Favorite Christmas cookies

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Favorite Christmas cookies

Postby shireling » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:24 pm

What's your favorite Christmas cookie - or Holiday treat?

I love fruitcake and mincemeat in any fashion. I'm picky about the fruitcakes - candied cherries & nuts are a must, and the fewer the raisins the better. Now mincemeat...I don't think I've ever had the meated kind, so I don't know.

My husband and I just finished off our fruitcake for the season (a Claxton that we could both get two servings from), and today I plan to bag the mincemeat pie :D .
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Re: Favorite Christmas cookies

Postby Padfoot » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:01 pm

:yay: Coconut macaroons!!! :yay: and cinnamon stars :D
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Re: Favorite Christmas cookies

Postby shireling » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:47 pm

I love both of those, too. Do you mean the Zimtsterne, Padd? I found a very pretty picture of some cinnamon stars :)

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Re: Favorite Christmas cookies

Postby Padfoot » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:21 am

Exactly! Actually, I love anything containing cinnamon :lol:
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Re: Favorite Christmas cookies

Postby shireling » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:46 pm

Oh! Same here! And it's good for lowering blood sugar besides. My mother used to make Christmas Wreaths (actually they looked more like holly bunches when we made them *snort*), with those Hot Shots cinnamon candies for the berries. These are how they were supposed to turn out:

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They look just like glazed ceramic, seriously, and we'd only make about a dozen or so, which were used to dress up the plates of other cookies. You can eat them (I liked them, and they had all four food groups, plus two - cornflakes, margarine, green food coloring, vanilla, marshmallows and Hot Shots.) After all, they're just glorified rice crispy treats (legend has it that they originated during a blackout, and, in the darkness, one housewife had grabbed the wrong box of cereal.)

Anyway, I always made them for my son's Christmas Bazaars (pretty much because nobody else did.)
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Re: Favorite Christmas cookies

Postby TomCotton » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:27 pm

These might not be your traditional Christmas cookies, but they are made for about every holiday and family get together around here. So goooood and tasty. :yes:

CROCK POT PEANUT CLUSTER
1 (16-oz.) can dry roasted peanuts
1 (16 oz.) can dry roasted unsalted peanuts
1 (12-oz.) bag chocolate chips
1 bar German chocolate, broken in pieces
3 pkgs. white almond bark, separated into individual squares

1. In a crock pot, layer five ingredients in order given above, beginning with
peanuts on the bottom, and ending with the squares of almond bark on top.

2. Cover crock pot with lid and cook on low heat for 3 hours. Do not remove lid
during that time!

3. Stir well and drop by tablespoons on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
(Use non-stick foil if you have it.)

Makes a heap!

Note: These can be placed in the refrigerator if desired to speed up the cooling
process.


Makes a heap fer shur, around 160 clusters, when using a 1 tablespoon/15 ml size ice cream scoop.
That is about the biggest size for each cluster before someone goes into a chocolate coma. :thud:
(Although nobody ever eats just one. :D )

White almond bark is this stuff:
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Re: Favorite Christmas cookies

Postby shireling » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:41 pm

Oh these sound good! Like turtles, only without the caramel :) .

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I am definitely taking this down and printing it out for the next bake sale - they'd be perfect, especially with that big of a yield! Thanks, Tom!
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Re: Favorite Christmas cookies

Postby MsBrandybuck » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:18 am

Those all sound yummy. I love just about any homemade cookie. Don't care much for mincemeat or fruit cakes, but plunk down a cookie and it's mine! LOL!
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