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#919760 --- 11/17/08 11:20 AM Cookies for Christmas!
HeavenlyPlaces Offline
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Here is a recipe that I created this weekend (well, I drastically changed one that I already had so I call this one my own) and it's great because there is really a minimal amount of effort for a LOT of cookies:

Chocolate Walnut Glazed Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar Cookies
1 1/4 cups walnuts, finely chopped
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
10 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg white
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Glaze
2 sticks butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 T. Cocoa powder
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease one 12 x 16-inch jellyroll baking pan, or cover pan with parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray.
In small bowl, whisk together chopped walnuts, flour, cocoa powder and salt. In medium bowl, cream together 6 T. butter, vegetable shortening and sugar. Beat in egg white and vanilla. Then blend in the dry ingredients.
Place dough in prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap and roll out to fill pan evenly. Bake until lightly browned on the edges, about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven; do not turn off oven. Let sugar cookie pan cool 5 minutes; cut into 1 x 2-inch bars. Let cool 5 minutes more.
While cookies are cooling, prepare glaze by melting butter in small saucepan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar and cocoa powder, bring mixture to a boil and boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts.
Pour glaze over sugar cookie sheet, spreading to cover well. Return sugar cookie sheet to oven. Bake 8 minutes more. While they are still hot, re-cut the cookies. Let cool completely in pan.
Makes about 8 dozen bars
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#919782 --- 11/17/08 12:12 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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Ok, I need a recipe for an Italian cookie that has a filling made with cream cheese. Please and thank you. \:\)

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#919784 --- 11/17/08 12:14 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Can you describe them a little bit...are they sandwiched with the filling or more like a cannoli?
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#919798 --- 11/17/08 12:29 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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Originally Posted By: HeavenlyPlaces
Can you describe them a little bit...are they sandwiched with the filling or more like a cannoli?


The bf asked if I made them, I think they are more of a sandwich-like cookie. Any recipe would be of great help as I have never made Italian cookies.

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#919799 --- 11/17/08 12:30 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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I'll look through my books and recipe files and let you know what I find. I'm sure I have something!
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#919809 --- 11/17/08 12:41 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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Who knew the "cookie maker" (me) would come up empty for a request!
I tried to look online but found nothing that I trusted, I like references coming from my cookies...lol. \:\)

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#919820 --- 11/17/08 01:05 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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It happens to the best of us!

Can you give me a day? I am at work (just opening up shop, so to speak) and will look through my recipes when I get home.
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#919828 --- 11/17/08 01:12 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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No rush, I don't start baking for Christmas until the first week in December. \:\)

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#919839 --- 11/17/08 01:28 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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HMmmmmmmmmmmm, I seem to remember the half-moons I was maybe going to get????
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#919861 --- 11/17/08 02:18 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Buddy]
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I did bring some to a benefit in July that was at the Legion in Ovid. ;\)

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#919963 --- 11/17/08 05:15 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
No rush, I don't start baking for Christmas until the first week in December. \:\)

If you need help with quality control I would be more than happy to donate my time and sample them all for you.

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#920094 --- 11/17/08 08:00 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: RedGreen]
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Originally Posted By: RedGreen
Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
No rush, I don't start baking for Christmas until the first week in December. \:\)

If you need help with quality control I would be more than happy to donate my time and sample them all for you.


I seem to have an overabundance of "QC" people this year. i just hope I have enough left to fill my traditional Christmas cookie plates I give to my friends, neighbors and family.

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#920163 --- 11/17/08 09:29 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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I seem to have an overabundance of "QC" people this year. i just hope I have enough left to fill my traditional Christmas cookie plates I give to my friends, neighbors and family.
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#920168 --- 11/17/08 09:54 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
Ok, I need a recipe for an Italian cookie that has a filling made with cream cheese. Please and thank you. \:\)
I know that Pignollis are italian cookies that are gooy on the inside like macaroons.I have a recipe for them. It calls for almond paste.
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#920171 --- 11/17/08 10:05 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: oldmedic]
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For SBJ:

ITALIAN KNOT COOKIES (CREAM CHEESE)

1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
5 teaspoons baking powder
5 cups flour (approx)

Icing:

powdered sugar
water
anisette extract (or whatever flavoring you prefer)
food coloring, if desired
sprinkles

Sift flour and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine cream cheese and butter with mixer. Add sugar and beat until smooth and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until fluffy. Add flour mixture. You will have to stir by hand at the end because it will be too stiff to beat with the mixer.

Form dough into a large ball and let set for a few minutes. If dough is too soft, you can add more flour, a little at a time. Shape small pieces of dough into knot shape by rolling between hands into a rope and twisting into knot shape.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350°F until lightly browned on bottom. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cookies will not be brown on top when done. Only the bottom.

Cool on wire racks and dip into icing. Dust with sprinkles. Let dry on sheets of waxed paper.



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#920182 --- 11/17/08 10:35 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: RedGreen]
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Whare did you find that RedGreen? Is it your recipe? Looks good.
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#920382 --- 11/18/08 10:48 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: oldmedic]
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SBJ, I've looked through pretty much everything I've got and I'm not sure I'm finding an Italian sandwich-type cookie with a cream cheese filling. It's possible that it was sort of a family variation on an Italian cookie (honestly that happens so much!) and your guess may be just as good as anyone else's.

However I have one last resource, my good friend Virginia, who is as good an Italian cook as any I know. If there is a recipe out there for such a cookie she'll have it. I'll ask her later today.

Oh, there were several that were made with ricotta cheese but they were filled with chocolate. Could this be it? Also, do you think your BF could give us a few more details??? Now I'm intrigued and on a mission!
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#920408 --- 11/18/08 12:05 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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I talked to the bf last night and he said it isn't really a sandwich type cookie but it is made with some kind of cheese so the ricotta may be correct. I will try to get some more information.

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#920446 --- 11/18/08 01:41 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Here's the one I have which is an Italian cookie made with Ricotta.


ITALIAN CHEESE COOKIES

1/2 lb butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1 lb ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons of vanilla
3 eggs
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda

Cream butter and sugar; add vanilla, eggs, and ricotta cheese. Beat well.

Add flour and baking soda. Slowly drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 13-15 minutes at 350°F.
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#923508 --- 11/23/08 06:31 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Yetta Nother]
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Clearly....that wasn't the recipe you were looking for......
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