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.
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.
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.
This is quick and easy! Chilling makes handling these easier. Option for a lemon glazed cookie--all you have to do is in place of the water use the frozen lemon concentrate for a real tart cookie and/or use lemon cake mix. Then mix a bunch of powdered sugar with the frozen lemon contentrate thats at room temperature for a nice tart icing!
Pictures uploaded here on Nov 27 using carrot cake mix, 1/4 cup coconut, 1/4 cup chopped nuts then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before and after baking.
Dec 10 used chocolate cake mix and chocolate mint chips.
This recipe was passed along to me a number years ago when I made mention I was looking for new recipes to add to my collection for Christmas baking. This excellent crispy cookie is not only great at Christmas, it's one of those simple delights great to serve for any occasion ... one of those 'looks simple but you can't just eat one' kind of cookie. I suspect the cream of tartar makes for a crispy light cookie. NOTE: any fine coconut can be used when making these cookies, do not substitute with medium or coarse coconut, they just do not work for these cookies. Fine coconut is readily available in the baking section of most stores.
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.
Unless you have an air-convection oven, don't be tempted to bake two trays in the oven at one time, these have to bake in the middle of the oven. These will become a holiday favorite, they are in my house! These cookies will keep well up to 2 weeks if covered in an air-tight container.
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
Beautiful delicate sugar cookie with red swirls of raspberry/coconut/walnut filling. I've been making these since I was 11, and I can't count how many times I've been asked for the recipe. I usually toast the coconut and walnuts for the raspberry filling. I love to make these as gifts or for cookie exchanges around Christmas. I think these came from a magazine, maybe "Southern Living."