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#1 stationchief  ONLINE  

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Posted Oct 4, 2018 - 5:49 pm

Time to divulge your secret cookie recipes for Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas or for everyday munching! What are YOUR cookie recipes for the holidays?

 

I don't have any recipes to share myself but I can't get enough of press cookies during the holidays. So I'll be keeping an eye out in this thread VERY closely ;)

 

 


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Posted Oct 8, 2018 - 6:24 am

The absolute star of my cookies last year was a cranberry-orange meltaway cookie:

 

https://cookiesandcu...ltaway-cookies/

 

I've made it a few times since then, and received rave reviews each time. Orange and cranberry is such a great holiday combo. I made them iced and non-iced, both versions are great.


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Posted Oct 8, 2018 - 6:41 am

Those look really good.



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Posted Oct 8, 2018 - 9:09 am

The absolute star of my cookies last year was a cranberry-orange meltaway cookie:

 

https://cookiesandcu...ltaway-cookies/

 

I've made it a few times since then, and received rave reviews each time. Orange and cranberry is such a great holiday combo. I made them iced and non-iced, both versions are great.

 

Now I want to make these for our Christmas Eve potluck with family...



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Posted Oct 10, 2018 - 6:34 am

The absolute star of my cookies last year was a cranberry-orange meltaway cookie:

 

https://cookiesandcu...ltaway-cookies/

 

I've made it a few times since then, and received rave reviews each time. Orange and cranberry is such a great holiday combo. I made them iced and non-iced, both versions are great.

will definitely be trying these 



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Posted Oct 10, 2018 - 11:33 am

We always just do a regular sugar cookie, with regular buttercream icing. But we make a LOT of them.  LOL. 

 

This year, I'd really like to try to make baklava. Is that a cookie?  It's a little intimidating, looking at it, so I may or may not give it a shot. 

 

Anyone make it?



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Posted Oct 14, 2018 - 3:45 pm

Freesia39's cookies are delicious!

I made them without glaze, with 1/2 tsp of orange extract instead of the orange zest, and with blueberry flavored Craisins. SO good! I will definitely make these again!

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Posted Oct 15, 2018 - 10:51 am

Let's see... Where do I start? 

 

My go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe: 

https://www.allrecip...ckId=cardslot 3

 

White chocolate macadamia nut cookies (always a hit, straight from the back of the Mauna Loa mac bag): 

http://wegottaeat.co...te-chip-cookies

 

Oatmeal PB choc chip cookies: 

https://www.allrecip...e-chip-cookies/

I modify this one a bit as follows: 

- Increase PB to 3/4 cup

- Milk instead of water

- Additional ~1/4 cup each of flour and oats (to soak up the extra PB)

- Mini chocolate chips (reg size ones overwhelm the PB flavor too much)

NOTE: This dough is the consistency of thick frosting when made correctly. Don't let that scare you!

 

Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss cookies: 

https://www.bettycro...3b-b597f38802a7

I just sub in the Hershey's Candy Cane kisses for the regular Hugs

 

Snickerdoodles (a family & friends fave around here): 

https://www.bettycro...7d-98da04463514

 

Lemon Sparkle Cookies: 

https://www.geniuski...-cookies-473806

I modify slightly as follows: 

- Double amount of zest

- Double amount of lemon juice

- Roll in regular sugar (instead of confectioners) for a bit of sparkle 

 

Not a cookie recipe, but everyone goes nuts for this triple layer fudge I make: 

https://www.allrecip...hocolate-fudge/

The beauty of this one is you can turn the middle layer pretty much any flavor you like. Doesn't have to be mint. I've turned it strawberry, cherry, or raspberry in recent years, all to good reviews. :)


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!"

 

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Posted Oct 15, 2018 - 11:10 am

Yummy! I can't wait until cookie and candy making time!

If anyone has a sugar cookie recipe for the cookie press, I would love to hear it. Family doesn't like the normal butter/spritz cookies, but I like using my cookie press. I tried a couple different non-press recipes last year, but they were dry or sticky and didn't play nicely with the press.

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Posted Oct 15, 2018 - 7:43 pm

Curious.... what is a cookie press??

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Posted Oct 15, 2018 - 9:03 pm

It's the wondrous thingie that makes those adorable little tiny cookies in different shapes that often get decorated with sugar sprinkles. You squeeze the dough through a tube with a disc on the end that makes it into different shape. Think of the play-doh extruders, except it only dispenses the amount for one cookie.
Oh, that was a lot of confusing words. Here's a link so you can see.
https://www.amazon.c...b-2L&ref=plSrch

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Posted Oct 16, 2018 - 5:54 am

That is super cool!!! Thank you for explaining..... I really did understand the play doh analogy ❤️

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Posted Oct 16, 2018 - 7:47 am

I'm looking for some vegan cookie recipes.  I baked a batch last year for my youngest, but want to try something new.  BTW - they are a pain to make as you have to keep freezing the dough because if you don't they will melt when you bake them!



