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Old 12-18-2007, 10:39 AM   #31
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I'll bet they are wonderful. Ever dip the ends in white chocolate?
No, I hadn't thought of that, but it sounds great. One of the other recipes in the book does that with spice cookies, so I can try that this year. Thanks for the suggestion
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:40 AM   #32
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My "thing" is different every year and that's what my friends look forward to. One year I may give a homemade hot chocolate gift basket, complete with chocolate mix, a parcel of mini marshmallows, chocolate-covered spoons, etc.

Another year it may be a basket full of homemade pasta, homemade canned pasta sauce, a baguette, etc.

Other years, it could be a mix of savory and sweet breads for breakfast or dinner.

I always "mix" things up and have a great time doing it. My only problem is remembering what I gave to whom.

I've even baked goodies to give to my friend's pets as part of their gift basket.

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Old 12-18-2007, 11:41 AM   #33
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I almost forgot... I also make a batch of Old Yeller's Roadkill Jerky
and give that out to family members and friends.

OK, I DID forget, and it is good someone asked me if I were making
it this year.

Better go gas up and find me some roadkill!!!! ;)
I'm soooo afraid to ask, GrillingFool.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:03 PM   #34
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Strufoli!!!! my grandmother only makes it for easter

I'd love to compare recipes with you! I'll only make it for Christmas Eve. My little balls seem a bit larger than yours. I added a touch of baking powder to the recipe so they'll puff up a bit more. Do you put orange zest into your honey?
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:04 PM   #35
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Oooohhh, yum Jersey!

Mom and I always make italian anise cookies - my great grandma made them, then grandma and now mom and me - everyone loves them - they are like gold. We only make them at Christmas.

I made peanut butter bon bons one time about 16 years ago and they were a huge hit - so now that has become tradition too.
Your recipe looks like it makes lots and lots of cookies, too. Plenty to go around, for sure.
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I'd love to compare recipes with you! I'll only make it for Christmas Eve. My little balls seem a bit larger than yours. I added a touch of baking powder to the recipe so they'll puff up a bit more. Do you put orange zest into your honey?
sorry its not my recipe its my grandmothers... i've never actually made them(not much of a baker) but i will ask her next time i talk to her and shoot you a pm.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:58 PM   #37
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on christmas for 25 years. made 25 dozen assorted cookies and bars. gave each of kids and grandkids a big take home plate.

i decided this year to not do it. at almost 70 it just wears me out standing for three days or so to make this stuff.

also everyone seems to be on a diet. lol

so this year only sugar cookies for my neighbors.

babe

feels strange not to be baking my buns off.

lol

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Okay, I have to ask...what do you spread red pepper jelly on??
Cinnamon toast.
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on christmas for 25 years. made 25 dozen assorted cookies and bars. gave each of kids and grandkids a big take home plate.

i decided this year to not do it. at almost 70 it just wears me out standing for three days or so to make this stuff.

also everyone seems to be on a diet. lol

so this year only sugar cookies for my neighbors.

babe

feels strange not to be baking my buns off.

lol

babe
Babe, that's why I still do it, every year....I think it would feel strange not to do it. Hope you enjoy the time you'll have for yourself, this year!
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Chocolate kahlua mousse pie. Every year for Christmas.
Some day, would you please post that recipe. I have a feeling Lou would love it!
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