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Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:39 AM

Cookies that keep well

It's nice to have a semi-sweet nosh in the house. I don't bake very often. I need a recipe for a cookie that stores well. Something durable and not too sweet to dunk in my afternoon cuppa. I already make biscotti. I'd like to try something new. Flavors like orange, anise and ginger would be a plus. Any ideas?

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pscot Feb 2012 OP
kdmorris Feb 2012 #1
pscot Feb 2012 #2
grasswire Feb 2012 #3
Tesha Feb 2012 #5
grasswire Feb 2012 #4
pscot Feb 2012 #6
yellerpup Feb 2012 #7
grasswire Feb 2012 #8
yellerpup Feb 2012 #10
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #9
Lars39 Feb 2012 #11
pscot Feb 2012 #12

Response to pscot (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 12:06 PM

1. I never have that problem

We never have cookies last long enough to worry about them needing to "keep". With three daughters (only one lives with us) and two grandsons (one one of which can eat cookies)... I don't anticipate cookies lasting longer than it takes to get them off the cookie sheet.

Sorry... I know that doesn't help much with your recipe request, but thought I'd explain why I don't really know.

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. That's one reason I'm looking for something aromatic

Less kid appeal.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 06:19 PM

3. how about a shortbread?

Easy to make, stores very well, and you can jazz it up. I made some orange-ginger shortbread for my aunties at Christmas and it was well received.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 06:21 PM

4. may I suggest that you look for some old European recipes?

Something like lebkuchen or springerle or pfefferneuse would provide spice and storability.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 08:03 PM

6. I made Nurnberger lebkuchen for xmas.

was easier than I expected. They hung around 'til the end of January. One of those was a meal. I mean to try them again.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 08:16 PM

7. Gingersnaps keep for a long time.

They're good for snacks and you can make pie crusts out of the crumbs.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 09:10 PM

8. and anything with molasses is nutritious, too!

Good suggestion.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:15 AM

10. So true.

Good point, grasswire!

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:36 AM

9. I was going to mention biscotti, but cookies of any kind don't last long here.

 

Not because they go bad - they get eaten. I have to set one aside with my name on it if I want one. I don't eat a lot of cookies, but everyone else does.



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Response to pscot (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:43 PM

11. Another route to take is to freeze your favorite cookie dough...

then only bake what you want for the day or two.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:51 PM

12. I made a double batch of biscotti

It's a simple process that I'm familiar with. I used almomds, dried cranberries and orange zest and painted the tops with chocolate. They're hard as dog biscuits, but taste good and should actually improve with age. Thanks to all who responded.

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