezy

    suzybeezy Reports Manager Supporter

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    I was just thinking of this the other day and wanted to remember to bump it - thanks!
     
  9. suzybeezy

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    As I've mentioned previously, we like to try a few new recipes each year to keep things interesting. So I'll add some of the one's we're going to try this year.

    Here's a recipe my mother-in-law likes to make. Its pretty easy.

    Cathedral Windows

    Ingredients:

    ¼ lb - Margarine
    12 oz - Chocolate Chips
    1 cup - Chopped Walnuts
    12 oz - Colored Mini Marshmallows
    7 oz - Grated Coconut

    Directions:

    Heat margarine and chocolate chips in the top pan of a double boiler over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Cool slightly.

    Put marshmallows and nuts in a large bowl. Stir in chocolate.

    Tear five 9-inch sheets of waxed paper and sprinkle each generously with coconut. Divide dough into fifths and place each fifth on a sheet of waxed paper. Roll tightly into 2-inch diameter logs and refrigerate overnight.

    Before serving, unwrap from waxed paper and cut into 1/2" slices. Makes about 60 pieces.
     
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  10. suzybeezy

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    Chocolate Nuggets

    Ingredients:

    Cookies
    3/4 cup butter, softened
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
    2 tablespoons milk
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 1/2 cups flour

    Buttercream Frosting
    3 tablespoons butter, softened
    2 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
    2 tablespoons milk, plus more if needed
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Colored sprinkles

    Directions:

    Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter in a large bowl, gradually adding the sugar. Add the egg, salt, chocolate, milk, and vanilla, mixing well after each addition.

    With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour until it is evenly blended. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough for about 30 minutes.

    Heat the oven to 375°. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and set them on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake on the center oven rack until set, about 10 minutes. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

    For the buttercream frosting: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter in a medium bowl, gradually adding 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Add the milk, vanilla, and remaining confectioners' sugar, mixing well after each addition. If needed, add more milk, one teaspoon at a time, to reach the desired consistency.

    Holding each cookie around its edges, dip it facedown into the frosting, lifting it up with a twisting motion to allow any excess frosting to drip back into the bowl. Immediately decorate the cookie with sprinkles before the frosting sets.
     
  11. suzybeezy

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    These cookies are a pain to make, but are so delicious, they are worth the extra effort! I make these throughout the year to take to the kids school functions and they're always a big hit! They're now a MUST for our Christmas cookie trays.

    Magic Peanut Butter Middles

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1/4 cup peanut butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 egg
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    3/4 cup peanut butter

    Directions:


    In small bowl blend flour, cocoa and baking soda. Mix until well blended.

    In large bowl beat sugar, butter or margarine and 1/4 cup peanut butter, until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beat. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Set aside.

    To make Filling: Combine confectioner's sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter. Blend well.

    Roll filling into 30 - 1 inch balls. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 Tablespoon of dough around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely. (it helps to make a large round flattened cookie to wrap around the filling) Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with glass dipped in sugar.

    Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-9 minutes. When cookies are done, they should be set and slightly cracked.
     
  12. nikkipompom

    nikkipompom Call me Noodles...

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    in the mood to bake :) so scimming over these! great thread!
     
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    nikkipompom Call me Noodles...

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    yummy!!!!!!:p
     
  14. suzybeezy

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    yeah - they're really good! hope you like them :)
     
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    Nice recipes
     
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  16. Bay

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    Suzy have you ever had a lemon bar type filled bar? I think lemon bar is what i googled. Is there any one that is better than others? I made the mix one at the groc store..just ok. runny,not that great.
     
  17. suzybeezy

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    My husband loves Lemon bars - here's a good recipe, the key is to use a square pan (9x9) not any bigger.


    LEMON BARS

    ingredients:
    1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    2 eggs
    2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
    1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

    Directions:
    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, 1/3 cup of confectioners' sugar, and butter until butter is in very small crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 9x9 inch square pan.

    Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and lightly browned. While the crust is baking, whisk together the eggs, 2/3 cup of confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Just before the crust is done, stir in the baking powder. Pour over the crust while it is hot, and return to the oven.

    Bake for another 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Dust with remaining confectioners' sugar when cool.
     
  18. SparkyMaddie

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    I LUV these!!!!!!!!!! ^ We had these at a little coffee shop in Cali called Pat's Cookie jar!
     
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    As I've been doing for years, I'll update this thread with some new recipes we're going to try this year. :)
     
  20. suzybeezy

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    I can't even begin to tell you how fabulous these are! They are ridiculous!!!

    Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt



    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Baking Chips, for melting into the cookie dough
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Baking Chips, for mixing into the prepared cookie dough
    • 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt, or as needed



    1. In a heatproof bowl over a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Turn off the stove and let chocolate sit over warm water.
    2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and mix to combine. In another bowl, mix together sugar and eggs, combine thoroughly with a whisk and slowly add the warm chocolate mixture. Stir to combine. Add vanilla extract and mix. Stir in flour mixture. Cool for a few minutes (if batter is warm, chocolate chips will melt). Stir in chocolate chips. Chill for 10-15 minutes.
    3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop rounded tablespoons of batter and place on baking tray. Sprinkle each cookie lightly with a pinch of sea salt. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 7-8 minutes until the outside looks slightly cracked. Be very careful not to over bake cookies because they will continue to bake as they cool once removed from the oven. Cookies should be soft and gooey in the center.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012