Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Cookies!

Every year, I bake and give away a crap-ton of cookies.  I always think I have baked too many, but predictably end up with just the right amount.  I won't post recipes here, since I bet you've all made most of your cookies already.

Here's what I made:

Pecan Tassies
Linzer Sables
Sugar Cookies
Seven Layer Cookies
Cranberry Noels
World Peace Cookies
Almond-Spice Cookies
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
Hazelnut Orange Shortbread
Mexican Wedding Cakes
Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps

I also made Aunt Bill's Brown Candy, which is like nut studded, praline fudge.  

several of these are old standbys, that I make year after year, but I am constantly trying to find new ones to add.  This year's standouts are the World Peace Cookies, chocolate wafers made with salt and studded with mini chocolate chips, and Seven Layer Cookies, which are layers of colored almond cake sandwiched with jam and chocolate.

What's your favorite christmas cookie??


Rosabela said...

They all sound yummy! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Anonymous said...

How do you deal with making all the cookies at once? do you freeze the dough and then bake them all en masse? I'm trying to figure out how to keep mine from going stale as I bake them.

conkyfilms said...

Anonymous: Yes, preparing and freezing the doughs ahead of time is a good strategy. Also, as long as they're stored correctly (in airtight containers), many baked cookies will stay fresh for longer than you might think (depending on the cookie).