Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ready set go name a cookie

The Christmas Ornaments are all set to go.  Some have been delivered and some are being packaged to mail.

I have two ready to mail to some lucky blog reader.

I made 67 ornaments this year.  I have a few extra…so maybe more than two will be sent!

Blog Reader Christmas ornament 

You can enter a chance to win one of the ornaments by sharing the name of your favorite Christmas Cookie/Candy.

I have been invited to a Cookie Exchange.  I have not exchanged cookies in years…it might be fun.  I wonder what kind of cookie shall I make? 

My favorite cookie is a very old recipe a molasses cookie with raisins topped with a powdered sugar icing.  If I can find 11 cookie tins I will make them.  They are a soft cookie so they are a tad fragile.  Sometimes it is all about the packaging.

Far Guy says his favorite cookie is a gingerbread cookie topped with white icing.  AND he says he hasn’t had one since he was five years old. Uffda.

Years ago I used to let the girls pick their favorite cookies to make at Christmas…the Peanut Butter Stars were a favorite..as was Gingersnaps..and Mexican Wedding Balls and Fudge. As for who liked what..I have no idea…after a while all the holiday hoopla tends to meld together in my non holiday brain.

Lets see… enter your favorite cookie in a comment by Friday night December 6th at 7PM to be entered in the drawing!  Oh and I will reveal the ornaments when I announce the winners!  Phew I am glad they are all done.  I wanted to complete them by Thanksgiving and I did!

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49 comments:

  1. My favorite cookie is pfferneuse. My father used to buy them right after Thanksgiving and we would eat them right up to Christmas. Now I keep up the tradition, but I bake them myself, with the powdered sugar and all the spices.

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  2. Oh My favorite cookies are home made sugar cookies all in Christmas shapes , short breads and Cinnamon danish with white icing on top and candy is Worthers . It is morning and I am now hungry lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  3. I'm with Far Guy: a soft chewy gingerbread cookie, not crisp like a gingersnap, but more like the ones you are making. I see them in the grocery store now and then and taste them from long ago. Count me in! :-)

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  4. Chocolate chip is a wonderful cookie. I also had the cookie with the chocolate kiss on top of them made by the home ec. class that is really great to eat. We have expensive! cookie dough in the freezer from a music fundraiser at school to be baked at a latter date when all the pie is gone.

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  5. Chocolate Krinkle cookies are my favorite....with a glass of milk.
    Homemade caramels from my sister-in-law are my favorite candy at Christmas time.

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  6. Oh Connie you make it tuff, my favorite cookie has to be the Shortbread, yummy. My Mother's melted in your mouth, when she use to bake. Blessings Francine.

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  7. My favorite cookie is a Sour Cream Twist. It is sort of a butter-horn that is frosted with a butter cream frosting. My mother made them every year and now I keep up the tradition.

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  8. I love "snowballs" - shortbread with pecans rolled in powdered sugar

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  9. My favorite cookie is called million dollar cookies. They taste like sugasr cookies but better.

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  10. My favorite is peanut butter balls coated in chocolate!
    Cookie exchanges are both fun and work. Cookie walks are great fund raisers.

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  11. My favorite cookie from childhood memories is the fried Swedish rosette cookie called 'struva'. My mom used to labor over them. They are reminiscent of a light funnel cake with the dusting of powdered sugar. Yum! I recently found her irons - maybe I should give it a try!
    I love how you have kept your ornament a mystery! So very cool! I can't wait to see it!

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  12. My favorite is the peanut butter cookie with a Hershey kiss on top. My girlfriends and I have a cookie exchange every December- it's so fun! This year is a tacky Christmas sweater contest!

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  13. My all time favorite Christmas cookies are "Springerlies". My moms family was from Germany and these were part of the tradition they brought with them. It is the one cookie I never learned how to make and now that the "girls" area all gone I don't get to eat them anymore.

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  14. I generally don't do much in the way of Christmas cookies, because I have NO will power and I will eat 90% of them. My favourite though would have to be a good shortbread. Not really a cookie I guess, maybe more a bar? What IS the definition of a cookie anyway:)?

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  15. I bet they are gorgeous! My favorite cookie,is one that the family loves and I make every year for Christmas, they are the peanut butter temptations. They have the peanut butter cookie made in miniature muffin pan and then you put a peanut butter cup in the center when they come out of the oven!

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  16. You are amazing, 67 anything is amazing...imagine ornaments, I would have been out of there around #6.

    Peppermint cookies top my list, deep chocolate color, crispy on the outside, chewy fudge texture on the inside...carefully half dipped in white chocolate, with peppermint crush settled into the covering...sigh.

    Tell Far Guy I have an amazing recipe for Gingerbread cookies that you cook on the stove, cool down, and then roll out, and it's wonderful, and they turn out every single time.. Chewy inside, crispy edges, it's the quintensential gingerbread cookie from our childhood. And the white icing is royal icing made with meringue powder, which you might be able to find at a bakery.

    It's no where as difficult to make as you think.

    Trust me.

    Jen

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  17. It is not Christmas without Sally Ann's (an old family recipe) a simple, spice cookie with walnuts. The dough is rolled into logs and refrigerated. When ready to bake, slice the cookies. They are not overly sweet. Recipe can be found here: http://wyomingbreezes.blogspot.com/2009/12/who-was-sally-ann.html

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  18. My favorite Christmas cookie is............Sugar Cookies!!!! Love to eat them, make them, decorate them and share them. Old fashioned cookie just like me!!

