Thursday, December 4, 2008

Comment Card


There's nothing like the holidays to kick a sweet tooth into gear...


So, in keeping with the seasonal theme, what is your favorite holiday cookie?  It could be a homemade heirloom recipe, passed down through the generations, or a local store-bought specialty that you eagerly anticipate each year.  

Gingerbread?  Peppermint bark?  
Tell us all about your December cookie fix!

10 comments:

FoodiePrincess said...

My grandmother's molasses spice cookies are off-the-charts good. Perhaps the double-secret recipe would make a good post sometime...

Classy&Sassy said...

I'm all for it - bring on the recipe! And, speaking of recipes, I'm hoping to get my hands on the family recipe for Toffee Bars this year. They are my #1 fave at Christmas time. The way we do them, it's not a traditional "toffee candy", but more of a shortbread crust topped with chocolate and nuts. Yum!

Anonymous said...

It's yours, C&S. These are also your brother's favorite (did you know that?).

I am happy to pass it along! I still have the original recipe that I typed onto an index card in high school (on a Royal portable typewriter).

My personal fave is a cookie called Buttercreams (but I've always called them 'fork smush cookies'), a rich butter cookie (like a spritz), rolled into balls, criss-crossed with a fork, then decorated with sprinkles, maraschino cherries or pecan halves.

But there is no such thing as a bad Christmas cookie (although Aunt Gertie's poppyseed cookies are definitely an acquired taste)!
Mom

Brenda said...

My husband's favorite is a soft, homemade peanut butter cookie around the holidays. It shouldn't break & crumble.

I agree, but not just around the holidays. A homemade peanut butter cookie is an all-time favorite with the exception of the original Oreo. But during the holidays, I love it when folks think a Hershey's Kiss needs to be added to their peanut butter cookie.

gammypie said...

I am in love with Melting Moments with icing on top. Yum!

JR said...

Ok everyone, listen up...JR is ready to share his favorite cookie. *now that I have your full attention* I think my favorite Christmas cookie is Bishop Bread. Yes, I realize this isnt your traditional "cookie" but it is a sweet-carb-egg-flour-oven produced Holiday treat that I look forward to every year...so we are going to put it in the cookie family. I am not exactly sure how to make it, but I know you start off like you are making a yeast loaf, and there is sugar, glaze, nuts, maraschino cherries, etc then baked in a swirl fashion, like a giant cinnamon roll, for ooey-gooey tearing off and devouring....followed by finger licking of course. Ahhhh, yes, There is nothing like a loaf of bishop bread, a hot cup of coffee, and a hot guy in his underwear and santa hat to enjoy by the fire during the Christmas season.....oh, is that Christmas package for me? *blush*

Classy&Sassy said...

Oh, JR... :)

yourhusbandsfatherinlaw said...

Hands down, the best cookie ever is "Aunt Gertie's Poppy Seed Mini Hockey Pucks" nu, Classy?

yourhusbandsfatherinlaw said...

They're not cookies, but are definitely a treat... My "Christmas Latkes" for those with eclectic heritages. They're hot and sweet and no double entendre intended. Recipe and technique guidelines upon request.

Classy&Sassy said...

OK - for the record, Dad's "Christmas Latkes" contain dried cranberries and minced jalepeno. Get it? They're red and green!