Christmas Cookie/Candy Swap

Deelady

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WOW! It is definately Christmas at your house!!! Very nice! Hope you have lots of help eating all those! :)
 

Keltin

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OMG!!! Vera, that is incredible!! It so reminds me of being a kid when my grandma did all of that baking......wow!
 

homecook

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Ok, I'm pretty much done with my holiday baking. All I have left are the sugar cookies. My grandsons are coming over Sunday so I'll wait to make those with them. I'll get some pix of their creations. lol
I've got pecan tassies
banana nut bread
thumbprints (I put the filling in later)
snowballs (Russian teacakes)
Kolachy
 

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TexasGirl

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Wow, I have too many,lol. I have some new ones that a dear friend sent me recipes to last year. Damn, you guys have some nice pics of sweets! I'm only making fudge for now. Candy cane, cherry vanilla and traditional.
 

Deelady

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Mmmm looks wonderful!!
How long ahead of time can you make all the cookies so they still taste fresh? I was trying to figure out what day I should start....?
 

TexasGirl

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Depends on the cookie type, Dee. The dry cookies will stay good for couple of weeks or sometimes longer. Fudge and things like that last years, lol, j/k, but, it does last a long time. Gooey textured cookies and cream candies don't last as long and usually lose their freshness after a week.
 

homecook

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Thanks Vera!!

Dee, you can start making them now......just box them up and keep them in the garage.......they'll stay fine. That's where I keep mine. LOL
 

Deelady

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:D Thanks TG! I was wondering mostly about the sugar cookies, and snicker doodles. The oatmeal cookies and candy I felt would be ok.
 

Deelady

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Thank Barb :) what about frosted brownies? Should I stick them in the fridge and take them out the day before?
 

homecook

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You could or keep those in the garage too, unless you don't need the room in your fridge, like I do. lol
 

VeraBlue

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I make all the doughs in one weekend, freezing that. Then, when Christmas is about 2 weeks away I start baking - just pull the dough from the freezer the day before I want to work with it. The baking goes so much faster when you don't have to do the dough first. I store each cookie in tupperware type containers in by basement - it's damn cold down there. Try not to open the containers overmuch. Each time you get air in there they start to dry out a bit.
 

GotGarlic

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Great tip, Vera, to make the dough ahead and freeze it. I'm waiting for the molasses/butter mixture for pfeffernusse to cool right now. :sad: I'm also making Russian tea cakes and Christmas biscotti.

Another tip for keeping cookies: For ones that should stay soft, like gingerbread, put in a cookie tin, cover with waxed paper and put a slice of apple on top of the waxed paper. The moisture from the apple will help keep the cookies soft longer.
 

QSis

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You guys are unbelievable!

I'm SO impressed!!!!!!

Lee
 

Maverick2272

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I thought the whole point of this thread was to figure out who all was sending treats and cookies to me this year???:whistling:

Anyway, finalized list for this year:

[FONT=&quot]Sweet Dreams Chocolate Fudge Candy (Paula Deen)[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Divinity[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Apple Cider [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Rich & Creamy Eggnog (Eggnog Recipes)[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Eggnog Cookies (Garelik Farms)[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Cheese & Cracker Tray[/FONT]

I think that is about it, might have some instant cocoa on hand and of course coffee at the ready.
 

homecook

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I thought the whole point of this thread was to figure out who all was sending treats and cookies to me this year???:whistling:

Anyway, finalized list for this year:

[FONT=&quot]Sweet Dreams Chocolate Fudge Candy (Paula Deen)[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Divinity[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Apple Cider [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Rich & Creamy Eggnog (Eggnog Recipes)[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Eggnog Cookies (Garelik Farms)[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Cheese & Cracker Tray[/FONT]

I think that is about it, might have some instant cocoa on hand and of course coffee at the ready.

Mav, didn't you get the memo??? I would have sent you something. lol
 

Maverick2272

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Mav, didn't you get the memo??? I would have sent you something. lol

I have a terrible filing system, LOL! :lol:

Besides, it's generally considered a bad idea to send lots of sweets to a diabetic!:shock:


Better for them to sneak over in the middle of the night...
 

Deelady

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The diabetic in my family is who is suggesting I make half the stuff I am.....:unsure: well actually more like demanding!:twak: Everytime she comes over she drills me on ..."you are making this for Christmas right? And make sure you have that also!!!":pat:
 

Deelady

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That was one I was HOPING to include this year, but I already had too much to handle...next year for sure!!
 

homecook

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I'm watching my grandsons this afternoon while they're parents went shopping. We had fun!! Here they are making and cutting out sugar cookies. Sugar, sugar every where..............

This is half of them.....they're resting after having lunch. lol
 

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Deelady

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Awww how cute! Your little elves were helping you bake at the same time my little elf was helping me :) :) Cookies look great!!

We just mixed and froze 3 batches of oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies :D I added chocolate chips this time :D
 

Deelady

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I didn't put alot because I didnt want them to take over the cookie....I also made a batch without walnuts for those picky people!!!!

Tomorrow it will be sugar cookies....Barbs recipe!!! With FM's icing :D :D
 

Maverick2272

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The diabetic in my family is who is suggesting I make half the stuff I am.....:unsure: well actually more like demanding!:twak: Everytime she comes over she drills me on ..."you are making this for Christmas right? And make sure you have that also!!!":pat:

Yes, we have a bad habit of doing that, LOL!
 

Maverick2272

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LOL! Great recipe! I'm using the photo I took of them last Christmas as my desktop wallpaper this season!

Lee

eggnogcookiesbw1.jpg

Yup, I recognized them!! They have fast become one of our favorite cookies to make now.
Did you tweak the recipe at all? Yours definitely looking like it makes more, which I was going to have to do this year anyway cause of how fast they disappeared last year, LOL!
 
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