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Meal Planning's Christmas Cookie Countdown!

Posted by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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I thought this would be a fun way to share a variety of Christmas/Holiday Cookie recipes that we use.

Each person leaves a recipe for one of their favorite Christmas/holiday cookies in a single reply. 

Let's try to post only one per day per person so that we can S-T-R-E-T-C-H this post out until Christmas!


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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM


Poinsettia Cookies


Poinsettia Cookies

Poinsettia Cookies are as tasty as they are lovely. Red candied cherry wedges and butterscotch chips create the pattern of a poinsettia on each cookie.

Makes: 5 dozen

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 (4 ounces) red candied cherries
What To Do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
     
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, egg, water, and vanilla until well blended. Gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
     
  3. Stir in 3/4 cup butterscotch chips and the coconut. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
     
  4. Cut the candied cherries in half, and cut each half into three slices.
     
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball and place a butterscotch chip in the center of each. Arrange 5 cherry slices in a circular pattern around each butterscotch chip to resemble the pattern of a poinsettia.
     
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are firm but not brown. Cool the cookies for about 1 minute on the baking sheets then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
Notes

Yields about three dozen cookies.

Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Cookie-Recipes/Poinsettia-Cookies#6lTd8iKhAheC6DXd.99



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aenima49
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I will have to dig mine out, LOL.

Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:12 PM
Cute!!

Quoting michiganmom116:



Poinsettia Cookies











































Poinsettia Cookies



Poinsettia Cookies are as tasty as they are lovely. Red candied
cherry wedges and butterscotch chips create the pattern of a poinsettia
on each cookie.




Makes: 5 dozen





What You'll Need:


  • 3/4
    cup
    (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4
    cup
    sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips, divided
  • 1/2
    cup
    sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 (4 ounces) red candied cherries



What To Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.

     
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together the
    butter, sugar, egg, water, and vanilla until well blended. Gradually add
    the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.

     
  3. Stir in 3/4 cup butterscotch chips and the coconut. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

     
  4. Cut the candied cherries in half, and cut each half into three slices.

     
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking
    sheets. Flatten each ball and place a butterscotch chip in the center of
    each. Arrange 5 cherry slices in a circular pattern around each
    butterscotch chip to resemble the pattern of a poinsettia.

     
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are firm but not
    brown. Cool the cookies for about 1 minute on the baking sheets then
    transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.


Notes

Yields about three dozen cookies.

Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Cookie-Recipes/Poinsettia-Cookies#6lTd8iKhAheC6DXd.99

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jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM

thanks!


Quoting michiganmom116:


Poinsettia Cookies


Poinsettia Cookies

Poinsettia Cookies are as tasty as they are lovely. Red candied cherry wedges and butterscotch chips create the pattern of a poinsettia on each cookie.

Makes: 5 dozen

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 (4 ounces) red candied cherries
What To Do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
     
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, egg, water, and vanilla until well blended. Gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
     
  3. Stir in 3/4 cup butterscotch chips and the coconut. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
     
  4. Cut the candied cherries in half, and cut each half into three slices.
     
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball and place a butterscotch chip in the center of each. Arrange 5 cherry slices in a circular pattern around each butterscotch chip to resemble the pattern of a poinsettia.
     
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are firm but not brown. Cool the cookies for about 1 minute on the baking sheets then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
Notes

Yields about three dozen cookies.

Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Cookie-Recipes/Poinsettia-Cookies#6lTd8iKhAheC6DXd.99


jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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Directions
  1. Cream together butter, margarine, cottage cheese, salt and 4 cups of flour. Shape into a large square, cover and chill overnight.
  2. Cut dough into 4 quarters. Roll each quarter out individually, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 8 inch strips, as wide as you like.
  3. Roll over tubes (I use clothespins covered with aluminum foil). Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until brown.
  4. To make Filling: Cook milk and 4 tablespoons of flour until thick paste forms. Let cool completely.
  5. Beat shortening and confectioner's sugar until fluffy. Add marshmallow cream and vanilla. Then add COLD paste and beat.
  6. Fill tubes with cream filling. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar just before serving.
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

These look DELICIOUS!  Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Quoting jessicasmom1:

Directions
  1. Cream together butter, margarine, cottage cheese, salt and 4 cups of flour. Shape into a large square, cover and chill overnight.
  2. Cut dough into 4 quarters. Roll each quarter out individually, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 8 inch strips, as wide as you like.
  3. Roll over tubes (I use clothespins covered with aluminum foil). Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until brown.
  4. To make Filling: Cook milk and 4 tablespoons of flour until thick paste forms. Let cool completely.
  5. Beat shortening and confectioner's sugar until fluffy. Add marshmallow cream and vanilla. Then add COLD paste and beat.
  6. Fill tubes with cream filling. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar just before serving.


jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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Your Welcome this is my Granny's recipe from years passed down they are consuming time to make but oh so good and I never tasted any like them anywhere. You can use the wooden clothes pins wrapped in foil but I have the aluminum pins.

Quoting michiganmom116:

These look DELICIOUS!  Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Quoting jessicasmom1:

Directions
  1. Cream together butter, margarine, cottage cheese, salt and 4 cups of flour. Shape into a large square, cover and chill overnight.
  2. Cut dough into 4 quarters. Roll each quarter out individually, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 8 inch strips, as wide as you like.
  3. Roll over tubes (I use clothespins covered with aluminum foil). Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until brown.
  4. To make Filling: Cook milk and 4 tablespoons of flour until thick paste forms. Let cool completely.
  5. Beat shortening and confectioner's sugar until fluffy. Add marshmallow cream and vanilla. Then add COLD paste and beat.
  6. Fill tubes with cream filling. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar just before serving.



jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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 Dios Kalacs--Hungarian Nut roll

Ingredients

How to make it

  • Dissolve yeast in milk.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients;
  • add yeast and milk mixture, blending very well.
  • Divide dough into four or six parts depending on length of nut roll
  • Roll about 1/4 inch thick, spread with nut filling (recipe above) and roll up jelly roll fashion.
  • Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Makes four large or six medium rolls.
  • You can freeze the rest or give to friends.
Bmat
by Bronze Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM


Gingerbread cookies


1/3 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 1/2 cups dark corn syrup ( molasses is too strong.)

2/3 cup cold water

7 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Mix butter, sugar, molasses thoroughly.  Stir in water. Blend all dry ingredients and stir in.  Chill. 


Roll dough about ¼ inch thick on lightly floured board.  Cut with cookie cutter. (I use round.)


Place far apart on lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake 10 - 12 minutes at 350 F (moderate oven), or until no imprint remains when touched lightly.  Makes 2 ½ dozen 2 ½ inch cookies.

SweetLuci
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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 I've never seen these before. I bet they're delicious.

Quoting jessicasmom1:

Directions
  1. Cream together butter, margarine, cottage cheese, salt and 4 cups of flour. Shape into a large square, cover and chill overnight.
  2. Cut dough into 4 quarters. Roll each quarter out individually, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 8 inch strips, as wide as you like.
  3. Roll over tubes (I use clothespins covered with aluminum foil). Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until brown.
  4. To make Filling: Cook milk and 4 tablespoons of flour until thick paste forms. Let cool completely.
  5. Beat shortening and confectioner's sugar until fluffy. Add marshmallow cream and vanilla. Then add COLD paste and beat.
  6. Fill tubes with cream filling. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar just before serving.

 

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