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Let's Have a COOKIE EXCHANGE!

Posted by Jacque Gonzales 1355149641.21
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It's time for our COOKIE EXCHANGE!!!  Share your favorite Christmas, Holiday and Hanukah cookie recipes below!

 

****Please read: If your recipe is GLUTEN FREE, SUGAR FREE, PEANUT FREE, VEGAN, DOG-TREATS - please start your title off with that in CAPITAL Letters so everyone can easily scan the recipes for what the need! 

 

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GLUTEN FREE ____________

 

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Best wishes, blessings and delicious treats!

Jacque G. :)

 

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My all time favorite cookie at this time of the year is the traditional Holiday Spritz!  I love the butter and slight almond taste to them!

We love dying half a batch green for Christmas Wreaths and trees --- and the other half red for Christmas stockings!  I love making these with my cookie press, but they can easily be rolled and cut into size if you don't have one!

 

Holiday Spritz

 

Makes about 60 cookies

 

Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

2 1/2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla

Few drops of food color, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 400º.

Beat butter, sugar and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely.

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WYOSAS1355175103.6636 PostsRegistered 12/10/2010

Butter Dreams Cookies

These are super-easy, and if you're still pressed for time, and who isn't these days, go ahead and use a whole cherry per cookie, and that way you don't have to cut each and every one!

1/2 cup butter, softened (not melted)

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

24 maraschino cherries (about half of a 10-ounce jar)

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening with electric mixer 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in almond extract and salt until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour; continue stirring until dough comes together, or use your hands to knead, if necessary.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press thumb into center of each ball. Drain cherries; pat dry with paper towels. Cut each cherry in half (OR NOT!); place a cherry in indentation of each cookie.

Bake in a 350 oven 14 minutes, check; bake until bottoms are lightly browned (mine took about 20). Cool 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks and let cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen.

To store: Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

(Adapted from Midwest Living, December 2007)

Mommycani1355178549.961 PostsRegistered 12/10/2012
Someone please post recipe for cream wafers

ROMARY 11355406726.1317780 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

Parade Magazine (the Sunday paper insert, Dec. 9 issue) featured their top Holiday Cookie Recipes winners. You can find these very easy and excellent recipes by Web searching: Dashrecipes.com/dashboard or Parade's Holiday Cookie Celebration. The grand prize winner is "CHOCOLATE CHERRY CORDIALS" by Pam Correll, which is a drop cookie. It looks so very easy, and I'm sure that the "Chocolate Covered Cherries" fans will love this award winning recipe. Keep in mind that it isn't a cordial, but a drop cookie with all of the good flavors of the CCC. Anyway, check out the other award winning recipes, too. I'm sure you'll enjoy them!

Yellow Rose

miss prissy1356814378.5119 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007

<em>Jacque: one year you did a posole soup with pork and hominey, I have lost recipe it was very very good. please post again. It was during Christmas day break and all the hosts were funny and great. again please post</em>

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