Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Holiday cookies or other goodies you like to bake this time of year?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:05 PM
Original message
Holiday cookies or other goodies you like to bake this time of year?
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 12:05 PM by tigereye
I was talking with some coworkers about fave Christmas cookies (or Hannukah goodies) and baked goods we like to make.


Any favorites from childhood or current times people want to tell about?


My mom used to make mini fruitcake cookies (can't think of the name of em) with raisins, candied fruits and pecans. They were so good. She soaked the raisins in whiskey of some sort. Yum.


I make different kinds of breads to give folks, like nut and cranberry breads.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:07 PM
Response to Original message
1. My bourbon balls are famous on two coasts
:-). Not really, but I've been making them for 33 years and everywhere we've lived, people like them.

I miss my Grandmothers' nut rolls and kolaches. I try, but I don't seem to come close even with their recipes.

I have the recipe for the fruitcake cookies. I used to make those every year too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:10 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. my husband makes nut and apricot rolls like his mom used to
he says they aren't as good, but nutroll wasn't something that my mom made, so I can't tell. He does all the yeast baking in our house. He makes really good French bread for Xmas dinner as well.

yeah, maybe it was bourbon. Do you remember what they were called? I suppose I could call my mom and ask her... :think:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:13 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. Fruit and Nut cookies, seriously, that's what my recipe card
says. I just took them out to make up a shopping list and I use bourbon for those too.

Hey, your husband can send those kolaches up here anytime :-).
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:08 PM
Response to Original message
2. Pumpkin bread, no-bake fudge cookies, white chocolate macademeia.
The last are a pain, because I have to order the white chocolate, there's no place locally that sells vegan white chocolate chips.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:11 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. mmm. sounds scrumptious.
I love white chocolate. I don't know that I've ever had vegan white chocolate.

I had an excellent vegan pumpkin bread from our local co-op not too long ago.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:17 PM
Response to Reply #4
7. Fruit purees work well as a binder, so quick breads are easy to veganize.
The only place I know of to get vegan white chocolate is http://www.veganstore.com/?deptid=17124&parentid=44&sto...

They also make great vegan marshmallows.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:21 PM
Response to Reply #7
10. hmm, what constitutes vegan marshmallows?
do they have some animal type ingredient? I didn't know that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:25 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. Normally they're made with gelatin. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:27 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. what do they substitute?
crap. I should be writing reports, and what am I doing instead? :rofl:


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:39 PM
Response to Reply #15
19. seaweed derived vegetable gel.
Which doesn't sound real appetizing, but better than boiled hooves. :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:17 PM
Response to Original message
6. I do tons of cookies every year
at least 8-10 different kinds. But I like to rotate out different varieties. The no-bake smore bars are a big favorite, though.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:23 PM
Response to Reply #6
11. give with some names!
I like to hear about different types of cookies.


I did the 12 dozen thing one time... :crazy: I was about ready to rip my hair out by the time I was done.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:55 PM
Response to Reply #11
24. This year's list
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 12:56 PM by AllegroRondo
Almond cardomom balls
Bishop's hats (theyre filled with jam and folded to look like a hat)
Chocolate almond dipped shortbread fingers
Anice sticks
Chocolate espresso biscotti
no-bake Smore bars
gingerbread
cranberry oatmeal
peach and raspberry thumbprints
and 5 kinds of truffles


I try to make one kind a day for 2 weeks, it makes the stress easier.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #24
25. thanks!
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 01:11 PM by tigereye
cardamom almond balls sound good. I love cardamom.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #6
48. Could you post the recipe for the no-bake smore bars?
Please? Thank you!!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:17 AM
Response to Reply #48
54. Its actually pretty easy
1 - 12oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - can sweetened condensed milk
1 - 10oz bag mini marshmallows
1 1/2 to 2 cups broken graham crackers (about one box) OR graham cracker cereal

line a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil, and spray it with cooking spray (like Pam). put graham crackers into a ziplock bag, and roll with a roling pin until loosely broken up. not powdered, but not big chunks either.
put the chips and condensed milk into a large microwave safe bowl. microwave on high for 20 seconds, then stir. keep heating it for 10-20 seconds at a time and stirring until the chips melt into a big gooey mess. mix in the marshmallows and graham crackers until everything is coated in chocolate, then pour into the pan and press flat. put into the freezer for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
after its frozen, pull the block out of the pan, remove the foil, and cut into bars.