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  19. Haystack cookies--no bake, easy, kids love them.

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  20. My favorite cookie is peppernuts. They may be related to Cathy's at the top of the comments. My aunt made them In Halstead, KS, when I was a little kid and we've been making them ever since. The recipe calls for 12 cups of flour so some years I have cut that in half! They are very hard, small and round like a marble. Best dunked in some coffee!

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  21. Well, not that I can make it or anything, but I'm pretty partial to divinity. Since I'm really handicapped in the candy-making department, I satisfy my Christmas season sweet tooth with another favorite--which I can buy--Torrone, which I've sometimes heard called Italian Wedding Candy. My usual go-to variety, sadly, comes in a box like this and is not the fresh-made variety you domestic angels might be thinking of...but hey, some people have purple thumbs, some people are a fire hazard in their own kitchen...

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  22. My Granny used to make ginger bread cookies that I loved. And her sugar cookies with all the colors and especially the silver dots were my favorites. :-)
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  23. My favorite Christmas cookies are Belgium cookies with Spritz Cookies as a close second. Happy baking!

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  24. My favorite are the chocolate oatmeal cookies. Cocoa, sugar and milk boiled three minutes, then add crunchy peanut butter, oatmeal, vanilla. Drop onto wax paper. Delicious!

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  25. Viennese Crescents- gotta make them for Christmas! Cream together 1 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar; add 2 cups flour, 1 cup ground almonds and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix it all up, take enough dough to roll into about a 1 inch ball and then shape it into a crescent. Roll in icing sugar, bake 35 minutes at 300, roll in icing sugar again. They smell awesome baking, and I betcha you just have to sample one... or two...

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  26. Well. This one is hard. I'll go first with the old fashioned sprits. I think butter was the main ingredient. Then all my Norwegian mom favorites so I single out Rosettes from the lot. I know lefse isn't a cookie but still....;)

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  27. Snowballs, little round butter and pecan cookies covered in powdered sugar, melt in your mouth, yumm!

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    1. Sounds like Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cookies. Same recipe and delicious.

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  28. Thumb prints, or birds' nests as we call them. Buttery dough rolled in chopped nuts with a thumbprint in the center filled with raspberry jam. Ahhhhhh! Gotta get busy.

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  29. The ones I enjoy eating the most are the jelly thumbprints. But my fondest memories are of making and decorating sugar cookies with the children. This is the first Christmas that my son will not be with us (he's in Toronto and we live in France), so we probably won't have to bake quite as many...

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  30. KCD said Sugar Cookies decorated with red and green icing on December 1 2013

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  31. My favorite holiday cookie has to be the spritz wreaths with a little bit of green frosting leaves and red hots for the berries. I wonder how many of them my mother made over the years before I finally started helping her. I sure miss her cooking. No one ever made it as good as she did - no matter what she was cooking or baking.

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  32. I used to make ( and still like) a old recipe called Fruitcake Cookies. It is a rich gingerbread type cookie filled with all sorts of candied fruit, much like a fruit cake only no brandy is added.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  33. Spritz cookies for sure. I haven't taken the time to make them for years, but I always have to buy a few from a bakery, even though they're not as good. (Not enough butter, probably.) Maybe next year I'll make some. :)

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  34. My favorite cookies are Wedding Balls. Use to make them but don't do much baking anymore.

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  35. My favourite cookies (that I only make at Christmas) are Pecan Crescents...they are a shortbread-y type cookie with ground pecans in them. Yummy. I also like pebbernødder, a Danish Christmas cookie. They are spiced shortbread formed into little "nuts" that you pop in your mouth. These make the house smell like Christmas!

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  36. I have a lot of favorite Christmas cookies, but one of them is filbert crescents, with toasted hazelnuts and lemon rind in a shaped shortbread dough, baked and then dipped in dark chocolate.
    I also like fattigmand, a cardamon flavored fried Swedish cookie. The name means 'fat man's buckles" (Santa's buckles).

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  37. Russian tea cookies - the really dense cookies w/ almonds in them, then rolled in powdered sugar. And almond macaroons. Hmmm, I see a pattern developing here... :-)

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  38. I'm with Cappy...Russian Teacakes....hands down! But for a runner up it would probably be peppernuts. Thanks for the drawing...I would love to have one of your ornaments as I'm sure we all would!

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  39. Miss Honey said Peanut Butter on December 01

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  40. Peanut sitten pretty cookies are a favorite of our family. They are a thumb print cookie, rolled in walnuts, or pecans, with white frosting on top, and the M&M's Christmas peanut candie on top the frosting. Our son used to go check all around the house for them Verneil L

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  41. Raspberry Ribbons! They are a sugar / butter cookie base with raspberry jelly and icing on top. Delicious!

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  42. In our Swedish family what else would we have but favorite cookies that are white and plain--spritz and butterballs--LOL! They mean Christmas to me. :)

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  43. Mexican Wedding Cakes!! But mom's homemade sugar cookies are a close second. I love reading you blog each and every day. Your Christmas countdown of thing done, er undone, matches my countdown. Keep Warm!

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  44. Mexican Wedding Cakes!! But mom's homemade sugar cookies come in a close second!

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  45. Sugar cookie! My sister gave me the easiest recipe! Yum!

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  46. There are cookies on the Areavoices blog too--I left mine there. Mmm. Cookies.

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  47. My favorite is Rum Balls. I really like them after about a week...any longer and the rum smell becomes a bit too much, but they are so tasty.

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