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Cookie Exchange 2012

Posted by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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 We are having one here at work, and while I know we can't exchange cookies online, I thought maybe we could share our favorite holiday cookie recipes?

by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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leahbeah143
by Leah on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:15 AM

 Meltaway cookies ~ super simple and DELICIOUS!

1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour and salt into a bowl, blend into butter mixture. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. While warm, dip in confectioners sugar.

Note: There are also variations for peppermint, almond, nut, spice and orange meltaways. Use your imagination and experiment!

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Love this idea!  Let me find my recipe....

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Snickerdoodles

1 ½ c        sugar

½  c          butter or margarine, softened

½  c          shortening

2               eggs

2 ¾ c        flour

2 t             cream of tartar

1 t             baking soda

¼ t            salt

¼ c           sugar

2 t             cinnamon

 

Heat oven to 400ºF.

 Mix 1 ½  cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls. Mix ¼ cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

 

rissarin
by Gold Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM
What a good idea! I'll need the computer for this.
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Marti123
by Platinum Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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Ladies, my baby pooch (and yes, i am 3 years post-partum) and hips are still exhibiting the aftermath from Thanksgiving, must we do this now???

Haha, just kidding, love the idea. Love cookies!
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leahbeah143
by Leah on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:20 AM

 

Quoting Marti123:

Ladies, my baby pooch (and yes, i am 3 years post-partum) and hips are still exhibiting the aftermath from Thanksgiving, must we do this now???

Haha, just kidding, love the idea. Love cookies!

 lol what better time to do it. Then we can all make one of our resolutions for the new year to lose all the cookie pounds!

cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

LOL

Quoting leahbeah143:

 

Quoting Marti123:

Ladies, my baby pooch (and yes, i am 3 years post-partum) and hips are still exhibiting the aftermath from Thanksgiving, must we do this now???

Haha, just kidding, love the idea. Love cookies!

 lol what better time to do it. Then we can all make one of our resolutions for the new year to lose all the cookie pounds!


MamisAngels
by New Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:44 PM
Peanut Butter S'mores cookies

You will need:

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1/2 cup shortening (or softened butter)

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 3.4oz package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 egg

2 Tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup mini marshmallows

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chip morsels
[I forgot to include salt in the first picture so here it is :-)]
 
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and pudding mix.

In another bowl, mix shortening, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and peanut butter until creamed.

Add egg, vanilla, and milk.
 
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Stir flour mixture in until combined. It will make a thick, but moist dough.

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Last, add mini marshmallows and chocolate chip morsels, mixing until just combined.
 
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Drop by the Tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet, lined with Reynold's Parchment Paper.

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Flatten with palm of hand or bottom of cup. (I used the bottom of a dry measuring cup to flatten.)

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Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
 
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Allow to cool, and enjoy, or store in an air-tight container for a snack later!


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preacherskid
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2012 at 4:19 AM

Orange Chocolate Rounds

oven at 375

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp finely shredded orange peel

2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly

beat butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Beat until combined.  Beat in egg and vanilla, then as much flour as possible.  Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.  Divide dough in half.  Stir orange peel in one half, chocolate in the other.  Chill for about one hour.  Shape each half into a roll, chill about 2 hours until firm.  Cut each roll into quarters, then reassemble into two rolls, alternating chocolate and orange.  Chill for thirty minutes, until firm again.  Slice dough into 1/4 inch thick slices, place one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 7-9 minutes, until edges are firm and bottoms are browned. Cool.  Makes about 60 cookies.


time consuming, but sooooo wonderful and worth the work.  All my coworkers love these cookies, one keeps asking when I will make them again lol.

christaberk
by Christa on Dec. 1, 2012 at 11:33 AM
That sounds amazing!

Quoting leahbeah143:

 Meltaway cookies ~ super simple and DELICIOUS!


1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 400F. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour and salt into a bowl, blend into butter mixture. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. While warm, dip in confectioners sugar.


Note: There are also variations for peppermint, almond, nut, spice and orange meltaways. Use your imagination and experiment!

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