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    • #264966
      Avatar for MorningGMorningG

      Hello all! I’m trying to get ready for the holidays, as some of you know. A big part of that for me is trying to get the baking supplies early before the prices skyrocket.

      I know I’m going to be giving several people cookies. But I was wondering what are your favorite recipes for cookies/brownies/sweets to give? I’m actually sitting here stumped.


    • #401100

      Snickerdoodles, Spritz, Sugar Cookies, Peanut Butter blossoms, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal w/Chocolate Chips…just to name a few 🙂

    • #401102

      Maybe we could start a thread of cookie recipes? If we do it now then we have plenty of time to pick & choose & try recipes before Christmas? What does everybody think?

    • #401103
      Avatar for MorningGMorningG

      Thanks that’s what I was trying to do.

    • #401111

      Well, then here it goes. I’ll start. 🙂

      I got this recipe from a friend. Its so easy, it deceptive! You won’t believe how good it is until you try it!!!


      Glorified Graham Crackers
      1 stick butter
      1 stick margarine
      1 cup light brown sugar
      1 cup finely chopped pecans
      1 box honey graham crackers

      1.) Line cookie sheet with crackers. Melt butter & margarine in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar & stir until it dissolves.

      Then add pecans & stir together.
      2.) Pour over crackers & spread with spatula. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cut when warm.
      3.) Let cool before serving or storing.

    • #401117

      I love this idea with the cookie recipes. This is one of my favorites, can’t go wrong with it.

      No Bake Cookies

      2 cups sugar
      1/2 cup milk
      1/2 tsp. salt
      2 heaping tbsp. cocoa

      Bring to boil for 1 1/2 minutes, then remove from heat and add;

      2 tbsp vanilla
      1/2 cup peanut butter
      2 1/2 cup oatmeal

      Then drop by teaspoonfuls on wax paper. Cool completely before removing from wax paper. This are very good.

    • #401124

      COP Cookies:
      1 cup crisco
      1 cup brown sugar
      2 cups flour
      2 eggs, beaten
      1/2 cup sugar
      1 tsp salt
      1 tsp baking soda
      1 pkg chocolate chips
      1 cup oatmeal
      1 cup peanut butter
      1/2 Tbs vanilla

      1.) In large bowl, add all ingredients alternately & mix well.
      2.) Using a teaspoon, drop on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 345 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
      3.) Let cookies sit for 5-10 minutes. Then enjoy!

    • #401126

      Oh My No Bakes– are one of many of my favorite cookies—CHOC—and really a quickie to make…
      This was one of my first cookies as a kid that was allowed to make by myself… ummm

    • #401127

      I’ve never made COP Cookies, interesting name… I feel like a cookie monster reading all these recipes. Such good postings –And I know it will only get better here….

    • #401128

      I’m actually not sure why they are called COP cookies. (I got this recipe in an email.) I think its because it has Chocolate, Oatmeal, & Peanut Butter?

    • #401129

      Chocolate Mint Snow-top Cookies
      1 1/2 cups flour
      1 1/2 tsp baking powder
      1/4 tsp salt
      1 1/2 cups mint semi-sweet chocolate chips
      6 Tbs butter, softened
      1 cup sugar
      1 1/2 tsp vanilla
      2 eggs
      confectioner’s sugar

      1.) In bowl, combine flour, baking powder & salt; set aside.
      2.) Melt 1 cup mint morsels over hot water, stir until smooth.
      3.) In bowl, beat butter & sugar until creamy. Add melted chocolate & vanilla. Beat in eggs.

      Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in rest of chocolate chips. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; freeze until firm.
      4.) Preheat oven to 350.

      Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Coat with confectioner’s sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
      5.) Bake 10-12 minutes, until tops appear cracked.

      Let stand 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Cool completely.

    • #401130

      Chocolate Snowball Cookies:
      1 tsp vanilla
      1 cup powdered sugar
      1/2 cup plus 3 Tbs butter
      2 Tbs cocoa
      1/2 cup powdered sugar
      1/4 cup evaporated milk
      1 tsp vanilla
      3/4 cup flour
      1 cup walnuts

      1.) Mix 1 cup powdered sugar & 1 tsp vanilla & set aside.
      2.) Cream butter until fluffy. Beat in evaporated milk & 1 tsp vanilla.
      3.) Add dry ingredients & nuts. Shape into 1 inch balls.
      4.) Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
      5.) Roll immediately in vanilla & powdered sugar mixture.