Another variation is to use peanuts instead of graham crackers, to make rocky road bars. Ive done it with salted peanuts, and the salt and chocolate combination is darn tasty.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:17 PM
Response to Original message
8. Lebkuchen
Kevin's grandmother gave me her recipe and I make them every year in her honor. :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:23 PM
Response to Reply #8
12. what are they exactly?
I've heard of em, but can't picture them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:27 PM
Response to Reply #12
16. German spice cookies
here's a link: Mine never look this good.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebkuchen

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:29 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. mmm, I want to run in the kitchen and start baking....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 04:18 PM
Response to Reply #16
65. Thanks for the recipe!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:18 PM
Response to Original message
9. I make truffles.
The butterscotch kind are the yummest!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:24 PM
Response to Reply #9
13. wow. You win.
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 12:26 PM by tigereye
YOu are truly the goddess!

alas, the bow down/god smiley doesn't work here. Truffles are well, goddess-like, in my view. Sigh.


I was at a store today after a work appt, and was buying some X-mas stuff, and of course I bought some boots! For some reason when I see boots, I tend to think of you! :rofl:


we need a bootaholics chapter, or something.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #13
33. Truffles are actually really easy to make
and you can try out all different kinds of filling flavors and coatings. It's fun. I brought ziploc baggies of them to work with me (to share) when I was a department store gal. My co-workers assured that they disappeared quite promptly.


Yay on your new boots! I need a new pair, but unfortunately I need practical, winter-appropriate ones this time around.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 04:27 PM
Response to Reply #33
37. oh, these are flats....
I don't think they are water-proof though.


I have a (boring) fleece lined water-proof brown pair for winter - but I have to dig em out.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:29 PM
Response to Original message
18. cheesecake, it's about the only dessert i can actually make successfully. I tried
to make pie before but the crust, never had any luck making it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:40 PM
Response to Original message
20. peanut butter fudge
I'm famous for it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #20
26. I seem to remember than from other threads in year's past!
I haven't made fudge since I was teenager... good for you!

My mouth is watering.

:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:52 AM
Response to Reply #26
60. I'm always happy to share the recipe, if you're interested
let me know.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
elfrangel Donating Member (661 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:42 PM
Response to Original message
21. The family Calls them Great Aunt Amy's Teacakes..
The recipe I have was copied in 1925 by my great grandmother, she got it from her great aunt.

Kind of a mild sugar cookie that you can do almost ANYTHING with. I use it to make roll out cookies, snickerdoodles, pressed cookies, etc. It's a really versatile recipe.

I remember making them as a kiddo with my mom during the holidays. We always had more than we thought we did. LOL.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:15 PM
Response to Reply #21
27. I love those family recipes that are handed down year after year
my grandmother used to make a white frosted cake with bitterweet chocolate icing dribbled on it for birthdays - I seem to remember my mom making it a few times and then bagging it, saying it was too much work.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:52 PM
Response to Original message
22. Mom used to make Kolachi. Cookies with jam and cream cheese in them
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 12:53 PM by GreenPartyVoter
http://www.recipezaar.com/81373

Hers usually were strawberry or raspberry jam, I think.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #22
29. we see those a lot here at holiday parties in Western PA
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 02:18 PM
Response to Reply #29
35. Mom and her family had roots there. She was born in Philly, but she moved a lot as she was a
Marine brat.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:19 PM
Response to Reply #22
31. I love kolackis-but how do you keep the jam from spilling out?
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 01:25 PM by nam78_two
Everytime I try to make the darn things, unless I am doing boring old thumbprints, the jam seeps out before the cookies are done. I can never make them look this pretty :( :

http://allrecipes.com/Cooks-Profile/Photo.aspx?photoID=...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #31
34. Maybe thumbprints are the only way??
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #31
68. Real Texas kolachen look like a dinner roll.
They look like a rectangular dinner roll. The filling is totally enclosed. I like prune and poppy seed the best.

The ones they sell in stores are round and have the goo in the middle. I make those sometimes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:53 PM
Response to Original message
23. Pumpkin muffins, banana bread, gingerbread and gingerbread cookies...
:9
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #23
38. I like gingerbread
I always make some for New Years... and make my own whipped cream to go with it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:15 PM
Response to Original message
28. I make Rum Balls that are a really big hit. I get requests for them
from the guys I work with. My daughter and I get together each year and spend a whole weekend making cookies, candies and other treats. We have several standards that we make every year (fudge, elf cookies, sugar cookies, etc.) and we always wind up trying 2 or 3 new recipes that we have found. Most of it is taken to work or given as gifts.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #28
30. elf cookies?
what are those, pray tell?


I am looking at an article in the newpaper food section about different kinds of cookies, and I love to hear about em. I like trying new things.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:35 PM
Response to Reply #30
32. They go by many names. Simple to make, but very good.
Elf Cookies

1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. coconut
6 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
6 oz. pkg. butterscotch chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. chopped pecans

Spray a 9 X 13" pan with cooking spray (makes them easier to get out of the pan). Mix the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs and press evenly on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with coconut, chips and nuts. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top. Bake at 325 for 20 - 30 minutes or until they just start to brown on top (do not overbake). Cool in pan and cut into squares.

