5 Reviews

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!

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Lissabella75 December 16, 2005

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.

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Evie* December 18, 2004

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...

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yoneek November 21, 2004

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!

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skunk galloway November 19, 2004

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!

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Sue Lau November 16, 2004
Cranberry Noels