    • #401131

      Christmas Wreaths:

      1 large box Cornflakes
      1 bag Red Hots (If you’re like me you’d need to buy 2 bags because 1 will get eaten while you work! 🙂 )
      1 1/2 to 2 bags marshmallows
      6 to 8 drops green food coloring

      1.) Melt marshmallows as you would for Rice Krispies Treats. Add food coloring until desirable shade. Pour cornflakes into bowl.

      Carefully pour warm marshmallows over cornflakes ans, using hands & spatula, mix until all are coated.
      2.) Form into wreaths. Top with red hots. Let cool.


    • #401132

      Reindeer Cookies:

      1 pkg white chocolate coating
      1 pkg Nutter Butter cookies
      mini chocolate chips
      mini red M&M’s

      1.) Melt white chocolate coating in double boiler or microwave.
      2.) Dip 1 Nutter Butter in coating. Rest cookie on wax paper.
      3.) Carefully add eyes (chocolate chips) & nose (red M&M’s).
      4.) Break apart pretzel & face broken pieces outward for ears. Voila!

      You have Rudolf! 🙂

    • #401133

      Christmas Crunch Bars
      (These really aren’t cookies, but I thought you guys might like this recipe too. Its easy & cute for Christmas!)

      1 cup Rice Krispies (red & green)
      1 cup chocolate chips

      1.) Put 1 cup Krispies in bowl & set aside.
      2.) In a small bowl, add 1 cup chocolate chips & microwave until melted.
      3.) Combine with krispies. Shape as you wish.
      4.) Put in freezer to harden.

    • #401135

      That explains the name for me. Sounds about right –will try this one

    • #404431

      Does anyone have a no-bake cookie recipe that doesnt have peanut butter in it???

    • #405572

      Unbaked pudding Cookies

      2 cups Sugar
      3/4 cup butter
      2/3 cup evaporated milk
      1 box (4 oz.) instant pudding
      3 1/2 cup quick cooking oats

      In a large saucepan combine sugar, butter and the milk. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring frequently. remove from heat and add pudding and oats.

      Mix. Using a teaspoon, drop onto wax paper. Makes about 5 dozen.

      I always loved butterscotch but so many flavors to pick from!

    • #405580

      brchbell, I really like the sound of these–quick & easy too. Vanilla pudding here.

    • #405583

      My Mom started making these back in the early 1960’s. I had lost the recipe and my dear sister-in-law sent it to me about 10 years ago.

    • #406349

      Love the recipe Brchbell!! Thanks for the help!!

      OK – Anyone got a good and easy recipe for Spritz??

    • #406352


      2/3 cup sugar
      1 cup Butter, softened
      1 egg
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      2 teaspoons vanilla
      2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

      Heat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients except flour in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy.

      Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until well mixed. If desired, prepare dough as directed by variations below.

      (If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate, 30 to 45 minutes.)

      Place dough into cookie press fitted with template. Form desired shapes, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

      Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
      I only use real butter in this recipe. You can really taste the difference! You can also use lemon or almond instead of vanilla!

      Land o’lakes has a great collection of cookies. Heres the link to their recipes if you want to get creative! Just search for Spritz and see all the recipes they have!


    • #406354

      Thank you brchbell!! I dont have a cookie press, so do you think if I took and filled a ziploc bag and cut the end small and make swirls…you think that would work?

    • #406356

      Yes! I even used the kids play dough press one year! LOL!

      If you have wide mouth cake decorating tips you could use those also. I love being creative in the kitchen. Some times it doesn’t work but I’ve found most of the time it does!

      Just make sure you get them all about the same size and thickness so they cook the same.

    • #406357
      i dont have a cookie press, so do you think if i took and filled a ziploc bag and cut the end small and make swirls…you think that would work?

      that might work, but you can also roll this dough out and do cut out cookies.

