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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:49 PM

My boyfriend will meet my mother tomorrow at the annual extreme Christmas cookie baking extravaganza

He will either fall in love or run away screaming.

We make fantastic Christmas cookies. And we are serious about them.

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Reply My boyfriend will meet my mother tomorrow at the annual extreme Christmas cookie baking extravaganza (Original post)
antigone382 Dec 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
antigone382 Dec 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #3
antigone382 Dec 2012 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #5
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #15
antigone382 Dec 2012 #20
surrealAmerican Dec 2012 #6
antigone382 Dec 2012 #9
mythology Dec 2012 #10
antigone382 Dec 2012 #11
mrmpa Dec 2012 #12
Tsiyu Dec 2012 #14
surrealAmerican Dec 2012 #17
antigone382 Dec 2012 #18
rurallib Dec 2012 #7
antigone382 Dec 2012 #8
Tsiyu Dec 2012 #13
antigone382 Dec 2012 #21
nolabear Dec 2012 #16
antigone382 Dec 2012 #19
Tsiyu Dec 2012 #22
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #23
antigone382 Dec 2012 #24

Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:50 PM

1. Let's hope it's the former!

If she's anything like you, then there will be no problem...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:53 PM

2. Why thank you Peggy!

I think you actually almost met my mom in person a few years ago...she's a DUer and she went out to California.

I think it will be a lot of fun, but he comes from a much lower key family than I do...lol

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:54 PM

3. I remember that near miss!

It was a shame...

Remind me of her name...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:56 PM

4. Her DU name is Tsiyu.

I'm not sure if she wants her actual name on DU, but i can PM it to you if you can't remember it.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:15 PM

5. PM would be good, and thanks!

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:36 AM

15. Your mom is Tsiyu?

Never met her, but she's a sweetie!

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:28 AM

20. Yep, and yep!

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:13 PM

6. I think we may need some details ...

... about those "extreme cookies"...


... or should we look for them in Cooking and Baking?

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:54 PM

9. Do not impugn on the quality of the sacred Christmas cookies.

Our blood, sweat, and tears go into those cookies. If you disrespect them, so will yours.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:10 AM

10. I prefer my cookies be of the

no blood, sweat or tears variety. None of those mix well with chocolate chips.

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Response to mythology (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:18 AM

11. Well, all I can say is my mother has true talent.

I can't say for sure if I have inherited it. She doesn't really let me do much besides the easy stuff (rolling the dough, cutting it out, frosting, etc.). But the results are magical.

We do make chocolate chip cookies, but other varieties are 1) kolackies, which are Polish...almost "pastry-ish" cookies that have a lot of cream cheese and butter in the dough, rolled into little burritos with apricot or raspberry frosting; 2) Pecan crescents, which have a shortbread texture and are rolled in powdered sugar; and 3) the absolute best iced sugar cookies you ever had in your life--crispy, subtly spiced cookies that melt in your mouth, complete with an elaborately decorated layer of icing that completes the cookie without overpowering it.

Oh, now I am full of anticipation. It isn't really Christmas until I make/eat copious amounts of cookies.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:55 AM

12. The kolackies............

if you don't mind could you PM the recipe? My 82 year old mother (whose father was from Poland) has talked about these, but has never made them. Perhaps the extreme bakers in your family have a recipe I might be able to tackle and then surprise my mom with them.

Thank you.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:59 AM

14. Hold on

My cookbook with the easy recipe is at the baking location, but I have another.

Be right back

Okay: The regular recipe I use is from a Polish friend's mom and does not use egg.

This recipe is adapted from the Solo Pastry Filling can. I have used it and they are fine:


I cup butter softened

1 8 oz package cream cheese

I Tbsp Milk

1 TBSP sugar

1 egg yolk

1 and 1/2 c all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

Solo filling or jam ( the Solo filling is a small 12 oz can but it is really concentrated and is the best fruit filling, comes in a bunch of flavors and around here I can only find it in Kroger. The pastry is not real sweet for this, so if you use a jam, add a little extra sweetening )

Beat first four ingredients til well blended

Beat in egg yolk

Sift flour and baking powder, stir into dough til blended and stiff

Refrigerate several hours

Preheat to 350

Roll out dough as thin as you can on lightly floured surface. Cut into small circles 2-3" across using whatever you have - a cup, a biscuit cutter.

Make a small line of filling down the center of the circle, fold the sides over each other and press with a dab of water to seal. You only need a little bit of filling so don't overdo.

Place on cookie sheet ( we use Baker's Joy to grease ) and bake until done.

They can be almost white or you can brown them a bit. They may puff way up but will settle once they cool. They gett way better with age. You can dust with powdered sugar or sprinkle nuts on the ends, too.


This is a variation of their thumbprint recipe. You can also do these like thumbprints, or you can cut squares and fold over the same.

Enjoy!






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Response to antigone382 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:44 AM

17. No impugning intended

I just wanted to know what kind of cookies they were. I see you've already answered. They sound delicious.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:09 AM

18. Oh, I know...just getting into the spirit of the event

Gotta get your game face on when there's cookie baking afoot.

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:44 PM

7. No part of your boyfriend could end up in the cookie

could it? Just checking

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Response to rurallib (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:53 PM

8. That would ruin the cookies.

any parts lost would be composted. Or fed to dogs.

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:56 AM

13. Jeez. I TOLD you I will brush my teeth,


I will wear shoes and I won't do any underarm fart noises.

I don't go all out like this for just anyone, you know.





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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:30 AM

21. Who said you couldn't make underarm fart noises?

We're trying to win him over, here!

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:37 AM

16. Geez, it's getting just like Facebook around here.

Seriously, I envy you the cookie baking together. Merry Christmas guys, and I hope the boyfriend appreciates you.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:10 AM

19. Thanks!

It's the one holiday tradition I demand.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:01 AM

22. This IS my daughter's way to shame me into Facebooking I think



I won't do it.

My religion sez Facebook is of the Debbill...

so she gets me over here lol

I think before I meet this boy, I'm gonna black out some teeth and put on my raggedyist overalls and drive up with a chicken in the car. A live one.

Maybe I'll even give him the chicken for a Christmas present. With a box of cornflakes. ( He's a vegetabletarian )

Whatya think?




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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:31 AM

23. Does your boyfriend know how serious your family is

about Christmas cookies?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:41 AM

24. Some things can only be fully understood through experience. n/t

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