Cookies Around the World 1 of 5

Cookies Around the World 1 of 5 created by  Pamela

This is a great recipe for variety (English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Turkish, Mexican, Greek). I have split them two to a recipe but if you want them all, there are 5 separate recipes. They are made from one basic cookie dough. I think some of them may be posted individually but at Christmas I make the entire variety. Each batch of basic dough makes a batch of two of the cookies with the ingredients I have listed.

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  • BASIC COOKIE DOUGH.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Add flour slowly and mix well.
  • Divide in two.
  • ENGLISH TOFFEE BARS.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Grease oblong pan 13 x 9.
  • To 1/2 cookie dough, mix in oats and brown sugar.
  • Dough will be crumbly.
  • Pat into prepared pan evenly.
  • Bake 15 minutes-no imprint will remain when touched lightly.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Sprinkle immediately with chocolate pieces evenly.
  • Place another baking sheet over pan to soften chocolate.
  • Spread chocolate evenly.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  • While warm, cut into 1 1/2-inch diamond shapes.
  • FRENCH CHERRIE CAKES.
  • Add cherries to 1/2 basic dough. I added a few drops of red food color to the dough.
  • Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  • Heat oven to 375°.
  • Roll dough to 1/4-inch on well-floured cloth coverd board.
  • Cut into 2-inch circles or scalloped rounds.
  • Cut small hole in center of half the rounds.
  • Bake on ungreased baking sheet 8-10 minutes or until very light brown.
  • Cool.
  • For almond filling blend confectioners sugar, almond extract, milk and food color.
  • Spread on whole rounds.
  • Place round with hole in it on top.
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"This is a great recipe for variety (English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Turkish, Mexican, Greek). I have split them two to a recipe but if you want them all, there are 5 separate recipes. They are made from one basic cookie dough. I think some of them may be posted individually but at Christmas I make the entire variety. Each batch of basic dough makes a batch of two of the cookies with the ingredients I have listed."
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  1.  Pamela
    I used this recipe for my Wednesday night kid's club cooking class and it was perfect! I made up a big batch of the basic dough and then divided it into 4 of the variations. This recipe fit well into my 'around the year theme'. I used a paste food coloring and so my green filling was quite green but they still were a big hit with the kids.
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  2.  Pamela
    Cookies Around the World 1 of 5 Created by  Pamela
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  3. Adragonfly
    The hits of the party...and mind you all were good were French Cherrie Cakes, the Almond Cookies, and the Greek Clove Cookies.(It is so hard to chose a favorite.) This starter dough is exceptional. I have never had much success rolling out cookie dough and this was simple.This cookie collection is now a tradition.
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  4. MamaBear23
    I'm sorry for the VERY late review! I made the almond filling version for my cookie trays last Christmas. They were well received and I will continue to use this recipe. Thank you for sharing!
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  5. Gerry
    Wonderful cookie recipe - not sure how I missed reviewing this one as I have worked my way through all the variations - more then once! Especially good when needing to make a variety of cookies for the serving platter. Made as posted, it is a great recipe making not only for variety but lovely cookies that we all enjoyed.
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