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Posted Oct 16, 2018 - 8:14 am

I'm looking for some vegan cookie recipes.  I baked a batch last year for my youngest, but want to try something new.  BTW - they are a pain to make as you have to keep freezing the dough because if you don't they will melt when you bake them!

 

Hopefully folks can chime in with some they've tried, but here's search results for "vegan cookies" on allrecipes.com :)

https://www.allrecip...cookies&sort=re

Looks like there could be some tasty ones there. 


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!"

 

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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 5:38 am

The absolute star of my cookies last year was a cranberry-orange meltaway cookie:

 

https://cookiesandcu...ltaway-cookies/

 

I've made it a few times since then, and received rave reviews each time. Orange and cranberry is such a great holiday combo. I made them iced and non-iced, both versions are great.

Okay, tried these last weekend and LOVED THEM!!!!!! I destroyed the first batch and got it right the second time and when I woke up they were gone. 



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 6:45 am

Okay, tried these last weekend and LOVED THEM!!!!!! I destroyed the first batch and got it right the second time and when I woke up they were gone. 

 

I printed out the recipe to make this year for our family potluck... I haven't made these yet, but they are on my list, I love German Chocolate cake and wanted to try it in cookie form...

 

https://www.handleth...olate-cookies/



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 8:28 am

I printed out the recipe to make this year for our family potluck... I haven't made these yet, but they are on my list, I love German Chocolate cake and wanted to try it in cookie form...

 

https://www.handleth...olate-cookies/

Oh, those look really good! I love german chocolate cake....and I'm a pie type of a person.



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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 5:38 am

I printed out the recipe to make this year for our family potluck... I haven't made these yet, but they are on my list, I love German Chocolate cake and wanted to try it in cookie form...

 

https://www.handleth...olate-cookies/

I am not a coconut fan but my DW is, so I will give it a try. My local grocery store is going to love me this year. 



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Posted Today, 8:38 am

Anyone have a simple sugar cookie receipe with icing. I have no idea why I can not make them. They always turn out so nasty. lol Last year I resorted to buying sugar cookies made and icing them with the stuff the bakery sent. I want to be all Martha Stewart lol


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Posted Today, 9:03 am

I like to bake, but for sugar cookies I kinda cheat and use the Betty Crocker mix in the bags. Just remember to set your butter out to soften, and it's very easy and they turn out great.

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Posted Today, 10:53 am

I like to bake, but for sugar cookies I kinda cheat and use the Betty Crocker mix in the bags. Just remember to set your butter out to soften, and it's very easy and they turn out great.

 

there is nothing wrong with that!  I do that with a few of my cookie recipes.  I love the peanut butter cookie mix!



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Posted Today, 12:32 pm

We started doing the peanut butter blossoms with the hershey's kiss on them from the mix they sell at Sam's. Saves us a LOT of time during a time when we are already plenty busy.



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Posted Today, 12:34 pm

Anyone have a simple sugar cookie receipe with icing. I have no idea why I can not make them. They always turn out so nasty. lol Last year I resorted to buying sugar cookies made and icing them with the stuff the bakery sent. I want to be all Martha Stewart lol

sugar cookies:

5.5 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

(sift all that together and set aside)

Beat:

1.5 cups butter

2 cups sugar (be a little heavier handed than this says with the sugar)

4 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

Blend mixture, add dry ingredients, chill for at least 1 hour. roll out, cut, and bake @ 375 until just almost brown on the bottom.

 

Buttercream icing:

2 cups butter

2 cups Crisco

4 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

2 2lb bags C&H powdered sugar (may need more, depending how thick you want it)

12 TBSP milk

 

These are out go to recipes every year, and it keeps em coming back for more :).  Good luck!

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**sorry my pictures are always too big :(



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Posted Today, 12:39 pm

sugar cookies:

5.5 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

(sift all that together and set aside)

Beat:

1.5 cups butter

2 cups sugar (be a little heavier handed than this says with the sugar)

4 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

Blend mixture, add dry ingredients, chill for at least 1 hour. roll out, cut, and bake @ 375 until just almost brown on the bottom.

 

Buttercream icing:

2 cups butter

2 cups Crisco

4 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

2 2lb bags C&H powdered sugar (may need more, depending how thick you want it)

12 TBSP milk

 

These are out go to recipes every year, and it keeps em coming back for more :).  Good luck!

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**sorry my pictures are always too big :(

Yummy! I go nuts over a good sugar cookie with the right frosting :gdlicklips:


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Posted Today, 12:50 pm

Those look awesome! Can’t wait to try this recipe

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