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Holiday Cookies

momof3 Nov 9, 2006 12:28 AM

Hi everyone.
I am gearing up for my annual holiday cookie baking marathon.
My friend and I make 6 - 8 different types of cookies each year, pack them up beautifully and hand them out as gifts.
We have a few faves that we make every year, but I am always looking for new great recipes.
What are some of your fave Holiday cookies to eat/receive/make?
Two of mine are the Mexican Wedding Cakes (aka: pecan balls) and Russian Tea Cakes.
Look forward to reading your responses :)

  1. Caitlin McGrath Nov 9, 2006 03:50 AM

    You should definitely check this thread out: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    1. momof3 Nov 9, 2006 11:40 AM

      Thank you!
      I did a search for holiday cookies and this didn't come up for some reason.
      Exactly what I was looking for.

      1. c
        chocodile Nov 9, 2006 10:38 PM

        I am not sure whether you are interested in bar cookies, but in the December issue of Fine Cooking magazine they have an article on bar cookies. I made two of the recipes (cranberry streusel bars and turtle bars) for an election night party. People went crazy for them- I saw one guy grab three of them on his way out the door! They were very tasty (due in large part to alarming quantities of butter), not very time consuming, and can be made ahead (I made them on Sunday). I plan on adding them to my holiday rotation.

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        1. re: chocodile
          momof3 Nov 17, 2006 12:19 AM

          those sound great! Thank you.

        2. d
          DonnaB Nov 10, 2006 07:11 PM

          Can you post your recipes for the Mexican Wedding Balls and Russian Tea Cakes. Sounds Great!

          1. pitu Nov 17, 2006 02:50 PM

            There was an incredible thread on Xmas cookies last year, with recipes
            (I miss Sir Gawain!)

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/28195...

            be sure to click on the photo link of the first post . . .

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