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Let's Do A Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange II

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Yes, it appears the database crash in March has also victimized our beloved Christmas Cookie Recipe exchange thread.

It being one of our favorite topics, it behooves us to resurrect it.

I'll start, adding the recipe at the bottom. I made these a couple of weeks ago, right after I got the recipe off the net. The hardest part of making them was finding the dried cherries. I bought mine from

www.bulkfoods.com

Enjoy!

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Cherry Garcia Biscotti

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried bing cherries, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks/chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silpat.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl, beat eggs, adding sugar gradually, at medium speed until smooth and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. At low speed or by hand, stir in flour mixture followed by cherries and chocolate.
Drop spoonfuls of batter into long lines on prepared baking sheet and, with well floured hands, shape the irregular lines into rectangular logs about 1/2 inch high. Length and width are your prerogative, and you can use more than one baking sheet, if necessary. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, until logs are a light gold color and are fully set (they will spring back slightly when touched with a finger).
Slice logs into 1/3-1/2 inch thick slices (1-1.5 cm) and lay flat (on their sides) on baking sheet.
Lower oven temperature to 300F. Bake sliced cookies for 15 minutes, flip them and bake for an additional 15 minutes. If biscotti cookies are not firm, depending on how thickly they were sliced, turn again and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 4 dozen.
post #2 of 302
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Aw, come one. Someone has to have a new cookie recipe to share!

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post #3 of 302
Okay, I'll share my Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Not very original, but they are really good.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbls. vanilla
3 cups raw, quick-cooking oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl beat shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture and oats. Mix with a wooden spoon until well-blended. Add raisins. Roll into balls about 1 tbls. in size. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake 12 - 14 minutes. Let stand one minute; remove to wire rack to cool. Makes about 21/2 dozen.
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post #4 of 302
nnnnnoooooooo Say it isn't true!!! I LOVE that thread and it had sooo many wonderful recipes! Fortunately I printed a few pages. First chance I get I will type those back in here on this thread. Several I now have added to my "every year" cookie baking!!
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post #5 of 302
Im new to baking so i dont have anything to contribute, but i think this sounds loike a great thread so I thought id give you a
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post #6 of 302
O.K.. these don't require baking, but they are my families favorite, and every year disappear faster than I can make them...I'll post my favorite baked cookie later.

Haystacks

1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup of butterscotch chips
1 cup of potato sticks (sometimes also called shoestring potato chips)
1 cup of dry roasted peanuts

Melt chocolat and butterscotch chips together until smooth and creamy. Dump in potato stick and peanuts and coat well. Drop by tablespoon onto wax paper until harded.

They really are GREAT!!!
Enjoy!!!
post #7 of 302
Ok, I am ALL over this, but can it be a Christmas candy, or does it have to be a cookie? Just want to know before I go posting something!! TIA!
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post #8 of 302
Thread Starter 
Oh, Mel, you know you can post anything Christmas'y here, and we will love it. Besides, I have all those "make fudge from canned frosting recipes" I can share.

Yes, NewtoDecorating -

Someone tried to post to the thread the other day, and when I went to read the response, I got a message saying there was no topic. So then I went to the thread itself, and through the last few pages, only to realize that it went the way of the scratch bakers post - the last few pages got locked up because of the crash.

So, welcome all! We look forward to seeing your posts, and hope that this thread becomes a wonderful extension of an already great idea, driven on by great members.

Theresa
post #9 of 302
Ok, I decided to start with a cookie anyway. Now, even if you don't like dates, you should try these. People say, "Ew, dates?" then I 'make' them try one and then I have to slap them away from the plate!!!

Title: Date Pinwheels

Dough:
2 c. Crisco
2 c. brown sugar
3 beaten eggs
1 t. Vanilla
4 c. sifted flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
Filling:
1 lb chopped dates
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 c. chopped pecans
1 t. vanilla

Preheat Oven: 400°

Directions: Cream Crisco and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients and stir into sugar mixture. Chill for at least four hours. When dough is fully chilled, in saucepan over low heat stir dates, sugar, and water, bring to simmer. Cook 10 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Allow to cool so it does not melt dough. Divide chilled dough in half; return unused dough to refrigerator until needed. Roll dough into 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Spread with ½ of the filling. Roll dough lengthwise into tube shape, wrap in wax paper and chill. (Can also freeze). Repeat with remaining dough. To bake, slice into 1/4 inch slices and bake on greased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes. (While working with dough if it becomes too soft at any point, return to fridge or freezer for a few minutes.)
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post #10 of 302
What a great topic! I am sure some of you have seen this recipe...but it is my family's all time favorite! They are so melt-in-your-mouth yummy! icon_smile.gif

Snowball Cookies
3 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups flour
10 oz pkg mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Powdered sugar for dusting

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until creamy. Gradually add flour. Stir in morsels and nuts. Shape into balls about 1 Tbsp in size.

Bake, at 375, on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 -12 minutes (or until set and lightly browned). When done, sift with powdered sugar. Cool on sheet 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack-cool completely-sift with sugar again.

Enjoy!
Jen
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Oh boy am I in on this thread. I would like to know what the copyright laws are on recipes and their pictures that are published in magazines first. I found a wonderful recipe for a Canoli filled cookie that is absolutely wonderful but I would like to include the picture from the magazine. Please let me know if that is allowed.

Plus, I have years of wonderful holiday cookies and candies to share. Looking forward to increasing my recipe collection this year with this thread. Thanks to all of you who contribute.
post #12 of 302
Oh I cant wait to make a new recipe folder from this thread !
I will have to go look up some of my favorite holiday recipes !
Thanks everyone for sharing !
post #13 of 302
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It is an unwritten but agreed upon law within our craft, and on the blogs, that if you "swipe and share" someone else's recipe, you give them full credit.

For instance, if you get the recipe from a book, you would give the name of the book and the author. I've also sometimes seen the publisher's name given on blogs.

For a magazine, I would suggest that you provide the name of the article, the author, and which magazine, including issue.

A hypothetical example would be

recipe name, then "Christmas Cookies For Kids", Martha S Living, November, 2008.

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Oh, Boy, we have Melvira AND Fiddlesticks on here already!

We're gonna have some fun here!

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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

Oh, Boy, we have Melvira AND Fiddlesticks on here already!

We're gonna have some fun here!

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You know it baby!! I've already started a Word doc with the recipes we have so far... we can do a similar thing to the cuppy thread if you guys want!!
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