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Readers Respond: What Are Your Favorite Christmas Cookies?

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From the article: Christmas Cookies
Growing-up Mother and I would traditionally make sugar cookies for Christmas. I've carried that tradition on with my daughter. As she's gotten older, her tastes have become more mature. She still enjoys all the aspects of sugar cookies: making the dough, cutting them out and then baking and decorating them. But she's beginning to enjoy having homemade Biscotti around during the holiday season, too. Biscotti is the perfect dipping cookie whether it's into hot tea or coffee. Plus, they're not quite as sweet as a decorated sugar cookie. Eating a couple in the afternoon won't ruin your appetite for dinner.

cooies cookies cookies!

I always make fruitcake cookies, cookie pies,candy cane cookies, surprise cookies and meringues. I used to always make pizelles, but my pizelle maker self-destructed. I usually make 12 kinds of cookies for Christmas------and at LEAST one new kind every year. This year my 'new' cookie was pumpkin/pineapple drops. If you e me, I'll send the recipes.

Guest house in saligramam

i love cookies they are so crispy and so nice Guest house in saligramam
—Guest gokul


Hi My aged Auntie gave a recipe for shortbread that I use every year. I use half and half white and potato flour. knead it for about 10 minutes by hand. Melt in your mouth. I have fresh vanilla beans which increases the flavor but the texture is all aunties! I try to make them at least 2 weeks in advance of eating them.
—Guest Charles

favorite christmas cookies

we always-since i was a little girl; snickerdoodles.pecan tassies,wedding cookies. and a new one-eggnog lemon cookies

Christmas cookies

These are the cookies I make for Christmas: Aunt Helen's butter cookies(above) Rainbow cookies made with almond paste. Amaretti and Pignoli made with ground almonds and egg white. Sesame cookies(Biscotti de Rgina) Several different biscotti. Almond horns.
—Guest annaengdahl@rocketmail.com

Butter Cookies

I am the Aunt Anna wrote about. Aunt Helen, I have been baking these cookies since I was 13 years old. That's 62 years now. Everyone knows me for my cookies. Glad to see my niece is carrying on my tradition.

Mexican Wedding Cakes

also known as Russian Tea Cakes, White Mice, Pecan Puffballs, and various other names. It wouldn't be Christmas without these White powdered sugar-covered pecan cookies!


My family's favorite is a Scotch Shortbread made with just butter, flour & sugar. It is a recipe handed down from one of our favorite Scot neighbors and is absolutely delicious.
—Guest Charlene Lee


mexican wedding cookies which are small shortbread like cookies with ground pecans and cinnamon, covered in powdered sugar. These are a christmas cookie staple. I like gingerbread, but this year I may stick with the mex. wedding cookies, and other home made candies, such as choc. covered pretzals, divinity, possibly, and others like peppermint white choc. bark, and peanut brittle possibly sunflower coconut brittle and maybe even cashew brittle! Cannot wait, mostly enjoy the giving and sharing of these homemade seasonal sweets!
—Guest lizzyj006

Soft Sugar Cookies

3 cups sugar 3 sticks butter 3 eggs 2 tsp. soda 8 cups flour 1 can 15 oz. evaporated milk pinch salt 4 tsp. vanilla 4 tsp. baking powdered Combine all ingredients. Chill 2 hours or overnight. Roll our and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Can be rolled out in powdered sugar or flour. I frost with Wilton's butter cream recipe. I make these for all holidays through out the year. Everybody loves them.


Any sugar cookie recipe is SO versatile, and can be used in so many different ways! My VERY favourite is to make a brown sugar sugar cookie, with nutmeg in it. I use these for cut-outs: reindeer, wreaths, bells, etc. I save the white sugar sugar cookie dough, flavoured with mace, for the santa cut-puts, angels, and various other odds and ends that I cannot remember right now. Carroll, I really decided to comment because I like your picture of the plate of cookies! THAT is the way I like them decorated. To me, too perfect may as well be from a commercial bakery, or the grocery store. And those cookies pictured show the spirit and personality of those getting their sticky fingers into the spirit of the season!

Applesauce Cookies

My Mother would these every Dec, also bake applesauce cake. I just can't eat 1.
—Guest MarieDeS

butter cookies

I've seen and tasted all kinds of recipes for butter cookies But I'm sticking with the recipe I got from myAunt years ago. I think they're the best. 1 cup of butter softend 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg. Gradually add flour. Use a cookie press and decorate with candied cherries, nuts, or sprinkles or whatever. Leave a bunch plain and after they cool decorate with melted chocolate and all of the above. My press has a flat oval disk,shaped like a milano cookie.I make a sandwich out of these with jam in the middle and one end dipped in chocolate and rolled in chopped nuts.
—Guest Anna Engdahl

Peanut Butter Blossoms

What can I say? The combo of chocolate and peanut butter is a slam dunk winner!

Ricciarelli from Siena

Ricciarelli are soft, chewy orange laced amaretti made in Siena for the Christmas holidays, and though I like panforte better, ricciarelli come in at a close second.

Sugar Cookies With Icing

I love all cookies, but my favorite Christmas cookie is undoubtedly a buttery sugar cookie topped with icing (smooth, hard and glossy rather than soft). Second place goes to those cute little gingerbread men. I prefer a softer texture with those.
—Guest mamalama1

Chocolate Crinkles!

My Mom always made chocolate crinkles - those soft chocolate cookies covered in cracked-looking powdered sugar. I think some people call them earthquake cookies.
—Guest Molly

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