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Old 12-20-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
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Christmas Cookie dilemma

I have been busier than ususal this holiday season and have yet to begin the cookie baking. In an effort to streamline the process and maybe cut down on the number of different cookie recipes to make, I asked my family to pick one kind each and I would make it. Sounds like a good plan - yes?

No.

They each picked and there are no traditional holiday type cookies on the list.

So far I have 2 requests for peanut butter, 1 for toll house, and 1 for Chocolate butterscotch drops.

Question: I have agreed to participate in a cookie exchange in a day. If I decorate peanut butter cookies can I call them Christmas cookies?

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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I have been busier than ususal this holiday season and have yet to begin the cookie baking. In an effort to streamline the process and maybe cut down on the number of different cookie recipes to make, I asked my family to pick one kind each and I would make it. Sounds like a good plan - yes?

No.

They each picked and there are no traditional holiday type cookies on the list.

So far I have 2 requests for peanut butter, 1 for toll house, and 1 for Chocolate butterscotch drops.

Question: I have agreed to participate in a cookie exchange in a day. If I decorate peanut butter cookies can I call them Christmas cookies?
Yes, those would be reindeer treats, they LOVE peanut butter.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:00 AM   #3
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Maybe next year you need to have them pick from a list of traditional cookies.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:29 AM   #4
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Divide the dough of the for the toll house and add red food coloring to one half and green to the other. Instant Christmas cookies! :-)

I don't know chocolate butterscotch drops, so I can help with those.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:36 AM   #5
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I got it, Janet....make peanut butter cookies, add a few chocolate chips, and stick a butterscotch drop on the top...lol. what is a butterscotch drop?
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:15 AM   #6
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I like to put orginals mixed in with christmas ones, as I find some people aren't into fancy ones. They are usually the first ones gone. Last year I took to a get together mini chocolate chips, peanut butter, and brownies(frosted with sprinkles) all were gone before the fancy christmas were barely touched.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:39 AM   #7
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Oh no! Hope this helps: here's the simplest and best recipe I've found for peanut butter cookies (increase recipe size as needed of course):
1 c. peanut butter
1 egg
3/4 c. sugar
small handful of flour (2-3 Tbsp)
Mix all ingredients, roll and fork-press small cookies (heaping-tsp-size)--you can place close together; they don't spread--bake 10-12 min. @ 350F.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:09 AM   #8
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I had a stack of recipe cards with all the different things I like to make and a few that I wanted to try. I asked them to choose from the stack. They came up with 2 new cookies and one standard cookie, one bar recipe and one "NEW" standard. (I had made the "NEW" ones recently to try a recipe and they were a hit so I haven't been making them long enough to be standard and they aren't really new, untried recipes either.) We tend to think of Christmas cookies as those cut out sugar cookies, decorated and fancy things. Cookies of any kind are wonderful and the more diverse the selection the better. If you wanted, you could do press cookies with colored dough in Christmas shapes that will be more Christmas-y in place of one of the peanut butter recipes.
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I've always thought of Toll House Cookies as Christmas cookies. It's the only time I ever made them.
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I've always thought of Toll House Cookies as Christmas cookies. It's the only time I ever made them.
LOL. Thanks for the good perspective.

Usually we have almond crescents, decorated cookie press sugar cookies, Spiced things like Pepparkator and oatmeal raisin
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