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 10/29/2011 3:15 PM EDT
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Mary K,  This looks like a very interesting cookie recipe. Thank you for
sharing!! I have printed and it will be on my to try list.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/29/2011 3:50 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE:
I usually make White Chocolate Party Mix which is not a cookie.
Posted by Mary Jo T


Hi Mary Jo!

Please share your recipe...sure sounds yummy! 

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/29/2011 3:59 PM EDT
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Yahoo...we got our first recipe and it sure does sound like everyone is in favor of the idea!  I will have to pull some of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes along with one that my Mom made only at Christmas.

SO LADIES...LET THE FUN BEGIN!!

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/29/2011 6:57 PM EDT
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For Nancy or anyone else who wants to make your own tahini here is a link to the recipe  http://homecooking.about.com/od/condimentrecipes/r/blcon110.htm

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/29/2011 7:01 PM EDT
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I love this idea as I am always looking for something new. The females in my family do an ornament and cookie exchange every year and it is nice to have something different to share. Here is a dairy free recipe for you. Tahini Cookies 6 Tbsp Tahini 1/2 cup honey 1 Tsp. vanilla 3/4 Tsp. ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts) 1/4 cup craisins (or raisins) Directions 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. (I use parchment paper instead) 2. In a medium bowl, stir together Tahini, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in pecans, oats and craisins until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 2 inches apart. 3. Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden brown and tops are slightly brown. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Posted by Mary K




Hi Mary K,thank you for sharing this recipe,I love sesame seeds !

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posted at 10/29/2011 8:17 PM EDT
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Tahini is sesame paste:
here is a picture of it:

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/29/2011 8:27 PM EDT
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I call this a "seasonal cookie"

INGREDIENTS

·         2 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR

·         1 TEASPOON BAKING SODA

·         1 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER

·         1 TEASPOON CINNAMON

·         1/2 TEASPOON SALT

·         1 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER (2 STICKS), AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

·         1 1/4 CUPS DARK BROWN SUGAR

·         1 TABLESPOON HONEY

·         1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT

·         2 EGGS

·         1/2 CUP SWEETENED COCONUT FLAKES

·         3/4 CUP DRIED CRANBERRIES

·         2 CUPS QUICK OATS

·         1/2 TEASPOON FRESH ROSEMARY, FINELY CHOPPED

DIRECTIONS

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F.

IN A MEDIUM BOWL, SIFT TOGETHER FLOUR, SODA, POWDER, CINNAMON AND SALT. SET ASIDE.

IN A LARGE BOWL, CREAM BUTTER AND SUGAR WITH A MIXER. MIX IN HONEY AND VANILLA UNTIL FLUFFY. ADD EGGS ONE AT A TIME, UNTIL FULLY INCORPORATED. MIX IN COCONUT, DRIED CRANBERRIES, OATS AND ROSEMARY. FOLD DRY INGREDIENTS INTO BUTTER MIXTURE. FORM INTO BALLS, APPROXIMATELY 2 TABLESPOONS. PLACE 2 INCHES APART ON PARCHMENT LINED COOKIE SHEETS. BAKE UNTIL COOKIES TURN GOLDEN, 13 TO 15 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM OVEN TO COOLING RACK. LET SIT 5 MINUTES IN THE PAN BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO A RACK TO COOL COMPLETELY.

 

 

 

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/29/2011 11:32 PM EDT
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Thanks Carol. 

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/30/2011 1:35 AM EDT
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Count me in! I love this idea!!

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/30/2011 2:07 AM EDT
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PECAN BALLS

1/2 lb. butter
1/4 c. sugar
2 c. flour; sifted
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. pecans; diced

Cream butter and add sugar. Then add flour and vanilla and mix well. Put pecans in last. With spoon or fingers form walnut-sized balls of dough and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 300°F, 30 minutes.

When cookies are almost cool, roll them in powdered sugar.


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posted at 10/30/2011 7:33 AM EDT
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These are so good.  I use heaping measuring spoon of each spice.


MARY'S SPICED OATMEAL
375* Bake 10 minutes on ungreased sheet

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
2 cups flour
2 cups quick oatmeal
Usual directions
Roll dough into 1 - 1 1/2 balls.
Roll balls into a mix of cinnamon and sugar

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/30/2011 9:36 PM EDT
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SNICKERS BAR COOKIES
350* - ungreased - 12-14 minutes - 4 Doz. cookies
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 brown sugar
2 stick butter softened
2 beaten eggs
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
*14 oz bag of mini Snickers Candy bars (use Milky Way, Butterfinger - anything you like)
Instructions say to cut candy bars in half. I don't, I use whole
Mix everything as usual. I divide the dough into 48 balls then roll dough around a candy bar.
Make certain the dough "seals" in the candy bar and forms a little ball. I sprinkle each ball with a tiny amount of cocoa, confectioners sugar, finely chopped peanuts, whatever I want.
Bake at 350* on ungreased sheet 12-14 minutes or until a light golden brown.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/30/2011 9:37 PM EDT
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SHREWSBURY CAKES (LEMON COOKIES)
350* - ungreased sheets - 8 -10 minutes - 3 dozen small cookies
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp grated orange peel (I use a big glug of lemon extract)
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
3 Tblsp milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
Combine as usual. Roll dough into 1" balls. (I roll each ball in sugar)
Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350* on ungreased sheet

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/31/2011 4:59 AM EDT
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Nancy your recipes are inspiring. I can not wait to start trying these recipes. I can see why you are the Cookie Diva.

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/31/2011 6:22 AM EDT
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Sounds like a good idea!!

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posted at 10/31/2011 7:23 AM EDT
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    Imade the chocolated chips cookies for the exchange with my sisters.

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posted at 10/31/2011 7:49 PM EDT
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My Mom made this only at Christmas and these were my Dad's favorite! 

MICHIGAN ROCKS

CREAM 1 1/2 CUPS SUGAR AND 1 CUP BUTTER

ADD:  4 EGGS (WELL BEATEN)
            1 TSP. VANILLA
            1 TSP. BAKING SODA (IN A LITTLE WATER - PASTE)

MIX WELL AND THEN ADD: 3 CUPS FLOUR; MIX WELL AGAIN

ADD THE FOLLOWING:  1 LB. BLACK WALNUTS, 1/2 LB. CHOPPED DATES AND 1/2 LB. RAISINS; MIX WELL

DROP TABLESPOON OF MIXTURE ON COOKIE SHEET (LIGHTLY GREASED)

BAKE 400* FOR 12 - 14 MINUTES

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 10/31/2011 9:22 PM EDT
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Susan - thanks, this is one I "need" to try.  Do you think I can sub dried cherries for the dates?

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/1/2011 2:34 AM EDT
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Susan,  Wow!! I have never heard of Michigan Rocks Cookies!! I lived
there for 45 years!! lol lol We had a black walnut tree in our yard but I
haven't seen black walnuts in years!! This looks like a great recipe to
try!! Thank you for sharing your mother's recipe!! 

Re: 2011 CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

posted at 11/1/2011 2:40 AM EDT
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Nancy, Verlee, and Retaj,   Thank you for sharing your cookie recipes!!
I have printed and they are on my to try pile!!

Nancy,  I just got new ink cartridges for my printer  and more copy
paper so I should be good for a while again.  Hubby has not said
anything yet!!!  lol lol
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