These Noels have become a part of my family's Christmas Tradition. We make them every year. They make a nice substitute for the overly sweet cookies that are the norm of the holidays. When making these I use fresh cranberries. They are beautiful when cut in half, and add a little bit of a tang to the cookies. Another substitution that has turned out well for me is to add egg nog instead of milk. I live in a dry climate, so I have to add a little bit extra milk to make the dough hold together. Very good recipe, though. Thanks, Mean Chef!
These are great, I like the fact they arent too sweet. Im going to try them again and add almond essence as noted by another reviewer.
My favorite cookie. If one wants a sweeter cookie put a powered sugar frosting on top. We love the Danish tasting cookie. Like it so much for a little change we put dried cherrys instead and teas. almond ex. instead of vanilla. Just great...
Sorry, these just weren't our kind of cookie. I'm pretty adept at cookie making, but found these to be a little too un-sweet for our tastes. I took the other reviewer's advice, rolled the logs in coconut prior to chilling - still found the coconut to be stubborn...would not stick well. Perhaps too low a ratio of fats to dry ingredients. I did not need to extend the cooking time, and used walnuts instead of pecans. Anyway, cheers!
Great tasting cookies! They have a nice crunchy texture and buttery taste. My daughter gave these the "thumbs up" even though she is a very harsh critic of cookies and some other foods. The only downside to this recipe is that I wish I had rolled the dough in coconut before chilling, since after it got cold, the coconut tended not to stick easily, and even got crumbly and overcooked after baking. I did bake the cookies a couple of minutes extra, but they were not very firm even at 14 minutes. Thanks for posting!