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how many christmas cookies have you made, and what kinds.

my son (4 yrs old, smart as can be, and a little hard to handle in the kitchen) have made a ginger bread house, sugar cut out cookies with sugar sprinkles, chocolate cupcakes and samoa bars. i have 2 more kinds to go... am i crazy or do other people do this to themselves.


Asked by AmaliaD at 4:59 PM on Dec. 22, 2009 in Holidays

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  • Ohhhh....can I have your recipe for SAMOA bars????

    I've made Gingerbread Cheesecake bars, Crispy Chocolate Candy, Christmas Crack (THE BEST) and I'm making Oreo Truffles right now but I don't know how good those are going to turn out.....

    Answer by WindyTheWidow at 5:15 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • This was the first year I baked, mainly because we're low on cash, and I figured tins of cookies would be a nice way to still give out some personalized gifts that weren't too expensive. I don't know what the hell I was thinking, I HATE anything cooking related! But anyway.... I made cut out sugar cookies with sprinkles, peanut butter cookies, and chocolate fudge.

    I'm seriously going to have to think about doing that again though...

    Answer by Anouck at 5:02 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • I made:
    Chocolate chip
    Peatnutbutter with Hershey's kisses on top
    Sugar cookie cutouts

    I do this to myself every year. I don't know why. I give these as gifts b/c I can't afford to do much else. I will also be making pies in the next few days.

    Answer by coala at 5:04 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • I've made gingerbread houses (yes, more than one), chocolate candies (peanut butter cups, chocolate covered cherries, coconut creams, molded chocolates), peanut brittle, AND cookies: sugar cookies with frosting, gingersnaps dipped in white chocolate, peanut butter kisses, gingerbread biscotti, shortbread, Empire biscuits (thin cookies put together with jam), cherry bonbon cookies and snowball cookies. I'm about baked out!

    I do this EVERY year!

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 6:47 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Here is a step by step process of Samoas Cookie Bars



    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • lol - no, you're not crazy. I go cookie crazy at Christmas, too (though we do give a lot away, my dh is in the Navy and we take cookies up to the people on watch and on duty every yr, and stuff like that).

    This year though, I have a friend that's going through a really bad time (dh had an affair and is divorcing her), so I've been spending a lot of time with her, so I haven't made as many.

    We make our cookies from scratch, because we like mixing the dough and we like the cookies, so... :-)

    This year, we've made gingerbread men, sugar cut out cookies, bourbon balls, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, and chocolate pizzelle cookies. I have anise pizzelle cookies to go, and hopefully, I'll have time to make chocolate dipped fudge brownies and the praiser wafers. We usually also do raspberry thumbprint cookies, and sometimes magic cookie bars, but I'm skipping those this year.

    lol - like I said, I go "cookie crazy"

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:54 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • oh, lol, and we make cinnamon hard candy that you pour out into a pan covered with powdered sugar and after it hardens we break like peanut brittle.

    lol - now, my kids are older, so it's not as much of a mess when they help, but even when they were little, we did this. We don't ever live near family for the holidays, so we don't get to go visit relatives and stuff, so doing cookies and stuff like this, and sharing them with friends, is one of the ways we make it "feel like Christmas" for our family.


    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:56 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • My family has a sugar cookie recipe handed down for at least 120 years that it has been recorded, and I was the first grandchild to get it. It makes about 5 dozen cookies, and we have done that 2x this year already. And tons of fudge, 3 gingerbread houses, peanut brittle, chocolate covered pretzels...we have had tons of fun this year!

    Answer by AK_aries at 10:48 PM on Dec. 22, 2009