Tuesday, 1 October 2013

What's Your Favorite Christmas Cookie?


This Christmas will mark the 20th anniversary of Our Cookie Journal. I know I will be baking the classic faves in our house: Hedgehog Cookies, Dunkable Brownies and Grandma Baker's Overnight Cookies. I'll also incorporate some new entries that I discovered last Christmas: Cinnamon-Swirl Cookies and Brownie Thins, to name a few.


But I'm always looking for new favorites to add to the lineup. That's where you come in: What's your favorite cookie at Christmastime? What cookie holds the most memories for you? Perhaps it's a time-honored recipe for sugar cookies from your grandmother; or a gingerbread you bake every year with your children; or something you found on Pinterest that you can't wait to try. Whatever the source, please leave your comments here so I can plan my cookie tray for this Christmas. Feel free to leave a link to your own blog or another site.

As December draws near, I'll be sharing those recipes and your comments in this year's Journal entries, as I bake and highlight 20 different cookies to mark the 20th anniversary of Our Cookie Journal. It'll be here before we know it!



22 comments:

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    1. Très délicieuse, Alain, sauf c'est un gâteaux, pas un biscuit, n'est-ce pas? :-)

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  2. I've been thinking about this and don't really remember any particular cookie at my house. My mother used to order Frango mints and Almond Roca... that was the big treat.

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    1. I had to look up Almond Roca and that looks really very good, Lynn! I found a recipe for it (http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/12/12/almond-roca-2/) and I might have to give it a bash! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  3. I dont celebrate as such, but i attend the Christmas Celebration Parties conducted by my Christian Friends. My favorite is Cakes, and Cookies.....Thanks kevin

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    1. Isn't it great to share different cultures' traditions and celebrations? I once took cookies to a walima! :-)

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  4. Ok, alors une Charlotte en biscuits avec coulis de framboise.... ;-)

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    1. et encore la bûche! lol! Voilà! Elle faut être très très bonne! :-)

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  6. Well done Kevin ... keep up the good work.

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  7. My Oma .... made 'speculaas' .... miss them!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that, Duncan! Speculaas are rich with tradition - and flavor! I made some last December for St Nicholas Day. I need a cookie press for this year. Check out my blog entry: http://ourcookiejournal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/2012-st-nicholas-day.html

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  8. In Panama we have adopted the US tradition to bake sugar cookies and decorate them with Christmas icons

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    1. That's cool! I didn't know that. I'd love to see photos. :)

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  9. Your cookies look mouthwateringly tasty, I wasn't hungry before seeing that pic :-)

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    1. Thanks very much for visiting and leaving such a kind comment. :)

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  10. Scottish shortbread. I have an original recipe from a Scottish family. It has become a family tradition for me to make every year ;) Very buttery and crumbly~

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    1. YUM! I love that it's original - what a treasure! I've written about shortbread twice in here. Once for Hogmanay (New Year's), when my neighbor brought some round (wearing his kilt, of course!).
      http://ourcookiejournal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/happy-hogmanay.html
      And another time for Burns' Night.
      It's a very more-ish treat!
      http://ourcookiejournal.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=shortbread

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  11. it wouldn't be Christmas without Scottish shortbread - also from an heirloom recipe (over 100 years old). I grew up on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island Canada, and Mr Routcliffe was hired to maintain the lighthouse. He eventually moved into town and opened a bakery.

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    1. You really must treasure that recipe, Janis! I really like shortbread too, now that I've grown up (I never liked it as a child). But it's so rich and buttery. Thanks for sharing your fave! I shall have to include it in my top 20 this month.

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