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#1 magickallight  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 10:29 am

I am trying to lay out my holiday baking recipes and feeling like adding something new this year - so was wondering if everyone would share your favorite cookie recipes so we can all enjoy trying them out. :)

 

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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 11:13 am

Our cookies, that we make a ton of every year, is just your basic sugar cookie with buttercream icing.

 

COOKIES:

Sift together & put aside:

  • 5.5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Beat:

  • 1.5 cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Blend mixture & add dry ingredients. Chill at least one hour. bake @ 375°.

 

ICING:

2 cups butter

2 cups crisco

4 tsp vanilla

.5 tsp salt

2 2lb bags C&H powdered sugar

12 TBSP milk (approx 2/3 cup)

 

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#3 magickallight  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 1:14 pm

Our cookies, that we make a ton of every year, is just your basic sugar cookie with buttercream icing.

 

 

OMG - those are BEAUTIFUL! :) I am hungry just looking at them! Thanks for sharing. :)



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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 1:19 pm

Hmmm... Favorite? Given the *piles* of cookies I make for Christmas, it's hard to choose a favorite. But... I make these, with one tweak for Christmas. 

 

https://www.bettycro...b-b597f38802a7#!

 

Instead of regular "Hugs", I swap in the Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses. I've gone to calling them my Candy Cane Kiss cookies. They turn out pretty with the red and white striping on top (and they always disappear pretty quickly!). :)


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol :cool:

 


#5 magickallight  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 2:01 pm

Hmmm... Favorite? Given the *piles* of cookies I make for Christmas, it's hard to choose a favorite. But... I make these, with one tweak for Christmas. 

 

https://www.bettycro...b-b597f38802a7#!

 

Instead of regular "Hugs", I swap in the Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses. I've gone to calling them my Candy Cane Kiss cookies. They turn out pretty with the red and white striping on top (and they always disappear pretty quickly!). :)

 

Sounds SOOOO Good! I love peppermint - so I will try these your special way! :) Thanks for sharing. :)



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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 2:07 pm

Those sugar cookies are gorgeous, Bopeep. :) I wish I had the patience to make them that pretty. I usually just make bowls of different colored icing and use a trusty butter knife to spread some on the cookies. Nothing special like yours. 


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol :cool:

 


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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 8:33 pm

Those sugar cookies are gorgeous, Bopeep. :) I wish I had the patience to make them that pretty. I usually just make bowls of different colored icing and use a trusty butter knife to spread some on the cookies. Nothing special like yours. 

Thank you.  It's a family affair, :). My mom has done them for years, and a lot of people have come to expect them every year. So, now I bake the cookies and take them to her house where all of us kids and grand kids meet up to decorate them.



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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 9:29 pm

Not necessarily my favorite, but one that I made two years ago that was a hit. They taste like a brownie in cookie form.

 

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, from Cook's Illustrated

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I usually have Hershey's on hand.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (I use Ghiradelli's, California girl, yo)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar 

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  I personally didn't do this until the 10 minute resting part, to try to keep my kitchen from turning into a sauna.

2. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

3. Combine the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Combine the unsweetened chocolate and butter in a small bowl and microwave at 50 percent power, stirring occasionally, until melted, 2 to 3 minutes. (it only took me about 2 minutes. Chop the chocolate into really small bits to accelerate the melting process.)

4. Whisk the chocolate/butter mixture into the egg mixture until combined. Fold in the flour mixture until no dry streaks remain. Let the dough sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.

5. Place the granulated sugar and powdered sugar in separate shallow bowls. Working with 2 tablespoons dough (or a medium cookie scoop) at a time, roll into balls. Drop dough balls into granulated sugar and roll to coat. Transfer dough balls to powdered sugar and roll to coat evenly. Evenly space the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets.  CI recommends 11 cookies per sheet, in rows of 4-3-4.  I didn't dome the cookies - I slightly flattened them, because I do that.

6. Bake the cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until puffed and cracked and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft, about 12 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through baking. Let cool completely on the sheet before serving.

 

The cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. If they last.

 


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Posted Nov 4, 2017 - 4:27 am

Those sugar cookies are beautiful Bopeep. Wish I had the patience to roll dough and cut out cookies. Maybe one year.
And both chocolate cookie recipes look delicious. I love chocolate cookies. My family prefers sugar or chocolate chip though.
I am the dessert maker (mama cooks the dinner), but the cookies are mostly from the Betty Crocker bags, or the Nestle refrigerated cutouts.
Last year someone here posted about spritz cookies and a cookie press. I had NEVER heard of a cookie press. So me and my friend went out and bought one. My husband and boys didn't much care for the cream cheese spritz or butter cookies. But others liked them pretty good.
A few weeks ago I experimented with sugar cookie dough. Those were a hit, although the dough wasn't quite right. So if anyone has a sugar cookie recipe that works in the cookie press, please post!
My big thing I make is buckeyes. Those are the big hit, with everyone except my youngest that doesn't eat a lot of chocolate. And my nephew who's allergic to peanut butter.

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Posted Nov 6, 2017 - 10:38 am

I've made these as part of my cookie trays for the last couple years and they've been a BIG hit:

 

https://sallysbaking...-swirl-cookies/

 

I make 10-12 kinds every year but I make and bake them ahead and then freeze.  Only do a small amount of baking as desired once December hits!


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Posted Nov 6, 2017 - 5:53 pm

No bake cookies:

 

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 stick butter

3 tsp cocoa

2 cups quick oats

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

 

 

Combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa in large saucepan.  Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and oats until well mixed.  Drop by the spoonful on wax paper and let set.  

 

 

These are so good, even if they don't quite turn out right.  Sometimes the weather (humidity) down here wrecks havoc on them but it doesn't stop me from eating them.  



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Posted Nov 6, 2017 - 6:01 pm

No bake cookies:

 

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 stick butter

3 tsp cocoa

2 cups quick oats

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

 

 

Combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa in large saucepan.  Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and oats until well mixed.  Drop by the spoonful on wax paper and let set.  

 

 

These are so good, even if they don't quite turn out right.  Sometimes the weather (humidity) down here wrecks havoc on them but it doesn't stop me from eating them.  

 

When it's really humid, try adding about 1/4 cup more oats. That should help soak up more of the moisture and help them set up better. (I have to tweak my cookie dough in the summer here for the same reason.) :)


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol :cool:

 


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Posted Nov 6, 2017 - 6:11 pm

When it's really humid, try adding about 1/4 cup more oats. That should help soak up more of the moisture and help them set up better. (I have to tweak my cookie dough in the summer here for the same reason.) :)

Well, I never knew that.  Thanks!  



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Posted Nov 6, 2017 - 6:12 pm

MMM. No bake cookies are some of my favorites!



#15 wittenlover  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 6, 2017 - 6:16 pm

Well, I never knew that.  Thanks!  

 

Bonus? You might end up with an extra cookie or two to love! ;)


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol :cool:

 




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