Very Merry Cookie Party: How to Plan and Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange

By Virginia Van Vynckt, Barbara Grunes

Present day busy bakers intend to make a beautiful number of scrumptious Christmas cookies with no spending days upon flour-smudged days blending, rolling, and baking. this is often your consultant to the Christmas cookie alternate, the place all people indicates up with a number of batches of do-it-yourself cookies to change. it is all the diversity with no the fuss! Red-and-white striped edges make this cute publication seem like a Christmas current, with a hundred and twenty recipes to select from, plus information for adorning, making plans, and throwing the social gathering.

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Sixty two VERY MERRY COOKIE half Y . . . endured 6 position the dough on a flippantly floured pastry textile or board, and roll out ¹⁄8 inch thick. utilizing a 2-inch around cookie cutter, reduce out cookies. utilizing a spatula, move the cookies to the ready cookie sheets, spacing them approximately 1 inch aside. assemble the scraps, reroll, and reduce out extra cookies. 7 Bake within the middle of the oven until eventually no imprint is still should you press the cookies flippantly with a fingertip, 8 to 10 minutes. enable cool at the cookie sheets for 2 minutes, then move to twine racks to chill thoroughly.

128 Raspberry Linzer Squares . . . . . . . . . a hundred thirty Croatian Jam-Filled Walnut Meringue Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Five-Layer Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Apricot Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred thirty five out of date Apple Squares . . . . . . 137 Lemon Bars with a Coconut Crust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Italian Tricolor Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and forty Greek Custard Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Chocolate-Topped Pecan Bars . . . . . . one hundred forty four Crispy Cereal Bars with Chocolate on most sensible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred forty five Toffee Squares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 bankruptcy four: SLICE-ANDB A ok E C O O okay I E S .

109 Saint Nicholas Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and ten Lemon-Iced Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Small Black and Whites . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and fifteen eco-friendly Tea–Lemon Wafers . . . . . . . . . 117 Candied-Fruit Florentines . . . . . . . . . 118 Macaroons with Almond Paste . . . . . a hundred and twenty Kris Kringle Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Oatmeal Brickle Nuggets . . . . . . . . . . 122 Chocolate Mincemeat Jumbles . . . . . . 124 Chocolate-Orange Cookies . . . . . . . . a hundred twenty five simple Butter Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty Santa Grahams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Christmas Cutout Cookies . . . . . . . .

Persisted FILLING five Bake within the middle of the oven until eventually company to touch, 13 to 15 minutes. enable cool at the cookie sheets for 1 minute, then move to twine racks to chill thoroughly. ½ CUP beaten eco-friendly OR pink MINT-FL AVORED challenging chocolates ½ CUP CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR four TABLESPOONS (½ STICK) UNSALTED yet TER, AT ROOM mood ATURE 6 whereas the cookies are cooling, organize the filling. In a foodstuff proces- sor, mix the beaten sweets, confectioners’ sugar, butter, marsh­mallow creme, and peppermint extract.

Flip this batch of gingerbread dough into Red-Nosed Rudolph Cookies (page 99) or Tuxedoed Gingerbread Polar Bears (page 80). Or, keep on with culture and minimize out gingerbread women and men and beautify with icing. COOKIE alternate TIP: five CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR, PLUS extra AS wanted 1 In a medium bowl, whisk jointly the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. put aside. 1 TEASPOON BAKING SODA ½ TEASPOON SALT 2 In a wide bowl, with an electrical mixer, beat jointly the butter and sugar on medium pace till gentle, 2 to 3 minutes.

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