You can use any combination of chips that you like. We like to use dark chocolate and white chocolate chips together.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #32
36. mmm, I love those!


Maybe I will make a batch - sounds pretty easy.


I was just talking to some colleagues about how some moms make spicy cookies and some make chocolate cookies!


My mom always made the spicy, fruity ones. And I'm a chocolate maven! :evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 04:59 PM
Response to Original message
39. My Mother always makes cranberry bread and peanut clusters
and she always holds a cookie decorating party every year. She's been doing that since I was a child and she now does it for the Grandchildren and the Great-Grandchildren. She goes all out for Christmas morning brunch..she makes eggs Benedict for everyone. MMmmmm, I just got excited about Christmas!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #39
42. we would always have special foods for Xmas morning
lots of grapefruit and oranges, since they weren't as available then as they are now.


Wow. Eggs Benedict sounds really good!


I usually make a cinnamon bread Christmas morning. A friend of mine would have a Christmas tree trimming party each year.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 05:06 PM
Response to Original message
40. Currant cookies and pepparkakor
And a big batch of Swedish meatballs on New Years Eve. :9
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 07:37 PM
Response to Reply #40
43. that sounds neat!
pepparkakor? What is that?


:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:21 PM
Response to Reply #43
53. It's a Swedish ginger cookie...very thin
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 11:22 PM by GoddessOfGuinness
highly addictive! :9 :toast:

By the way, I love fruitcake; and your mom's cookies sound fantastic!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #53
57. they are!
I just can't remember the name of em right now!


I think I've bought similar cookies to what you describe at Ikea? Maybe we should get a DU cookie cookbook! (I should probably have cross- posted this in the cooking and baking group!


my mom also makes an apricot/nut bread that is just amazing - kind of fruitcake-like. I think there are only a few of us around who like fruitcake....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #57
62. IKEAs are pretty good...
probably as close as any recipe I've tasted. Still, there's nothing like homemade cookies...especially when you're baking them in your own oven, and making your house smell like heaven!

I love the cookbook idea! We could sell it and raise money for DU!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 05:29 PM
Response to Original message
41. Christmas Cake. The only thing I kind of do well.
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/the-classic-christma...

English recipe, but hey I'm English so this works for me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 07:42 PM
Response to Reply #41
46. is this the one you put the coin in?
or is that the pudding? The cake looks really good, btw. But remind me what treacle is.... ;)

Friends of mine told me they made the English Christmas pudding one year - it sounded like a ton of work.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 07:39 PM
Response to Original message
44. chocolate pound cake is a requirement. I always bake one for us
and one to sell at the Sunday School Class Charity auction. This year I also made a cream cheese marble pound cake.

I don't do much in the way of other baking due to not wanting to gain weight back but in my heyday I did a lot of baking.

German Chocolate Cake
cookies: pressed butter cookies, chocolate chip and oatmeal, a yummy peanut butter and chocolate swirl cookie, almond butter crisps

brownies, fudge, divinity

when I was still living with my parents and we still had lots of extended family, mom and I made a German Chocolate Cake, a jam cake and a fresh coconut cake every Christmas. Granny made a Brazil Nut cake.

I have to do some cookies this year for a church event and am considering snickerdoodles
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:48 AM
Response to Reply #44
58. I love German chocolate cake
I haven't had it for ages, though.


Brazil nut cake! Cool. What is that like?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 05:39 PM
Response to Reply #58
67. chocolate cake with a boiled white icing. But there were ground up Brazil nuts in the cake
quite good.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 07:40 PM
Response to Original message
45. Baklava, gingerbread men, shortbread,
Swedish jelly cakes, Nanaimo bars and chocolate rum balls are a few of the cookies expected, nay DEMANDED by my kids at Christmas time. We also bake a gingerbread house every year, using a cast-iron mold, and then decorate it with pounds of candy!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 07:55 PM
Response to Original message
47. banana nut bread and pumpkin bread w/ cranberries
we give away loaves as gifts, especially to the neighbors.

I'm trying to lose some weight right now and cut back on the carbs and sugar....which means my motivation for baking this holiday season is about nil.

