2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE
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2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE
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Okay Ladies! How about starting our own VBB 2011 Christmas Cookie Exchange?  Anyone that would like to par-take of this festivity, list one or two or as many as you would like to list of your fa
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Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/4/2011 12:17 AM EDT
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Sounds like a great idea.  Thanks.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/4/2011 6:36 AM EDT
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Ihave alot of friends to get gifts for so we exchange cookies and breads for gifts.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/4/2011 8:09 AM EDT
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Great Idea! Never to soon!  Cool

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/4/2011 4:03 PM EDT
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         Walnut Puff Cookies : Preheat oven 325* Baking time 13-15 minutes 


1 Cup or 2 sticks of butter no substitutes
6 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 Cups All purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound fine chopped walnuts
2 cups confectioners sugar

In a bowl on medium speed cream together butter and sugar when well creamed add in vanilla and mix well.On a low speed slowly mix in flour and salt,add walnuts and blend well.

By teaspoonfuls roll into 1" balls place 2"s apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes.
When done remove each cookie and roll hot cookies in the confectioners sugar to coat place cookies on a cooling to cool completly these can be rolled again in confectioners sugar before serving.These will freeze well for up to 3 months.Enjoy this is one of my favorites.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/4/2011 6:58 PM EDT
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Gale - this sounds a bit like the pecan cookies I call "Sandies" and many people call Mexican Wedding Cakes.
Such good cookies!!
Now I have to try it your way Laughing

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/5/2011 10:32 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE:
Gale - this sounds a bit like the pecan cookies I call "Sandies" and many people call Mexican Wedding Cakes. Such good cookies!! Now I have to try it your way
Posted by Nancy G


These are one of my favorite cookies.People call them by many names I call them Good! I'm looking for my mom's recipe for Linzer cookies,I can't find it right now,I hope it didn't get lost! I know you love to make cookies.I love to eat them! Sometimes I just don't have the patience for making them,I'd rather make pan cookies.During the holidays I give the guys each a choice of two types of cookies they want me to make.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 7:17 AM EST
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Gale -- lol lol -- Your Pineapple Banana Walnut Coconut CAKE goes like cookies in this house.  Those cupcakes are great.  I finally put the leftovers in the freezer.  Maybe I'll leave them alone.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 8:36 AM EST
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In Response to Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE:
Gale -- lol lol -- Your Pineapple Banana Walnut Coconut CAKE goes like cookies in this house.  Those cupcakes are great.  I finally put the leftovers in the freezer.  Maybe I'll leave them alone.
Posted by Nancy G


Hi Nancy,Thanks for baking them as cup cakes.I think that is a good idea,I never even thought to do that.I admire you with all your cookies I just don't have the patience for making cookies.I love 9x13 baking lol ! I throw it in a pan and I'm done.I think I might just be lazy! lol

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 8:47 AM EST
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Gale - one problem with the frozen cupcakes is ICING.  If I'm going to give someone 10 cupcakes (out of the 40+ I made) ..... How can I make frosting for just 10 or 15 or 20?  
The 1 or 2 I pop out of the freezer don't 'need' icing but the cupcakes I give away do.
Will your icing freeze at all?

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 12:17 PM EST
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hello all,
 i don't have many favs but around the holidays my family love the snicker doodles even though they r not considered holiday cookies they r my family favorites.

Butter Balls

posted at 11/6/2011 12:27 PM EST
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4c. butter
9c. flour
4tsp. vanilla
2c. sugar
2c. sugar
2c. chopped walnuts


Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie pan. Bake for about 10 minutes at 325 degrees or until brown. Roll in 4x (powdered) sugar after cool.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 12:36 PM EST
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In Response to Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE:
[QUOTE]Gale - one problem with the frozen cupcakes is ICING.  If I'm going to give someone 10 cupcakes (out of the 40+ I made) ..... How can I make frosting for just 10 or 15 or 20?   The 1 or 2 I pop out of the freezer don't 'need' icing but the cupcakes I give away do. Will your icing freeze at all?
Posted by Nancy G[/QUO



http://www.stilltasty.com/      Hi Nancy,I have never tried to freeze frosting before because I hardly ever have left overs.I checked on the  stilltasty site and they say you can.I have included the site here just click on the link.I have saved this site in my favorites because the info there is awesome,they tell you how to store your food and how long it is still fresh.Save this site you will find yourself going there a lot,I do.
If you can figure out how much frosting you need for whatever amout of cupcakes you want to frost,put that amount of frosting in a freezer bag and freeze it.When it is needed take it out of the freezer let it thaw,push the frosting into the corner of the bag cut off that corner and squeeze the frosting onto the cupcake.Does this make sense to you?Sometimes I'm not to good at explaining things.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 2:34 PM EST
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"  If you can figure out how much frosting you need for whatever amout of cupcakes you want to frost,put that amount of frosting in a freezer bag and freeze it.When it is needing take it out of the freezer let it thaw,push the frosting into the corner of the bag cut off that corner and squeeze the frosting onto the cupcake.Does this make sense to you?Sometimes I'm not to good at explaining things. "

I think you're great at explaining things ......... if I can understand it, it's great!!  lol
What a good idea - thank you

Re: Butter Balls

posted at 11/6/2011 2:37 PM EST
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In Response to Butter Balls:
4c. butter 9c. flour 4tsp. vanilla 2c. sugar 2c. sugar 2c. chopped walnuts Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie pan. Bake for about 10 minutes at 325 degrees or until brown. Roll in 4x (powdered) sugar after cool.
Posted by Sheryl G


Hi Sheryl -- thank you.  Welcome to VBB
 Nothing is as much fun as a new cookie recipe. Yours says "2 c. sugar" twice.  Is one of those brown sugar?
This must make an enormous number of cookies - can you tell us how many?
Geeze, I'm sorry I'm so picky ....do i grease this cookie sheet before baking?

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 6:52 PM EST
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Nancy-----maybe 1 of the 2 cups are powdered because it says : "Roll in 4x (powdered) sugar after cool."

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 8:04 PM EST
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LINZER STRIPS

1 cup(s) (2 sticks) unsalted, butter

3/4 cup(s) sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon(s) almond extract

2 1/2 cup(s) flour

1 cup(s) (ground) blanched slivered almonds

10 jar(s) rasberry jam

1/2 cup(s) (sliced) almonds

Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy, scraping bowl often. Add eggs and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed.

Reduce speed to low and add the flour and ground almonds; beat until well combined. Divide dough into 8 equal parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into an 8-inch-long log. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Divide the logs between 2 large ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten each log into a 2-inch-wide strip. Press a 1-inch-wide indentation lengthwise down the center of each strip using the back of a spoon. Bake 17 to 19 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.

Spoon jam into the indentation of each log; sprinkle with sliced almonds. Cut strips diagonally into 2-inch pieces while cookies are still warm; let cool completely on the cookie sheet before serving.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 9:49 PM EST
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Welcome Betty H----Pleasure to meet you!
Thank you for the recipe!
You will enjoy it here!
Many wonderful ladies to welcome you!
I felt REALLY welcomed when the others welcomed me.
Join the fun!

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/6/2011 10:17 PM EST
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Hi Betty -- Welcome to VBB and thank you for the great recipe.
I've never made a Linzer but your recipe gives me courage ... Thank you

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/7/2011 7:21 PM EST
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I would like to give a BIG welcome to all the new members on VBB!  You will meet a great group of people here and we all love to share recipes.

I would like to say "Thank You" to all of you who posted recipes for our 2011 Christmas Cookie Exchange.  

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 12/7/2011 9:44 PM EST
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Sounds like a great idea.
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