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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Favorite Holiday Cookie or Dessert?

Do you have a favorite? I’m thinking about making a cookie tray for a family party in a week and a half and am looking for ideas. Or do you have another holiday dessert you like better than cookies? Please share your thoughts!

6 comments to “Favorite Holiday Cookie or Dessert?”

  1. Silver James
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      · December 4th, 2019 at 10:30 am · Link

    Tough choice. My favs are always big, soft, chewy snickerdoodles (I have a recipe for giant snickerdoodles that is awesome!) and traditional chocolate chip though I’ve been known to substitute white chocolate and/or mint chocolate chips. For the cookie trays I used to make, I also did the no-bake meringue cookies, using food coloring to make them green and using mint chocolate chips (you make them and leave them in a preheated oven overnight). And I made “press cookies”–using a cookie press with Christmas themed…presses? You know, the little thing you put in the tube to get the shapes when you push the dough out. Anyway, I did those with red and green sugar sprinkles. I also included peanut butter, oatmeal, and various “fruit” breads. With the oatmeal, I did dried cranberries instead of raisins. Yeah, I put together MASSIVE trays. 🤣



  2. Viki S.
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      · December 4th, 2019 at 3:08 pm · Link

    Other than fudge, I love snowballs. Here is a recipe similar to mine –
    Here(https://www.landolakes.com/recipe/20055/snowball-cookies/). Have to agree with Silver on the meringues too. Love them.

    Have fun baking :).



  3. B.E. Sanderson
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      · December 4th, 2019 at 5:27 pm · Link

    I love cookies! And fudge! And quick breads! Umm… Can you tell I’m sitting here surrounded by the smell of food? My favorite holiday cookie is coconut rum, but if I remember right, you don’t like coconut. I also made some oatmeal cranberry cookies the other day that turned out quite nice. I made two loaves of pumpkin pie bread today that I’ll be sending off to the moms along with two loaves of apple cranberry bread I still need to make. Tomorrow.



  4. Jenn
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      · December 4th, 2019 at 6:29 pm · Link

    Silver, you must have made massive trays! I just don’t know what I want to do yet. Snickerdoodles aren’t something I make a lot, but I think they are very popular.

    Cranberries in oatmeal would be better than raisins! Although now I’m thinking about white chocolate and cranberry cookies :-)

    Yep, I know pressed cookies, although I’ve never used that technique.

    Too many choices! I probably need to choose a theme or something to narrow the field.



  5. Jenn
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      · December 4th, 2019 at 6:32 pm · Link

    Viki, we love snowballs! Thank you for the recipe! Those usually store well so I can bake ahead too. I also have a meringue recipe I’ve used too.

    I’m getting motivated to at least think about ideas now!



  6. Jenn
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      · December 4th, 2019 at 6:34 pm · Link

    B.E. I want to try cranberry bread! I was thinking cranberry orange, although apple-cranberry sounds good too. Hmm…I have a lot of ideas beginning to percolate. Thank you!

    Ohh, I haven’t thought of rum cookies in years. I don’t care for coconut but I can make some with and some without. It’s a thought! Thank you!



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