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December 12, 2009

Comments

jen

I love thumbprint cookies - the nuts and jam, yum!

I use my Mom's recipe, but it's pretty simple, much like this one: http://www.joyofbaking.com/ThumbprintCookies.html

Tracy

i'm just commenting cos all the cards and projects have been soooo wonderful!! (i've got the stamps...don't need to be in the giveaway :-)) i had to say thanks - all your DT are putting me in the spirit and i can't wait to make some tags - specially with your gingerbread man - he's gotta be one of my all-time favorite POD stamps michele - he's soooo darned cute!

Diana Albright

i would never turn down a chocolate chip, but for the holidays i really like spiced cookies. i tried this recipe from Martha Stewart for Pfeffernussen a couple of years ago, and they are yum, yum, yum!

Ingredients

Makes 3 dozen

* 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
* 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
* 3/4 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
* 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the confectioners' sugar in a brown paper bag.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, pepper, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and baking soda. Set aside.
3. Place butter, brown sugar, and molasses in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture; beat until just combined. Pinch off dough in tablespoon amounts; roll into 1 1/4-inch balls. Arrange balls 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. (Dough can be frozen at this point, covered tightly with plastic wrap, up to 1 month.)
4. Bake until cookies are golden and firm to the touch with slight cracking, about 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer sheets to a wire rack to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Working in batches, place cookies in paper bag; shake until well coated. Let cool completely on wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

Melinda Wilson

I will be truthful . . . cookie dough rarely gets baked at my house - LOL! My sons and I love cookie dough and my favorite is the original Chocolate Chip Cookie.
But . . . I have a recipe for a Cookie Dough Cheese Ball that I am going to try to make next week so I have listed it for you also if you are a big cookie dough person.

COOKIE DOUGH CHEESE BALL
1 (17.5 oz) box or pouch chocolate chip cookie dough mix
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups chopped pecans, divided

Combine cookie mix, cream cheese, butter, and 1 cup pecans in a large mixer bowl. Mix at low speed for 1 minute and then on medium speed until well combined. Shape into a ball, roll in reserved cup of pecans, then wrap & chill for at least
3 hours.
Serve with vanilla wafers or graham
crackers.

Lisa Plumb

My favorite fall and holiday cookie is a Molasses Crinkle! Yum!

Tracey

I love cookies!! And these Gingerbread Men are too adorable!! Some yummy ones are these whipped shortbread cookies my aunt makes. Moist and delicious!!

Denise Bryant

Love the gingerbread man! SWWWWEEEET!
A favorite cookie at my house is the Snowball Cookies featured on the Nestle's mini chocolate chip bag. They are like Russian Teacakes made with the mini morsels and some chopped pecans added to the dough. Yummy, and very festive looking!
DeniseB

Debbie K.

My favorite recipe is for molasses cookies. I know it doesn't sound very appetizing but believe me they are GOOD! They are especially good if you roll them out very thin before baking. You can use all your favorite cookie cutters with the dough too, just make sure you dust your table and rolling pin with flour so your dough won't stick. Yummy!!!
Debbie K.

Molasses Cut-Out Cookies

1 ½ Cup Molasses
1 Cup Sugar
½ Box Lard (1 Cup)
2 Eggs
5 Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
½ Teaspooon Cloves
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg


Mix all ingredients. Chill overnite. Roll out thin and bake at 350* for 10-12 minutes

Kirsten

I love the white cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. They look like snow balls. I am also a fan of lemon bars - YUMMY!

Denise Bryant

I posted earlier about these cookies, but thought I'd post the actual recipe since I realized that not all Nestle's mini morsels packages have it! I thought everybody following this post might appreciate the recipe!
MINI CHIP SNOWBALL COOKIES
1 1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
3 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. (12 oz. pkg.) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels
1/2 c. finely chopped nuts
powdered sugar
preheat oven to 375
beat butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in large mixing bowl til creamy.
gradually beat in flour. stir in morsels and nuts. shape level tablespoons of dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. place on ungreased baking sheet. bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. remove from oven. sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets. cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired. store in airtight container. makes about 5 dozen cookies.
Enjoy!
DeniseB

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