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Favorite Christmas Cookie!

I have Christmas and baking on the brain! What is your favorite, must have, can't-live-without Christmas cookie - THE tradition every year, that without it, Christmas would cease to be "merry and bright?"

Alternatively, if you celebrate another winter holiday, what are your absolutely favorite sweet traditions?

Recipes and pics welcome!!

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Im big on super thin sugar cookies during the holidays. My Dads technician would make them every year during this time, and he would bring them home. OMG.... they were sooooooooooo good.

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I have to have Joe's Holiday M&M Cookies. Pretty basic, but I love them.

He just posted some of our past favorites the other day as we start our 2011 holiday baking spree.

http://desertculinary.blogspot.com/2011/12/holiday-baking-ideas-for-2011.html

The best part is I get a sampling of everything he makes. Oh, and 15 pounds added to the waistline.

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Mine is pretty basic too. Just give me a warm gooey chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven. Yummy. I do like the M&M ones almost as well. Jeff, tell Joe I will take a dozen each of the following Cranberry Eggnog Twirls, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, Espresso Crinkles, and Essence of Chocolate Squares.

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I'm an oatmeal raisin girl. My dad's are the best. But you can't go wrong with a crisp sugar cookie with sprinkles either!

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Hello Ray!! Welcome! I'm sure that you're going to love it here, just jump right in!

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good old shortbread cookies. only has 3 ingredients, but so yummy

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Jeff, i just checked out joe's blog, pure evil when trying to lose weight. everthing looks so good, i could bake for days from all his ideas, but then it would all have to go to hubbys co-workers...

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Courtney wrote:
Jeff, i just checked out joe's blog, pure evil when trying to lose weight. everthing looks so good, i could bake for days from all his ideas, but then it would all have to go to hubbys co-workers...

Id offer a mailing address.... lol

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Mase wrote:
Courtney wrote:
Jeff, i just checked out joe's blog, pure evil when trying to lose weight. everthing looks so good, i could bake for days from all his ideas, but then it would all have to go to hubbys co-workers...

Id offer a mailing address.... lol

are you going to pay the shipping from Vancouver island?...
oh well, at least there are no calories in WDW yay

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My mother wasn't a big cookie baker, so I don't associate cookies with Christmas. She preferred to make quick breads for the holidays - pumpkin and cranberry were the seasonal favorites. So for me, that's the must-have Christmas treat.

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SNICKERDOODLES WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS..I HAVE THEM IN MY KITCHEN NOW..AND NO THIS ISN'T AN ERROR..MY CAPSLOCK ISN'T BROKEN. I just really love them.

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I haven't baked in years. I used to make M&M cookies, sugar cookies and peanut butter cookies in a tasse pan with mini peanut butter cups.

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Bella wrote:
SNICKERDOODLES WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS..I HAVE THEM IN MY KITCHEN NOW..AND NO THIS ISN'T AN ERROR..MY CAPSLOCK ISN'T BROKEN. I just really love them.

I forgot about snickerdoodles. I love them too. Although I can honestly say I've never had them with chocolate chips. Hmmm....may have to try that.

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Oh so yummy, everything! Jeff...I always click on links to Joe's blog with fear and trepidation...everything looks so mouthwateringly fabulous! I'm planning to do cranberry pistachio biscotti this year, so that's pretty cool!

I think for me, nothing says "Christmas goodies" like 7 layer cookies and fudge (both chocolate and peanut butter.) Even though neither are particularly holiday-ish, Christmas is the only time we ever make them. So they say holiday to me for sure Smile

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I clicked - goodness gracious almighty!!! But I do have to clarify one thing...as pretty as Joe's 7 layer cookies are, that's not what we call 7 layer cookies. I've heard ours called "magic bars." Layer 7 ingredients - graham cracker crust, chocolate chips, coconut, butterscotch chips, coconut, pecans, and sweetened condensed milk - bake. Try not to consume before you cut into bars.

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Lizzy_B wrote:
I clicked - goodness gracious almighty!!! But I do have to clarify one thing...as pretty as Joe's 7 layer cookies are, that's not what we call 7 layer cookies. I've heard ours called "magic bars." Layer 7 ingredients - graham cracker crust, chocolate chips, coconut, butterscotch chips, coconut, pecans, and sweetened condensed milk - bake. Try not to consume before you cut into bars.

Oh Lizzy...I might need that recipe. It sounds scrumptious!

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Sure! I'll look it up and get the deets, and come back and post. It's super one of our all time faves Smile

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Courtney wrote:
Mase wrote:
Courtney wrote:
Jeff, i just checked out joe's blog, pure evil when trying to lose weight. everthing looks so good, i could bake for days from all his ideas, but then it would all have to go to hubbys co-workers...

Id offer a mailing address.... lol

are you going to pay the shipping from Vancouver island?...
oh well, at least there are no calories in WDW yay

Im down with shipping and handling! Im a heavy tipper too! awesome

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I haven't baked in a while, but used to love baking chocolate chunk cookies with red and green M&Ms on top. Also, must have those traditional Christmas cookies made from the cut-outs...with lots of frosting.

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I think I better spend some time baking this week. It my first Christmas being able to eat dairy since I w das 16. This is also the reason for the need to diet. I discovered cheese, deserts and ice cream

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My mom just informed me she doesn't have time to bake this year. WHAAAAAAAT?? The oven in my apartment is touchy, but I may have to give it a go. If only for my absolute favorite christmas cookies. Those little tiny butter cookies died green and shaped like christmas trees. OMG! I can eat those by the buckets.

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I gain 10 lbs every time I go to DW's family for Christmas. They make a TON of fudge and great cookies. I found a bunch of cookies like Sand Tarts that I'd never tried before that I really love. I think the "Melting Moments" are my favorite though.

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BTW they are called Spritz cookies. I was drawing a blank, but I remember now.

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Daryl DD and myself made magic cookie bars the other night...btw those things are pure evil..the graham cracker crust and sweeten condensed milk plus the chocolate chips and coconut mmmmmmmmmmm ...into the freezer they went til next week. Let's hope they survive til then. Now those are yummy however my absolute can't do without are sugar cookies and since I went to Disney at Halloween and sampled their sugar cookies I managed to dig up the recipe for them as well as the icing to decorate with. The cookies themselves aren't as sweet as my regular recipe but they sure are fluffier and softer. Daryl loves them without icing but I think my son would flip if I didn't ice some for him. I usually make them in the shape of snowflakes and decorate with white and blue icing. They are always the first to go at my mom's Christmas day.

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Lizzy_B wrote:
I clicked - goodness gracious almighty!!! But I do have to clarify one thing...as pretty as Joe's 7 layer cookies are, that's not what we call 7 layer cookies. I've heard ours called "magic bars." Layer 7 ingredients - graham cracker crust, chocolate chips, coconut, butterscotch chips, coconut, pecans, and sweetened condensed milk - bake. Try not to consume before you cut into bars.

YES! Those are amazing!! We actually just had some this past weekend at my grandmothers Christmas.. and we call them Magic "cookie" Bars.

Mine would be ritz crackers with peanut butter in the middle and then dipped in bakers chocolate and cooled! AMAZING!!

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Right now I am making Amish Friendship bread and I am not passing out my starters cause I want to make four different breads. Selfish yeah that's me.

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@emmaanne -- Do you sweeten the baker's chocolate?

@MicRac -- No problem as long as you share the bread! Wink

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@emmaanne -- Do you sweeten the baker's chocolate?

I buy the semi-sweet bakers squares =) and also you completly cover them...

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We are baking this weekend! I'll post our tried and true recipe Wink More interesting than getting it off the web, yes?

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Lizzy_B wrote:
We are baking this weekend! I'll post our tried and true recipe Wink More interesting than getting it off the web, yes?

Yay! Can't wait for that recipe. It sounds scrumptious!

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