What kind of cookies do you bake??

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What kind of cookies do you bake??
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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 12:59pm
For those of you who DO bake at holiday time, what all do you make? Any special kinds of cookies, candies, etc??

For me, I *always* make a batch of homemade jam using berries I picked in the fall. This year its raspberry. And some kind of liquor-I think Baileys this year because I have procrastinated too long to make Kahlua or a liquer (those require that they sit for 3-4 wks).

Cookies and Candy, I am making regular fudge and peanut butter fudge, chocolate chip meringues (these look complicated but are so easy and everyone loves 'em), macadamia nut clusters, gingerbread pinwheels, sugar cookies, Palmiers (another fancy-looking easy cookie!) and candy canes dipped in white chocolate.

So what are your favorite treats to make? For those that dont bake but like to cook, any traditional family appetizers or treats of some kind???

:o)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 12-09-2003 - 1:00pm

Spritz, lemon bars and ting a lings (chocolate and butterscotch

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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 1:13pm
Eeeew, NOT the kind with sugar in it I hope? Ok, don't mind me, but I am seriously biased about Swedish bread...I don't like it. We got badly spoiled by Austrian and Swiss rye breads and I just can't get used to the habit in Sweden of making all breads sweet.


Laura

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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 1:34pm

There is one thing I make ... they are no bake peanut butter cup squares.

 

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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 1:42pm

Not only brown sugar, but molasses!

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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 1:55pm
Well now caraway seed is always a nice touch, but drop the sugar and molasses and get the sourdough going...hmmmm, ok that's it, dh WILL be baking bread this weekend! So how on earth did you guys ever get hooked on Swedish bread??
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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 2:01pm

It's the recipe my great grandparents brought from Sweden when they emigrated 130 years ago.

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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 2:03pm

I made 14 rolls of homemade salami Sunday night. Its an old family recipe as well as an old family tradition. Ever since I can remember, my parents have made salami every Christmas as gifts. When I moved away from home, i couldn't fathom the idea of a Christmas without salami, so I started making it too. Now its my staple "goodies for the office" treat or gifts for bossses and coworkers and teachers, etc.


And the phallic shape just makes it all the more fun.

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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 2:29pm

hmmm....well, we make cookies.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 3:04pm
Do slice and bakes count? If so, I'll probably make sugar, choco chip, and gingerbread. Oooh, and chocolate-covered nutter butters--those are a family favorite!

Christi

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Tue, 12-09-2003 - 3:13pm
That is a truly cool tradition to pass down so many generations! No, I didn't know that you were a quarter Swedish. Your grandpa didn't happen to be born in Minnesota by any chance :-)? Any other Swedish traditions you kept? Anything to do with fish:-)?


Laura

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