    • #406358

      Thanks brchbell. Dont have a playdough press any longer….lol but thats a great idea!! I am going to nake these tonight!!

      I will let you know how they turn out 🙂

      If you can roll them out – do you also mean like with a cookie cutter too Kim?

    • #406359

      @wilbe95 95710 wrote:

      That might work, but you can also roll this dough out and do cut out cookies.

      this is a very soft dough meant to press. If you try to roll and cut out make sure it’s very cold and use a well floured surface. I would think making balls and pressing them with the bottom of a sugared glass would work better than rolling them out if you go that direction with these.

      We were going to start making the Christmas cookies tonight. I am just getting over a few days of having the flu. I probably shouldn’t be doing much but feel so alive after the last few days I am even considering running out and sledding with the kids right now!

    • #406360

      I like to roll mine out and use the cookie cutters. I roll it in powdered sugar to keep them from getting dried out.

    • #406361

      Thank you Brchbell and Kim, I am headed outta here and into the kitchen, gonna make some nut cresants that DohDoh gave me a recipe for…..thanks bunches !!!


    • #406392

      Candy Cane Sticks

      16 oz tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
      1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint candy canes
      1/2 tsp mint extract
      3/4 cup all purpose flour
      3/4 cup confectioners sugar

      Line 2 baking sheets with foil, set aside. In a bowl, knead together cookie
      dough, 1/4 cup crushed candy canes, mint extract and flour until combined. Break
      off a level tsp of dough and roll into a 5″ long rope.

      Transfer to baking sheet.

      Repeat until entire sheet is full. Cover dough and refrigerate in between
      batches. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 min.

      or until puffed and just beginning to
      color, do not overbake. remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. repeat
      using all dough.

      to form a glaze, stir together confectioners sugar and 4 tsp water until smooth,
      spreading consistency. Brush some of the glaze over sticks and let dry
      completely. With a small paintbrush, use remaining glaze to paint stripes
      diagonally across sticks, spacing 1/2″ apart.

      Immediately sprinkle stripes with
      some of the remaining crushed candy to resemble a candy cane. Let dry
      completely. MAKES 60 COOKIES

      This is one that I found somewhere on the interwebs (I think from a cooking group on Yahoo) I am planning on making this for my baskets.


    • #406396

      Here is one that I found at King Arthur Flour. I’d been looking for a classic chocolate chip recipe.

      Chocolate Chip Cookies KAF Guaranteed

      * 2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
      * 2/3 cup granulated sugar
      * 1/2 cup unsalted butter, right from the fridge, or at room temperature
      * 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
      * 1/2 teaspoon salt
      * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
      * 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
      * 1 teaspoon vinegar, cider or white
      * 1 teaspoon baking soda
      * 1 large egg
      * 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
      * 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

      Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.

      1) In a large bowl, combine the sugars, butter, shortening, salt, vanilla and almond extracts, vinegar, and baking soda, beating until smooth and creamy.

      2) Beat in the egg, again beating till smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure everything is thoroughly combined.

      3) Mix in the flour, then the chips.

      4) Use a spoon (or a tablespoon cookie scoop) to scoop 1 1/4″ balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2″ between them on all sides; they’ll spread.

      5) Bake the cookies for 11 to 12 minutes, till their edges are chestnut brown and their tops are light golden brown, almost blonde. Remove them from the oven, and cool on the pan till they’ve set enough to move without breaking. Repeat with the remaining dough.

      Again, one of the cookies that I plan on putting in my baskets.


    • #406902

      @rtebalt 86890 wrote:

      Well, then here it goes. I’ll start. 🙂

      Glorified Graham Crackers

      I have a batch of these cooking right now. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for posting such an easy recipe.


    • #406933

      @BellaInara 95782 wrote:

      Here is one that I found at King Arthur Flour. I’d been looking for a classic chocolate chip recipe.

      I made these for the first time today. They are crunchy, with a softer center. They also have a great texture, not too crispy.

      I was really impressed with how many cookies I’ve gotten out of 1 batch. This was the first time that I’ve made cookies from scratch, and I’m glad they turned out so well.:040:

      I am off to finish my wrapping. And to try not to eat too many cookies before the party tonight.


      Merry Christmas Everyone!

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