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Christmas Cookies. MY FAVORITE DESSERTS!! Please post favorite recipes
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I LOVE COOKIES!! They are chewy, crisp and a couple may be all you need for your sweet tooth. I just found this recipe and think i'll make a batch because i love fruitcake!! ****PLEASE POST YOUR FAVORITE COOKIE RECIPES****

Christmas Fruitcake Cookies

"More Culinary Kudzu", Keetha DePriest Reed

1 tsp. baking soda
1 T. water
3 eggs, separated
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 lb. candied cherries, finely chopped
1/2 lb. candied pineapple, finely chopped
1/2 lb. white raisins, finely chopped
1 qt. shelled pecans, finely chopped
3 cups flour, divided
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets and set aside.

Combine baking soda and water in a small cup. Beat egg yolks in a small bowl.
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl and add the beaten egg yolks. Combine
fruit and pecans in a small bowl and sprinkle some flour over them. Add spices
and salt to the remaining flour and mix together. Combine creamed butter and
sugar, fruit, nuts and flour mixture. Add vanilla and the dissolved baking soda.
Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Drop teaspoon-size amounts
onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet on wire rack for a minute or so
before removing the cookies to the wire rack to cool completely. Cookies can be
frozen. Cookie dough can also be prepared and refrigerated for about a week.

Yields 10 to 12 dozen cookies, perfect for gift-giving.


from the November 2006 issue of Today in Mississippi
Mississippi Cooks: Featured Cookbook

