RECIPE: Christmas Ornament Cookies

If our recent article on making Christmas tree ornaments from deyhydrated fruit didn’t appeal to you, how about cookie ornaments? Unlike the dried citrus, you can eat the cookies when you take down the tree. This is a recipe for people who want to hone their decorating techniques. Marian, cookie decorating expert and author of…
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RECIPE: Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Take a bite of Rudolph. Photo and recipe courtesy Pillsbury.   This is a quick recipe using refrigerated cookie dough and a container of frosting. You can of course use your own homemade recipes. You can also use gingerbread cookie dough like Pillsbury Create ‘n Bake. Just shape the cookie dough into a triangular log,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Cookie Exchange & Its History

There’s still time to organize a Christmas cookie exchange. Each participant bakes a different cookie and the group gets together to “exchange” their cookies, so that each participant goes home with a variety for the holidays. There’s a delicious recipe for peppermint butter cookies below. But first, some history of the Christmas cookie exchange. FoodTimeline.org…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Moravian Spice Cookies

Delicious, either plain or chocolate-dipped (above). Photo by Jaclyn Nussbaum | THE NIBBLE.   An elegant gift, stocking-stuffer or treat for guests (serve them with tea, coffee and/or ice cream), we love ultra-thin Moravian cookies. Beyond the luscious flavor, the thinness means fewer calories per cookie (in other words, two for the calories of one).…
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RECIPE: Delicious Chocolate Mint Cookies

Delicious chocolate mint cookies are our favorite holiday cookies (photo © Wisconsin Dairy).   What we’re baking for the holiday cookie exchange: chocolate mint christmas butter cookies, with a recipe from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. We know that other food writers will be pushing the envelope, trying to make the most memorable cookies to…
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