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#923713 --- 11/24/08 04:43 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Yetta Nother]
VM Smith Offline
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I, on the other hand, would crawl over 40 miles of broken glass for one of those cookies.
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#923735 --- 11/24/08 09:51 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
I, on the other hand, would crawl over 40 miles of broken glass for one of those cookies.


Bring me one,please \:\)
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#923791 --- 11/24/08 11:57 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: sparky's back]
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Sfingi di Ricotta


Ingredients:

1 lb. ricotta
1 Tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
Oil for frying
3 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp. orange rind (finely chopped, optional)
3 Tbsp. rum or brandy (optional)


Preparation:

Combine ricotta, eggs and sugar. Add baking powder and salt to flour. Gradually add flour mixture to ricotta and beat well. Add vanilla, orange rind and rum. Cover and let rest a half hour. Heat oil. Drop batter by the teaspoonful into hot oil. Do NOT crowd. If needed, turn Sfingi with a slotted spoon. When golden in color, remove and place on paper towels to drain. Serve, dusted with confectioner's sugar.

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#923810 --- 11/24/08 12:38 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Yetta Nother]
Strawberry Jam Offline
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Originally Posted By: Yetta Nother
Clearly....that wasn't the recipe you were looking for......


Not sure, Yetta. The bf was busy this weekend cleaning out his garage and cellar while I made the Thanksgiving list and shopped. Then it was lasagna dinner yesterday, so we haven't really talked about cookies.

I will show him these recipes later after he gets out of work and see if he thinks any of them sound right.

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#923821 --- 11/24/08 12:52 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
I, on the other hand, would crawl over 40 miles of broken glass for one of those cookies.


LOL....awww thanks VM.
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#923822 --- 11/24/08 12:53 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
Originally Posted By: Yetta Nother
Clearly....that wasn't the recipe you were looking for......


Not sure, Yetta. The bf was busy this weekend cleaning out his garage and cellar while I made the Thanksgiving list and shopped. Then it was lasagna dinner yesterday, so we haven't really talked about cookies.

I will show him these recipes later after he gets out of work and see if he thinks any of them sound right.


Did you say Lasagna????? Yummy.
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#923827 --- 11/24/08 01:10 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Yetta Nother]
Strawberry Jam Offline
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Originally Posted By: Yetta Nother
Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
Originally Posted By: Yetta Nother
Clearly....that wasn't the recipe you were looking for......


Not sure, Yetta. The bf was busy this weekend cleaning out his garage and cellar while I made the Thanksgiving list and shopped. Then it was lasagna dinner yesterday, so we haven't really talked about cookies.

I will show him these recipes later after he gets out of work and see if he thinks any of them sound right.


Did you say Lasagna????? Yummy.



Yep, two big pans. One with ricotta and one without for the picky eaters, garlic bread and a large tossed salad. Homemade chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting for dessert. The bf made his first batch of frosting...and learned cocoa without the powdered sugar added to the mix tastes very nasty!
He learned to wait until AFTER you add the powdered sugar to sample your creation!

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#923957 --- 11/24/08 04:20 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Turkey first then I'll think about lasagna. lol.
I saw a recipe for cookies making them with a cake mix. I kept it so when I find it again I will post it. It sounded easy and hopefully good.

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#923962 --- 11/24/08 04:30 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Tiger Lily]
Strawberry Jam Offline
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Every Sunday we have a big meal with our combined families. Lasagna at least once a month, or stuffed shells. Also will be making it for Christmas along with a ham.

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#923975 --- 11/24/08 04:42 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Quick and Easy PB Cookies

1 C. PB
1 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

Mix all above. Roll into 1" balls and gently flatten with a fork in a crisscross pattern on ungreased pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 mins (they will be soft), let cool on pan then to wire rack.

A double recipe usually yields me 5-6 doz small sized cookies.

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#923982 --- 11/24/08 04:49 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Loc: Herkimer County NY
I absolutely hate making sugar cookies! Especially the kind you have to refrigerate and then roll and cut out. But this recipe is easy and you do not have refrigerate, roll or cut out! Absolutely yummy!

Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies:

2 Eggs
2/3rd C. oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp grated lemon rind (I substituted a 1/4 tsp cinnamon and they came out yummy!)
3/4th C. sugar
2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Beat eggs, then add oil, vanilla and lemon (or cinnamon), mix well. Blend in sugar, beating until thick. Mix in remaining dry ingredients. Drop 2" apart on ungreased pan. Flatten with bottom of glass that has been dipped in oil and sugar.

bake in 400 degree oven for 8-10 mins (golden brown on bottoms). I cannot remember how many tis yields...sorry.

You can also frost these, my bf did with leftover frosting from half moons I had also made that day.

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#924028 --- 11/24/08 07:47 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
Every Sunday we have a big meal with our combined families. Lasagna at least once a month, or stuffed shells. Also will be making it for Christmas along with a ham.


You know that's nice that you get your family together every week and if on lasagna day you find yourself with an empty chair I can be there in oh....couple hours. lol.

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#924030 --- 11/24/08 07:52 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Tiger Lily]
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Ok found my cake/cookie recipe.

Easy Holiday Rush Cookies

1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 c. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
powdered sugar

In large microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter and cream
cheese until very soft. Mix in the cake mix. Roll into 1/2" balls and put on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 7-10 mins.
Sprinkle warm cookies with powdered sugar. (I'm thinking maybe you can frost them or whatever). Store in frig.
Makes 4 dozen.

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#924126 --- 11/24/08 10:56 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Tiger Lily]
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Loc: Seneca Falls
Originally Posted By: Tiger Lily
Ok found my cake/cookie recipe.

Easy Holiday Rush Cookies

1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 c. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
powdered sugar

In large microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter and cream
cheese until very soft. Mix in the cake mix. Roll into 1/2" balls and put on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 7-10 mins.
Sprinkle warm cookies with powdered sugar. (I'm thinking maybe you can frost them or whatever). Store in frig.
Makes 4 dozen.


This recipe is really good with lemon or orange cake mix.
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#924160 --- 11/25/08 12:16 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Della]
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I am gonna try the lemon tomorrow. Thanks
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#924420 --- 11/25/08 12:03 PM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Tiger Lily]
Strawberry Jam Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 34421
Loc: Herkimer County NY
Originally Posted By: Tiger Lily
Ok found my cake/cookie recipe.

Easy Holiday Rush Cookies

1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 c. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
powdered sugar

In large microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter and cream
cheese until very soft. Mix in the cake mix. Roll into 1/2" balls and put on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 7-10 mins.
Sprinkle warm cookies with powdered sugar. (I'm thinking maybe you can frost them or whatever). Store in frig.
Makes 4 dozen.


Definitely going to give this recipe a try.

I use cake mix as a "cheat" for banana cake as well. Just use yellow or white cake mix, follow recipe on box (you can reduce the oil and eggsif your wish, and add in about three over ripe bananas. Mix in about a half a bag of chocolate chips. Then, sprinkle on a mix of brown sugar and butter (or margarine) on top before baking. When cake is almost done sprinkle on more brown sugar mix and the rest of the chocolate chips.

I don't measure for this recipe. I would say probably 1/2 stick of butter and about a half to a cup of brown sugar.

Yummy and quick!

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#928232 --- 12/01/08 04:33 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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I made the lemon cookies, they were ok, but it yielded about 5 dozen.

I switched to a chocolate cake mix, with semi sweet chips. Much better, I used a ice cream scoop about an 1 1/4 and made the balls about an inch Cookies had a nice flavor. It made about 1 1/2 doz 3" cookies.
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#930101 --- 12/04/08 12:17 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Buddy]
Tiger Lily Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 4411
Loc: lost
I'm just curious Buddy did you put powdered sugar on them or frost them?

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#930332 --- 12/04/08 03:56 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Tiger Lily]
Buddy Offline
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Posts: 19003
Loc: Southend {Mars}
I didn't do either, they were quite good. I liked them much better than the lemon.
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#930372 --- 12/04/08 08:57 AM Re: Cookies for Christmas! [Re: Buddy]
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Loc: Waterloo,NY
heres a great site for holday cookies familyrecipesandmore.com

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