A tea time recipe that sounds easy and delicious found on http://www.godsglory.org/Recipes.htm. States "The following recipes are some traditional favorites in South Africa." Feel free to use Splenda in place of the sugar (I have done this with good results).
I make these every Christmas for the cookie tray that I always have well stocked for our family's annual Christmas party. This is such a simple recipe with a few common ingredients that most people always have on hand in their kitchen pantry. And it produces such a wonderful bar cookie with a delectible almond taste. It's the perfect treat for any cookie exchange or potluck gathering.
After many years of experimentation, I think these are the best biscotti I've ever made. They are nice and dry and crunchy the way real biscotti should be - they are not cookie-like like many you buy in the store these days. They are perfect for dipping, they have a long shelf-life, they are delicious and flavorful. My toddler LOVES them and even asks for them before bed with a cup of milk for dipping. Another great recipe from Alice Medrich.
Macaroons must be baked on parchment paper. They will stick to an ungreased sheet and spread on a greased one. You need a slightly less stiff dough if piping the macaroons, so add water, as needed, to make a pipeable paste.
These are my hubby's favorite Christmas cookies. His Great Aunt Gin used to make them for him every year and it just isn't Christmas without them. She always made green Christmas Trees and pink Wreaths because those were her two favorite colors. Since they use all shortening they are a very crisp cookie. The recipe is originally from the cookbook that came with the Mirro cookie press. (If you prefer a butter cookie, I recommend Recipe #98883)
This makes a very healthy tasting, chewy cookie....it isn't a crisp cookie. I had it on a Christmas Cookie Exchange this year, and really enjoyed it! Originally authored by Brenda Bragg from Ohio. Cook time is actually 8 minutes per cookie sheet, I just increased the cooking time to accomodate multiple cookie sheetfuls!
Frances Van Vynckt, 78, combined dates, toasted rice cereal and coconut into an easy no-bake treat that won EatingWell's 2008 cookie contest. Sounds fabulous. They say you can cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
This recipe was passed down through the generations from my Great Grandmother. It has been a tradition in our family to make them every Christmas and it becomes an all-day event where we make cookies all morning and decorate them all afternoon. The recipe is pretty simple and the most time-consuming part of the process is decorating, especially when you're in my family and it becomes an artistic competition!
This recipe is based on Bev's Flourless Peanut butter cookies. I wanted to make a gluten free cookie but didn't have enough peanut butter. So I mixed up what I had then added the extra ingredients until it was a thicker consistency.