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Your Favorite Christmas Cookies!

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And in doing a quick search of the site... We haven't done this poll yet! :) What are your favorite Christmas Cookies to bake?

--Dommy!

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  1. Gebeckenes. (A thinly rolled cut butter cookie, mit decorations, from Austria/Germany.)

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    1. re: Karl S

      Karl, Isn't gebeckenese "fried cow's udder"? LOL

      1. re: AMM

        Sorry for the typo. It's a generic term for baked goods, but it's an old family recipe under that name.

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        1. re: AMM

          Sorry for the typo. It's a generic term for baked goods, but it's an old family recipe under that name.

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        Jane Hathaway

        Bon Bons from the old Betty Crocker cookbook. They've been on the holiday cookie plate for generations in my family.

        1. Like Thanksgiving, Christmas needs to be classic, with as few surprises as possible. With that in mind I nominate the penultimate Christmas cookie: Corny Spritz cookies in shapes like wreathes and Christmas trees, pumped out of a press and decorated by the kids with red and green sprinkles and those round gold and silver whatchamacallits (on the tip of my tongue - somebody help me). But being a stickler for fine flavor, please be sure to make them with fresh unsalted butter and the best vanilla - plenty of both.

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          1. re: Niki Rothman

            Dragees?

            My favorite christmas cookie is a family recipe -- it's a cake-like cookie, rolled and cut with cookie cutters, then frosted and decorated. The recipe came from my great grandmother, who was Norweigian.

            1. re: DanaB

              Care to share the recipe?

              1. re: DanaB

                YES!
                Dragees it is.
                May Santa bring you everything on your list.

                1. re: DanaB

                  Im hoping to see the recipe for this one! as well as all the others, of course!

              2. Linzer tarts, Neopolitan Rainbow Cookies, Bakery Cookies (butter cookie sandwiches dipped in chocolate and sprinkles on one edge), rugelach, those are the traditional. But I've found a few similar but different one the last few years too. If I'm going to eat all those calories, it had better be special!!

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                1. re: coll

                  Neopolitan Rainbow Cookies are a must!!

                  1. re: Dev

                    Yes, they are the best tasting, but even more for the color on the platter!

                    1. re: Dev

                      If you have a recipe for Neopolitan Rainbow cookies, please post it. TIA

                  2. Just the good old stand by of sugar cookies with butter cream frosting. One year when I was really pressed for time, I bought some of the Lofthouse sugar cookies for a work holiday party-BLECH. I always take the time now to make my own.