These are cookies that have adorned our family holiday trays over the past few years as well as a few candies made as well. While we have enjoyed all the cookies tried, these were the very best of the best.
The addition of crushed lemon-drops adds a light crunch that makes this cookie distinct from most lemon cookies. The result is like a crackle cookie withe chewy bits of tart lemon chips. My family has a long standing tradition of baking cookies for a growing list of family and friends. Baking begins the day after Thanksgiving (while most folks are shopping) and continues right up to Christmas Eve. This recipe comes from a cookbook given to me by my my dear friend Rita L. If properly stored , the cookies keep for two weeks making it well suited for cookie trays. Preparation time uncludes 30 minutes to freeze dough. Please note that because of the candy in the dough, these are very hot and sticky on first removing from the oven. Please take caution.
This is a recipe I got from my friend Mabel many years ago. They are a delicious and easy cookie to make. You can freeze the logs and take them out when you want to bake them. Chill time is not reflected in the preparation time so plan ahead.
I recently found this recipe on my computer and sadly did not keep the source of this delectable treat. Decided to add them to my trays this year. The cookies are quite large so you can always roll them out a bit more to increase your yield.
I love biscotti of all sorts, and this recipe, packed with walnuts in a double chocolate dough, is just delicious. Adopted from Mean Chef in September 2006, I have left the original directions intact, but added my comments and notations in parentheses. As presented, this yields about 30 six inch long cookies. If you want smaller biscotti, divide the dough into 3 logs, and reduce your baking time accordingly.
This is an interesting dessert. I am not sure if you'd call them cookies, cakes or bars but they would be lovely with tea or coffee. They are delicious jam filled sweet treats. I found these in an old cook book and am not sure where the name comes in :)
Looking for a new way to celebrate the holiday? For reasons both practical and sentimental, our family loves to make spritz cookies. These are quite different from butter or cream cheese cookies and will round out the trays nicely
While the day following Thanksgiving is a major shopping day for many, in my family it represents the start of our annual cookie baking. I was looking for a cookie, preferably a biscotti to use some extra almond flour and could not find one. A little tinkering with one of my favorite basic biscotti recipes and a new holiday cookie was born. These are large biscotti, perfectly sized for dunking.