Monday, 7 December 2009

Cookie Planning Time

Well, I didn't get much done this weekend. I don't know if I am fighting off the flu or if I am just having a reaction to my flu shot (although three days of mild ear-ache seems like an odd reaction) but I have been practically hibernating. Nothing to post, in other words.

However, it is time to be thinking about what sort of Christmas cookies to make this year. I just made the lebkuchen, and the rum balls are pretty much a sure thing - a double batch, at least. The coconut macaroons sound kind of appealing, and I will need to make some cut-out cookies this week for the annual orgy of cookie decorating with my First-Day school class, which will get posted about later this week or early next week.

I'm not likely to make them this year, but I particularly recommend the Icebox Cookies in Four Variations and the Gingersnaps.

Here are my recipes - thus far - that seem appropriate choices for the holiday season:

Buckwheat Lebkuchen

Maple Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Puffed Barley Squares

Lemon Squares

Aunt Helen's Raspberry Rice Squares

Rum Balls Made with Cake Crumbs

Cocoa Snaps

Peanut Butter Cookies Loaded for Bear

Maple Cream Puffs

Haystacks - An Unbaked Cookie

Chocolate-Ginger Graham Squares

Icebox Cookies in Four Variations

Gingerbread Snaps

Cocoa Brownies

Nut Butter Brownies

Coconut Macaroons with Preserved Ginger

So... what kind of cookies are you all going to be making this year?


Anonymous said...

Thanks! I like that many of those are gluten free. I can tolerate gluten but know a few people who can't and I like to accommodate them.

artista said...

I plan to make Alethea Squares with lots of ginger, pistachios, and dates, and mail it to my sister for her birthday, along with a new veggie peeler. Guess who.

Marnie said...

I delivered a batch of Giant Molasses Cookies -- big, soft and gingery -- to my cousin's family today. This is an annual Christmas tradition.

Not gluten-free, sorry, but yummy for those who can tolerate them.

Hope you feel better soon!

Ferdzy said...

Yeah, the gluten free thing is always handy.

Alethea squares! Yeah, I should make some too. (Hi Mom!)

Marnie, those look gooooood. I love molasses cookies. And I'm feeling much better, thank you. I think I've bored that virus to death.

luckiest1 said...

I am going to attempt your icebox cookies in 4 variations tomorrow. Or at least start them, I may not get through all 4 in one day! :) Thanks for the recipes.

Ferdzy said...

Luckiest1, great! I hope you will let me know how they turn out.

luckiest1 said...

They turned out wonderfully. What a great idea, making the base dough and then adding to it. I baked a mixed dozen just to try them (couldn't resist) and the rest of the dough is in the fridge for next weekend's family Christmas get together. We all have different favourites, so I think they will be a hit.

Ferdzy said...

It's very handy, isn't it? I'm glad you are enjoying them.