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.
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.
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
Secret recipe from the bakery! A yummy frosting that sets up into a hardened glaze on top of the cookie, but remains tender to eat. Great for taking cookies 'on the road' because they won't stick together.
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.
This is my improved version of the "Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies" recipe card I received in the mail years ago. Now they really are the best! *I first made these when I was younger and loved very sweet cookies...now I agree with some reviews, they are too sweet so am adjusting the sugar.
At the end of the holiday baking Mom and I typically make bark out of the leftover chocolate, nuts and other items used to decorate cookies. abark is a really nice addition to the trays and is simple to prepare if you have experience with chocolate. This combination came together so nicely I thought it was worth posting. Sorry, I don't have exact measures as it was a spontaneous moment. Besides the lumpiness of bark is a matter of personal preference. Though I am a bigger fan of dark chocolate, this really works best with milk chocolate.
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.
The original recipe is from Kittencal. I have made these so many times and made changes with some of my family's favorite ingredients and thought I would post to share with you. The Honey Roasted Peanut Butter give these cookies such a wonderful flavor. Hope you enjoy.
This is a kind of biscuit made in Greece with baking ammonia - I believe you can find this in drugstores in North America. Light and high-rising, not too sweet. A rather 'plain' kind of biscuit that is well-suited for dunking in coffee or tea. The number of biscuits I mention is arbitrary. It really depends on the shapes you're making and how large or small you make them.
These cookies are a chocolate lovers dream! When you make these cookies you will know why I have named them the best! To achieve the perfect texture both margarine and butter should be used and the dough has to be chilled for a minimum of 5 hours. These cookies have both flavor and the perfect texture! This will make quite a lot of cookies depending on the size that you make them, I make mine very large so I use about two tablespoons of batter for each cookie. Make certain to sift the cocoa powder first! Yield is only estimated depending on the size of cookies.
These cookies are known for their delicate texture and flavor and can be found on VeryBestBaking.com's website drizzled with chocolate for extra pizzazz. They are also included in the Zaar World Tour 2005 swap, Mexico.