Thursday, December 02, 2010

Christmas cookies...

It's that time of year again. The time of year when I get crazy ambitious with my ideas for holiday baking. Every year I think I'm going to have a whole day-NO-a whole weekend full of FUN baking!! Then, about halfway into the first batch of rolled out cookies, I ask myself...why am I doing this again??
But I just can't help myself. The idea always creeps in, and sounds like a good one in the beginning. We'll see how far I get this year...

So far here is a list of what I would like to make:

*Cream cheese frosted cut-out cookies -so yummy!
* Mexican Wedding cookies -nobody ever eats these but me and my mom but dang, i love them!
* Pepparkakor-These are a traditional Swedish cookie, kind of like a thin crispy gingerbread. Pete grew up with his best friends mom making these all the time. So they are for him. I like them too though.
* Chocolate chip- because who doesn't like chocolate chip?
* Spritz- again, probably only me and Megan will eat these, but they're so buttery and yummy. I just hope I can get the right consistency with the dough so they'll come out of the cookie press correctly. There's a real science to it.
* Thumb prints- can you tell i really like the buttery cookies? mm mm mm!
* Peanut butter
* Snicker doodles-another of Pete's favorites
* Some sort of chocolate dipped pretzel, or pretzel/chocolate combination. Haven't quite decided what yet.

So what are your traditional Christmas cookies, or candies, or baked goods?? I'd love to try something new. Share a recipe if you have one! Does anyone make biscotti, or candy or fudge??


nicole said...

i'm vowing not to do my crazy cookie baking this year....although i'm already making exceptions for sugar cookies - you have to do those! - pretzels - lauren asked to have those - and russian tea cakes (which i think are the same as mexican wedding cookies) because they are my favorite....i haven't done the spirtz cookies in years but those now sound good too :)

Jude said...

I always make buckeyes, and pernicki and sugar cookie cutouts. I cheat with the cutouts and use the pouch mix. Lame, but true! I may make a pretzel type bark. You get those mint and chocolate chips they have this time year, break up pretzels into small pieces, then drop the pieces into the melted chips and spread onto wax paper on a pan. When it cools you break them up. SO good. That is the worst recipe share ever, but I hope it makes sense! ;)

Brown English Muffin said...

I'm the only person I know that doesn't like chocolate chip cookies.

I think they are an american classic perhaps and I haven't acquired the taste!! LMAO

My favorite cookies are milk chocolate digestives!!!

Hmm now I sound strange and old! LOL