:D

:hi:


damn, now I'm hungry! I gotta go eat dinner right now: baked fish and steamed veggies. Oh joy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:34 PM
Response to Original message
49. When I used to bake, I would make about 7 kinds of cookies:
Tassies
Peanut butter kisses
Russian tea cakes
Giant chocolate chip cookies
Buckeyes
Sugar cookies (decorated) or spritz
Thumbprints (with icing)

Now I just order a cookie tray from a local bakery.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:38 PM
Response to Original message
50. Ready?
I usually start out with a gingerbread house (that's gonna be this weekend, actually)...then I move on to shortbread cookies, chocolate shortbread cookies, iced sugar cookies, lemon cookies, chocolate lace cookies, ruby date bars, spritz cookies, butter cookies, snowball cookies, tamales -- then there's the pies: lemon meringue, chocolate cream, pumpkin, cheesecake, some kind of fruit pie -- usually apple -- pumpkin chiffon, banana or coconut cream. Oh, and the chocolate covered cherries and the peanut brittle and the fudge and the divinity and the chocolate-mint patties and the chocolate-coconut patties and the truffles and the peanut butter cups and...and...I forget what else.

Whatever else takes my fancy, usually.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:51 AM
Response to Reply #50
59. I seem to remember talking with you about this last holiday season
:hi:

that's amazing. But when do you sleep?


One year I did the 12 dozen cookies for a cookie exchange and I was about ready to hurl cookie sheets after the 10th batch or so.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:54 PM
Response to Original message
51. General Lee's Cookies
Supposedly Robert E. Lee's favorite cookie and a family recipe. I got the recipe from the woman in charge of the VIP house at Washington & Lee University. Hate to say I've modified it a bit, but I think Bob would have approved.

I force myself to only make them this time of year. I have people begging for them constantly. They are addictive! A molasses spice cookie. Chewie, buttery and totally decadent.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nevilledog Donating Member (902 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 10:02 PM
Response to Original message
52. The same every year.... Divinity and Rosettes....
Okay, I don't make them, my mom does. And Christmas morning a fantastic quiche with swiss cheese, bacon and lots of hot green chili....and Mimosas to drink!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:31 AM
Response to Original message
55. I don't make them.. But my aunt always sends me..
Snicker-doodles for the holidays.. She lives a few hours away so the they make it through the mail OK. They are my favorite cookie.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:53 AM
Response to Original message
56. Lots and lots!
Last night we made 5 dozen cookie-cutter sugar cookies. The tradition there is to let the kids in the family do the decorating with 8 different sprinkle colors and icing, but Brendan pooped out after 2 dozen, so ThinkBlue1966 finished them up.

In addition to the sugar cookies, I always make:

Peanut butter cup cookies
Thumbprint cookies (mine are rolled in walnuts and filled with strawberry jam)
Hershey's kiss cookies (vanilla cookie with a chocolate kiss in the center)
Nut rolls (the kind with a cream cheese-based dough and walnuts, butter, and sugar in the filling)
Rum balls
Peanut butter balls (a type of soft peanut butter candy, dipped in melted chocolate)
Chocolate-chip Rice Krispies treats (my son's personal request)
Italian wedding cookies
M&M snowman cookies

I give out boxes of cookies as presents to family members and close friends. Other stuff we make:

Mint chocolate brownies
Pineapple nut bars
Lemon squares
Applesauce cake (recipe came from my great-great-grandmother, and we make it every year)
Lemon pie (nobody here likes meringue, so we use whipped cream instead)
Cinnamon scones
Cranberry-orange bread
Banana-nut bread
Pumpkin bread
Apple Pie (I have the best recipe for classic homemade apple pie *ever*, I swear)
Millionaire's Pie (a childhood favorite of ThinkBlue1966's)

Plus other more "normal" stuff like homemade chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, etc.

All recipes available upon request :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:52 AM
Response to Original message
61. My mother's fudge recipe
it's famous in my office & my co-workers start bugging me about it on Dec. 1. It just hasn't been cold enough to make it yet. :(

dg
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IzaSparrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 03:06 PM
Response to Original message
63. family recipe chex mix...nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 04:16 PM
Response to Original message
64. Cashew butter cookies
with a ganache frosting that is to die for.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 05:02 PM
Response to Original message
66. And then there's Spumoni ice cream to go with all those cookies!
Most excellent ice cream in the whole wide world !!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 06:42 PM
Response to Original message
69. a couple of things.
Fudge that is not too bitter (most chocolate recipes call for too much chocolate, so they end up bitter instead of sweet).

And my mom's original chocolate cheesecake pie, which is mindblowingly good. You cook it on the stove like fudge.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 06:52 PM
Response to Original message
70. Jello Cookies
Tollhouse cookies, and I think I'm going to make the chocolate chip peanut butter cookies again this year. Ooh, and fatassery will follow!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:21 PM
Response to Original message
71. We make baklava for the
winter holiday season. No cultural connection. Just a great, easy dessert. z
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Jul 22nd 2014, 10:14 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC