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Old 11-04-2019, 08:47 PM
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I want to make cookies as gifts for Christmas. I prefer to make all time favorites rather than anything decorative specifically for the holiday. I think a variety of five kinds would be nice. So I have decided on

chocolate chip
oatmeal
peanut butter
sugar


What do you think my fifth recipe should be? I thought about snicker doodle but they are a lot like sugar cookies. Too close I think. What else is a really popular homemade cookie? Help me decide. TIA


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Old 11-04-2019, 08:53 PM
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I think you need something with a chocolate base. We love no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies!

https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/no-...tmeal-cookies/
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:05 PM
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Molasses crinkles
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:14 PM
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I much prefer classics to fancy I’d go with molasses or ginger.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:14 PM
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Shortbread. Traditional shortbread.


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Old 11-05-2019, 01:45 AM
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Double chocolate chunk
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:09 AM
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I also like to make simple,.old fashioned cookies at Christmas. I usually end up making peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, oatmeal cookies, and chocolate cookies. Sometimes I make thumbprint cookies with preserves,.or peanut butter thumbprint with a Hershey Kiss in the center. Sometimes I make molasses cookies.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:32 AM
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If you aren't worried about tree nuts, maybe something like a pecan snowball or an Italian wedding cookie.

Pfeffernusse cookies - spicy ball of delicious cookie.

Hermit bars - molassas, ginger based bar cookie

Candy treat such as chocolate covered peanut cluster. Dipped oreos. Chocolate (various types) covered mini pretzels.

I love snicker doodles though. To me they don't taste like sugar cookies because of the cinnamon and sugar coating. They are similar in base.

Just be careful packaging some of the spicy cookies with the others. The flavors can transfer.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:08 AM
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Thumbprint cookie
Snowballs or vanilla crescents

Spritz cookies (green dough)- with candied cherry in the center
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:46 AM
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Y'all are making me hungry. I love all the suggestions. The only thing I haven't seen that I really like are M&M cookies.


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Old 11-05-2019, 04:28 AM
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My vote is for gingersnap cookies. They have a Christmas flavor but you dont need to cut them out and decorate like gingerbread men.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/10...rsnap-cookies/
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Maybe make more than
Old 11-05-2019, 04:30 AM
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one kind of oatmeal cookies. We buy those candies that are orange slices, cut them in thirds and add them to oatmeal cookies. Maybe the Hershey's cinnamon chips would be good in them also.


Lemon lovers cookies, ranger cookies, mint petites or just to add a little variety,maybe some tiger butter.


Maybe chop up some peppermint and add to Snickerdoodles to change them up so they aren't like the sugar cookies.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:44 AM
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Snickerdoodles!
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:20 AM
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Pinwheel cookies! Love them!

I also agree something with a chocolate base would be a good addition. I love those chocolate pixies, but I know they don't keep well.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:32 AM
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My first thought was also molasses cookies, rolled in sugar before baking. BIG HIT!

I also have a recipe for shortbread mini chocolate chip and toffee pieces cookies that are always a winner. After baking you dip half of the cookie in melted chocolate and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Since no eggs are used it's a good option for those who are allergic. BTW, it takes longer to type the name than to make the cookies!
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:41 AM
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RetiredKat' can you share your no egg recipe?
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:45 AM
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All the suggestions sound delicious, but I’d go for Chocolate Crinkles. They’re also simple and homespun, and would add a color variation.
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Cookie recipe
Old 11-05-2019, 06:49 AM
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Cowboy cookies. You can goggle for recipe. I remember them as loaded with all sorts of good stuff.

I also vote for molasses and/or shortbread.
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Chocolate Crinkles
Old 11-05-2019, 07:16 AM
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So easy and such a favorite. They are pretty and yummy!
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Thank you everyone!
Old 11-05-2019, 08:25 AM
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So many good suggestions! I will look for recipes and then make this major decision in life. I want to start baking and freezing this week.
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Christmas cookie
Old 11-05-2019, 09:37 AM
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Yummy wedding cookie with a twist:
www.wellplated.com/candy-cane-snowball-cookies/
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:49 AM
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Make a big impression and are easy
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I would go with
Old 11-05-2019, 10:29 AM
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the traditional shortbread cookies made in a pan or a shortbread petticoat tails, but I grew up going to church with Scottish housewives.
Or the shortbread or sugar cookies from sweetopia
Maple cookies from Martha Stewart (my teacher friends favorite)
Better than brownies from Brown Eyed Baker
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Agree with Amiga
Old 11-05-2019, 11:11 AM
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Chocolate crinkles are a great addition.

Does anyone have a great recipe for them? My family favorite had shortening and replacing it with butter wasn’t quite right.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:32 PM
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Russian Tea Cakes (otherwise known as Snowballs or Mexican Wedding Cookies) are what my hand gravitates to when there is a variety of homemade cookies. Buttery, nutty, and the powdered sugar coating—so good. I like to make them, too, because you can fit a lot on the baking sheet since they don’t spread!
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:45 PM
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OK, all these suggestions sound yummy.

I've never baked and frozen cookies before. Do they hold up ok if you bake them now and don't eat until around Christmas?
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:22 PM
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Gingersnaps! A Christmas must have on our cookie trays.
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Cowboy cookies...
Old 11-05-2019, 04:32 PM
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Paula Deen has a recipe that sounds similar. Her recipe is called Monster Cookies. That was the recipe that began my hobby of baking cookies! So Good!
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Kahluablast...
Old 11-05-2019, 04:35 PM
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I'll be at school tomorrow and have access to a real computer. I'll post the recipe then.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:34 PM
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I've frozen cookies many times. I bake them at my cabin and leave them in a Tupperware freezer container so I always have cookies there to welcome me. They taste great right from the freezer or warmed up in the microwave. I always make choco chip cookies, and sometimes I've left them there for more than a month.
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Chocolate Chip and Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Old 11-06-2019, 04:40 AM
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Chocolate Chip and Toffee Shortbread Cookies
MAKES 70 to 75 cookies

INGREDIENTS
• 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
• 3/4 cup Heath toffee chips
• Candi Quik or Almond Bark (chocolate or vanilla) for dipping
• Large grain salt to sprinkle lightly on melted chocolate after dipping

INSTRUCTIONS
Place the butter, powdered sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until completely smooth. Mix in the vanilla. On low speed, mix in the flour until combined and a dough is formed. With a stiff spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and the Heath chips by hand.

Preheat the oven to 350°F and shape spoonfuls of dough into small balls, about one inch wide. Place the balls two inches apart on a cookie sheet that has either been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Press down lightly to give each cookie a slightly flat surface. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, until fairly firm to the touch. (I use a flat bottom glass dipped in sugar to flatten the dough balls)

Bake for 7 minutes. Rotate the baking sheets between racks and from front to bake. Bake until the edges are firm to the touch and just barely brown, 5 to 8 minutes more. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheets before removing from the pan, as shortbread is very brittle. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough, making sure the baking sheets are completely cooled between batches.

Melt the Candi Quik or Almond Bark. Dip one end of each cookie into the chocolate and use an off-set spatula or butter knife to scrape off the excess chocolate. Place the dipped cookies on waxed paper or parchment paper and let sit until the chocolate sets (or refrigerate to speed up the process).

Storage: The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days.

Original recipe:
https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-cho...e-kitchn-83224

The original recipe site has a picture of the cookies.
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Wow! Thank you everyone!
Old 11-06-2019, 07:00 AM
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Thank you for giving recipes too. How will I ever decide?
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:19 AM
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I second (or third or fourth) the chocolate crinkles! They are delicious.
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