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Show us your Christmas cookie platters!

We've been talking about them, now it would be fun to see some of the cookies folks are talking about.

Here is a platter I brought into work this morning. It contains Chocolate Crunch Cookies and Peanut Butter Fudge. I haven't made all my cookies yet because Christmas isn't until Saturday, but can't let the folks in the office starve.

 
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  1. Those look mighty good ... I'll grab the camera and see what I can produce to join your thread.

    1. Now that I've retired, I don't have an office to share cookies with but I did make up some plates for friends:
      These include Diabetic Ginger Cookies, Diabetic Maple Cookies, Diabetic Fruit Cake, Chocolate Fudge, Date Bars, Cameleon Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Mint Truffles, Mexican Wedding Cookies, "Magic" Cookie Bars, Toffee Cookies, and "No Bake" fruit cake. My wife and I still have to make the Zuni G√Ęteau Victoire and Raspberry Coconut bars. Those are on the agenda for tomorrow. Then we'll start delivering the plates. Gonna be fun .....

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        1. re: todao

          Todao, I would absolutely LOVE your recipes for the diabetic ginger and maple cookies and the Raspberry Coconut Bars!

          1. re: TrishUntrapped

            I'm not sure my wife will allow me to disclose here Raspberry Coconut bar recipe; but I'll advocate on your behalf to see what I can do. I know she wouldn't be pleased if I posted it on a forum.
            My email address, cryptic as it is, is listed on:
            http://www.chow.com/profile/203621?ta...
            Send me a note to and I'll get back to you as soon as I've received a decision from the kitchen master. We cook together but I built the kitchen for her so she has the final word in there.

        2. Here's mine. Cut out cookies; Linzers with Blueberry Lime Jam/Cranberry Pepper Jelly; Molded Walnuts with Chocolate Ganache; Truffetes: Cranberry w/Cranberry Liqueur, Mocha Latte, Macallan Single Malt Scotch; Spritz cookies that didn't spritz and so got rolled, flattened and sugared; Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip; Candied Orange Peel both plain and spicy chili, dipped in chocolate.
          And just for kicks there's a photo of the fall leaf cookies as well!

           
           
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          1. re: morwen

            Absolutely beautiful cookies. We're starting to bake tonight...

            1. re: morwen

              Morwen, how did you achieve the pinwheel effect on the bright yellow star cookie at about 9 o'clock in the left picture?

              1. re: blue room

                I outlined and flooded the cookie with orange icing and while it was still wet put a generous dot of red icing in the center and allowed it to sink in. Then I took a toothpick and from the center of the red dot, pulled the toothpick in an arc outward toward each of the star's points.

              2. All so nice! I'll keep watching this thread. I'm inspired-- it would be fairly easy to do a lunar eclipse in cookies, wouldn't it?

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                1. re: blue room

                  It'd be a good use of time to bake cookies while waiting around for the lunar eclipse. It'd keep me from falling asleep and missing the entire experience; which is an understandable risk at 3 AM.

                2. I didn't take any pictures this year, but here's a pic from last year.

                   
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                      1. re: jenscats5

                        Thank you! Two more...and that's it! lol

                         
                         
                    1. re: ttoommyy

                      I love the plaid effect. Check out this person's use of plaid, chintz and gingham-type effects. She does the country quilt thing very effectively: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookiecr...

                      1. re: morwen

                        Those are amazing...in fact, all her cookies are amazing. Thanks for sharing morwen.