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  -Christmas Cookies. MY FAVORITE DESSERTS!! Please post favorite recipes trueblue2007  Nov-29-11 08:19 PM   #0 
  - here is another one for people who LUV chocolate  trueblue2007   Nov-29-11 08:32 PM   #1 
  - one of my favorites. old fashiones MOLASSES SUGAR COOKIE  trueblue2007   Nov-29-11 08:42 PM   #2 
  - question for you cookie bakers  Skittles   Nov-30-11 05:01 AM   #6 
     - Freeze the dough or the cookies  sammytko   Nov-30-11 07:11 AM   #7 
        - OOH  Skittles   Nov-30-11 06:10 PM   #29 
        - That's what I do.  GoCubsGo   Dec-02-11 07:19 PM   #43 
  - Snickerdoodles  rurallib   Nov-29-11 08:54 PM   #3 
  - these must be a boomer favorite  shanti   Dec-03-11 12:01 AM   #48 
  - Wow, thanks, I was thinking about fruitcake the other day and this will work. No powder either!  freshwest   Nov-29-11 09:16 PM   #4 
  - oh SNICKERDOODLES are one of my favorites  trueblue2007   Nov-30-11 02:15 AM   #5 
  - i need the BEST sugar cookies ever. i believe hubby prefers the thicker ones, not flat crispy ones.  seabeyond   Nov-30-11 07:26 AM   #8 
  - to Seabeyond... would your hubby like SNICKERDOODLES??  trueblue2007   Nov-30-11 02:12 PM   #15 
  - nope. gotta be sugar cookies. i swear it has to be a childhood memory thing  seabeyond   Nov-30-11 02:42 PM   #18 
     - sugar cookies here  trueblue2007   Dec-01-11 10:46 AM   #34 
     - thank you so much. i guess i will haev to buy a sifter. i have not had a  seabeyond   Dec-01-11 01:19 PM   #35 
     - just leave out the cinnamon  Kali   Dec-02-11 07:26 PM   #44 
  - Here are at least several by Martha Stewart  GoCubsGo   Nov-30-11 03:41 PM   #20 
  - Thanks for the link, I found a basic 'Coconut Macaroon' and 'Gingerbread People' recipes there.  freshwest   Nov-30-11 04:03 PM   #22 
  - didnt think about her. i have looked up recipes on line, but i am clueless  seabeyond   Nov-30-11 05:54 PM   #27 
     - Yep, that's it.  GoCubsGo   Dec-02-11 07:15 PM   #42 
  - I found the best sugar cookie recipe  trueblue2007   Dec-07-11 07:00 PM   #54 
  - Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies With Citrus  freshwest   Nov-30-11 10:33 AM   #9 
  - Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies  freshwest   Nov-30-11 10:39 AM   #10 
  - hEY FRESH.... you just made a new friend!! your cookie sounds DELICIOUS  trueblue2007   Nov-30-11 02:15 PM   #16 
  - Oatmeal Cookies  freshwest   Nov-30-11 10:43 AM   #11 
  - Almond Biscotti Recipe  freshwest   Nov-30-11 10:52 AM   #12 
  - Haystacks or Ting-a-lings  geardaddy   Nov-30-11 12:48 PM   #13 
  - I always wondered what those were called!  Eyerish   Nov-30-11 04:06 PM   #23 
  - Anyone have a recipe for Coconut Macaroons? The light, crunchy ones. And gingerbread men?  freshwest   Nov-30-11 01:00 PM   #14 
  - Check the section in the grocery store that has Jewish foods.  GoCubsGo   Nov-30-11 03:48 PM   #21 
     - Thanks, I'll look in the store. Hadn't realizd they were Jewish. Saw that on the link, too.  freshwest   Nov-30-11 04:14 PM   #24 
        - I don't think they are specifically "Jewish"...  GoCubsGo   Dec-01-11 01:48 PM   #36 
  - CHRISTMAS COOKIES ... facebook group. lots of recipes  trueblue2007   Nov-30-11 02:29 PM   #17 
  - Ah, I don't do Facebook or Twitter. But this thread is going well. As far as the weight, just...  freshwest   Nov-30-11 02:58 PM   #19 
     - this gingerbread cookie  trueblue2007   Nov-30-11 04:51 PM   #25 
        - Thanks, snagged it!  freshwest   Dec-02-11 07:52 AM   #39 
  - BASIC CHRISTMAS COOKIE. -- frosted and very pretty  trueblue2007   Nov-30-11 05:27 PM   #26 
  - Beautiful for a gift platter. Would you call those Sugar Cookies?  freshwest   Nov-30-11 06:07 PM   #28 
     - yes............. they are SUGAR COOKIES  trueblue2007   Dec-03-11 01:12 AM   #50 
  - Peppermint bark. For Idiots. (Me.)  msanthrope   Nov-30-11 06:40 PM   #30 
  - love this. sooooooooooooooo delicious!!  trueblue2007   Dec-01-11 01:57 AM   #31 
  - HEATH BAR COOKIES soooooooooooo good!!!  trueblue2007   Dec-01-11 02:04 AM   #32 
  - These are JUST LIKE TOFFEE. When i take them to events I have  onecent   Dec-02-11 07:44 AM   #38 
  - CHRISTMAS COOKIES !! and look at the SUGAR COOKIES!! NorthPole.com  trueblue2007   Dec-01-11 10:45 AM   #33 
  - Cream cheese Spritz  Denninmi   Dec-01-11 01:55 PM   #37 
  - yes  shanti   Dec-03-11 12:03 AM   #49 
  - This is a yummy cookie ... Ginger Snaps (Food NetWork Alton Brown)  trueblue2007   Dec-02-11 03:31 PM   #40 
  - +1  freshwest   Dec-02-11 03:38 PM   #41 
  - these are unusual and deeeeelicious  Kali   Dec-02-11 07:50 PM   #45 
  - yum!!!! i love almond cookies. and the cherry on top - beautiful  trueblue2007   Dec-02-11 08:32 PM   #46 
     - pretty high fat but SOOO delicious!  Kali   Dec-02-11 11:03 PM   #47 
  - CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS ... Better Homes n Gardens Cookies  trueblue2007   Dec-03-11 02:17 AM   #51 
  - THIS is the thread that should never die! (apologies to greywarrior!)  hedgehog   Dec-03-11 10:46 AM   #52 
  - COOKIES... cookies....COOKIES. look at all these scrumptious cookies  trueblue2007   Dec-03-11 06:20 PM   #53 
  - i could eat all these cookies right now!!!  trueblue2007   Dec-10-11 11:26 PM   #56 
  - Chocolate Gingerbread for cookies, houses.  EFerrari   Dec-07-11 08:21 PM   #55 
 

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