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Christmas Cookies Redux

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47 minutes ago, Shelby said:

Just a quick note:

 

The lime melt aways are really good eaten right out of the freezer while trying to unearth something for dinner.

:laugh: That's my biggest hesitation about baking the cookies in advance! 

 

I'm currently baking some Neiman Marcus cookies. I got to wondering where/how this urban legend started. It's older than I thought:

https://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/cookie.asp

 

But the biggest question is: who created this wonderful recipe? It's really a very good cookie. I'm not even sure they'll make it to the freezer at all! I just gave some away to two little boys who were playing in the hallway outside my door. I know I'll bring some downstairs to the doormen when I take my dog out. I've already had some with a cup of coffee. It's a good thing this recipe makes a ton of cookies.

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4 hours ago, Shelby said:

Just a quick note:

 

The lime melt aways are really good eaten right out of the freezer while trying to unearth something for dinner.

 

I can keep out of the Christmas cookies because I have an open package of Keebler Grasshoppers in the freezer also. 9_9

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My Christmas cookie baking is limited this year by a broken upper right arm. For some reason the metal plate and 14 screws the surgeon implanted are impacting my cookery and bakery skills!  So I'm keeping things simple and was able to do a simple cookie that was one of my Mother's favorites, jam thumbprints.  Filled with apricot, strawberry and raspberry. 

Taste delicious in spite of the fuzzy photo--

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It is happening again ... 

 

So far: lemon ginger cookies with lemon buttercream; Maida Heatter's spicy ginger biscotti, the biggest PITA to make I've come across in a long time, but they really are very good. 

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I announced Friday that this is the last year I am making bourbon balls with pecans. I don't eat them (for the most part I don't care for alcohol in sweets) and they are a PITA to make. I still think my favorite cookie to make for our tins is white chocolate & Craisin using our chocolate chip cookie recipe, substituting white chocolate chips for regular and adding Craisons.

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