Your Favorite Christmas Cookies!
- Dommy! Nov 30, 2005 04:55 PM
And in doing a quick search of the site... We haven't done this poll yet! :) What are your favorite Christmas Cookies to bake?
Bon Bons from the old Betty Crocker cookbook. They've been on the holiday cookie plate for generations in my family.
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.
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!!
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.