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Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/18/2010 8:51 AM EST
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hee hee hee - Susan, if it calls for a marachino - I want it!! I have one recipe that tells you to push a cherry into the center of a flattened ball of  plain dough then cover it with a smear of chocolate dough.  It's good but not great.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy...

I will post it for you!  I was thinking of trying it because hubby and I love cherries, I hope this recipe is a good one!  

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/19/2010 1:57 PM EST
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My Mothers Spritz cookies, a faortire from my childhood, linzer tarts, snowball choc chip cookies found on this site amd a variety of others I find as I go along. I can't wait to start baking. I am feelng inspired today. Santa Claus jsut pasted my house on the fire truck...I'd better get baking or there will be no cookies for Santa. Happy Holidays everyone!

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/19/2010 2:55 PM EST
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Not baking this year as I am recovering from a very severe hip operation.  The grandkids have been coming over and doing the baking.  What fun that is.  Trying to tell them what to do without burning themselves and also telling them to stop eating the dought before they bake it.  What a glorious time we all had.   MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL!!!!!

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/19/2010 3:20 PM EST
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Sorry about the operation but joyful about the grandkids. Isn't the holiday better that way.  Get well soon and bake thank you.

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/19/2010 4:20 PM EST
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Oh, Elsie, how good to hear you're having such a good time in spite of that surgery. 
Beat wishes for a happy Christmas ---- take care of yourself

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/19/2010 8:23 PM EST
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hee hee hee - Susan, if it calls for a marachino - I want it!! I have one recipe that tells you to push a cherry into the center of a flattened ball of  plain dough then cover it with a smear of chocolate dough.  It's good but not great.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy...

I was about to post this recipe for you and I noticed it calls for candied red or green cherries.  The recipe is called Cherry Almond Ball and is from Taste of Home.  Do you still want the recipe?

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/19/2010 8:24 PM EST
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Elsie...

I hope you have a quick recovery and Merry Christmas!

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/19/2010 10:32 PM EST
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Please Susan -- I like marachino cherries more but I have the candied cherries in the 'fridge.   (I know they don't need storage in the 'fridge but things I keep there get used more often .... I see them!!
Please post the recipe when you have time.  TIA

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/20/2010 12:17 PM EST
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Oh, Elsie, how good to hear you're having such a good time in spite of that surgery.  Beat wishes for a happy Christmas ---- take care of yourself
Posted by Nancy G


Thanks so much for your good wishes - Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/21/2010 8:02 PM EST
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Nancy...

Here is the recipe for the Cherry-Almond Ball like I promised!

3/4 CUP BUTTER, SOFTENED
1/3 CUP CONFECTIONERS SUGAR
1 TEASPOON VANILLA
2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1/4 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 CUP CHOPPED ALMONDS
60 RED AND/OR GREEN CANDIED CHERRIES
ADDITIONAL CONFECTIONERS SUGAR

1.  IN A SMALL BOWL, CREAM BUTTER AND SUGAR UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFLY.  ADD VANILLA.  COMBINE FLOUR AND SALT; GRADUALLY ADD TO CREAMED MIXTURE AND MIX WELL. STIR IN ALMONDS.

2.  ROLL 1 TEASPOON OF DOUGH AROUND EACH CHERRY.  PLACED ON GREASED BAKING SHEETS.  BAKE AT 325* FOR 15-20 MINUTES OR UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWN.  REMOVE TO WIRE RACKS TO COOL SLIGHTLY; ROLL IN CONFECTIONERS SUGAR.

YIELD 5 DOZ.

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/21/2010 8:40 PM EST
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ahhhhhhh Susan -- that recipe sure sounds like a 'keeper'.  I can';t wait to try it.  Thank your generous heart.

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/23/2010 2:21 PM EST
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Nancy G...

Your Welcome!  Let me know if they are good, I am thinking of making them for my husband, who loves cherries!

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/25/2010 6:55 AM EST
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We went to our neighbors for Christmas Eve and I didn't bring cookies, but the pumpkin log. What a hit it was! I myself will make another it was really good if you enjoy the spicy taste of cloves and cinnamon and the cream cheese filling. Yummmmmmm

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/25/2010 7:53 AM EST
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I made the cut out sugar cookies for the familys at the chruch.

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/25/2010 8:44 AM EST
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Merry Christmas everyone.  All the cookies are all baked and partly consumed.  We may make some candy today before or after dinner.  Hope you are all with or in contact with family and friends.  God bless!!

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/25/2010 11:24 AM EST
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Last night I made a big batch of chocolate chippers using white and semi-sweet chips, with lots of pecans.  And a batch the chocolate cookies we see here with mint chips.  Instead I used peppermint chips inside the dough and then piled it on top of each cookie ... such a delicious and such a pretty cookie.
I was going to add some of the Isle Coconut (??) cookies frommy freezer and make a great bunch of cookies to take to the local police.....
Now I wonder if I'll everdrive there today. 

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/25/2010 12:32 PM EST
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Today is Christmas as I have a urge to bake more Wedding cake cookies so off to the kitchen I go....Merry Christmas Everyone.

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/25/2010 12:43 PM EST
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Nancy, you are going to get a laugh out of this.  I went to make the White Island Chip cookies that you have said so much about. 
I had purchased 2 bags of white chips and then had to go get the macadamia nuts and the coconut.  When I got around to making them on Wednesday I looked and looked for the white chips and could not find them.  But I had already started making the batter so I did a quick switch and added semi sweet chips and since I wanted to hold onto the macadamia for the white chips I added toffee coated almonds that I chopped up.  I put in the coconut as well.
These cookies are pretty darned good despite all the changes.  I can just imagine if I followed the recipe.
Now for the real funny part.  Went out yesterday to get white chips, got them home and put them in the refrigerator drawer and guess what I found!  Yup, 2 bags of white chips!
Will be making the real recipe in a week or so, once all the holiday stuff is gone.

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/25/2010 1:24 PM EST
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lol lol lol Nikki -- that sounds like a good recipe "correction"
 ........ and I confidently promise you'll love those White Isle things.   I make cookies for so many people, so many different ages, and almost all of them like those best.  

But - TOFFEE COATED ALMONDS?!!?  Huh- where did you get those?   Oh, I want some.  I want some NOW - lol lol lol

Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

posted at 12/25/2010 3:13 PM EST
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lol lol lol Nikki -- that sounds like a good recipe "correction"  ........ and I confidently promise you'll love those White Isle things.   I make cookies for so many people, so many different ages, and almost all of them like those best.   But - TOFFEE COATED ALMONDS?!!?  Huh- where did you get those?   Oh, I want some.  I want some NOW - lol lol lol
Posted by Nancy G


In Barrington, the next town over and in Elgin, a little ways away, there is a store called Fishers, Hometown Nuts.  It used to be a "Home Econimist" they sell bulk items.  Well John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc.  They have all sorts of stuff in their warehouse stores.  I just got the correct spelling of the name from a bag of Praline Pecan Pieces.  A 1 pound bag cost me .79 you that is 79 cents!  I get most of my baking add ins there.  Would be more than happy to run a box of stuff down to you.  It would be a surprise box because I never know what they are going to have until I show up. 
We also get 25 pound bags of what they call "Bird Nuts" there it is a mix of either out dated stuff,  or things that have been toasted a bit much.  They bag it up and sell it for $12.00 for the "critters"  We have very happy birds and squirrels around the house.  The deer like it also.  Never know what is in the bags until you get there.  Used to be that they packed this stuff in boxes so you couldn't see what was included.  I got some once that was 2 boxes of walnuts and 1 box of macadamia nuts.  My husband actually nibbled on those.
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