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How do you make Italian Christmas cookies? Got recipes?

Question by Silver: How do you make Italian Christmas cookies? Got recipes?
Years ago, we used to receive about five pounds of cookies every Thanksgiving, from an old Italian lady we knew. They were the best cookies I ever ate. They were of all different kinds, but tended to be dense, flavorful, and not terribly sweet, which allowed the flavors to come through.

One in particular was a little glob of delicate spiciness, with a slight glaze.

Years later, in Italy, I discovered that Italian sweets and desserts are not as sweet as French, German and American sweets.

Do Italians hold down the sugar content?

What are the other secrets?

I’m capable of improvising if you don’t have recipes.

Best answer:

Answer by BOUDICA !!!!
ITALIAN CHRISTMAS COOKIES

1 c. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 1/2 tsp. anise extract
4 c. flour, sifted once with 4 tsp. baking powder
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
6 eggs

Mix all ingredients in large bowl until a dough consistency. Roll in a little flour to handle and break off small pieces. Roll and twist. Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan at 350 degrees. Cookies will be very light after baking.

ICING:

Confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 1/2 tsp. anise extract
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
A little milk

Mix and dip cookies in icing. Allow to dry before handling. Yield about 4-5 dozen.

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How To Decorate Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Will Christmas cookies I make this weekend be fresh for Christmas?

Question by Jersey Pride: Will Christmas cookies I make this weekend be fresh for Christmas?
I am planning on making a bunch of Christmas cookies,rice crispy treats and brownies for gift boxes as presents and for Christmas dinner.

If I make them over the weekend will they keep fresh til Christmas?

xoxooxoxoxo Thanks!
**** Sure you can all have some!

Best answer:

Answer by teamkimme
Absolutely! I started making mine last night. Just be sure to put in a tightly sealed container. GOOD baking and Merry Christmas

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A Cookie Exchange Will Save Time At Christmas

A Cookie Exchange Will Save Time At Christmas

Cookie Exchange Will Save Time at Christmas

The weeks before Christmas are very busy for all of us. We want a variety of Christmas cookies and goodies, but where can we find the time? Trying to balance shopping, cleaning, wrapping and baking can cause a lot of stress. Some baking stress can be eliminated by organizing a cookie exchange with some friends.

A Christmas cookie exchange allows us to have a variety of Christmas treats while only baking a few kinds of cookies. It works by finding 4 to 6 friends who are willing to bake 2 large batches of cookies. If we get 5 friends to do the cookie exchange, and each baked a large batch of 2 recipes to share, then each of us will end up with up with a variety of 10 different holiday cookies for family and friends. The exchange works best if you triple the batch so each person can get 2 dozen cookies from the bakers.

Two large batch recipes, perfect for sharing with members of your Christmas cookie exchange group, are favorites with my family and are listed below. In my family, one recipe is made only at Christmas, which is listed first, called DIVINITY. Another favorite Christmas cookie, Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies, is listed second. DIVINITY 8 cups sugar, 2 cups light corn syrup, 1 & ½ cup water, 6 egg whites, 3 teaspoons vanilla & 2 cups broken nuts. Stir first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Cook, without stirring, until a bead forms when small amount is dropped in cold water. Remove from heat.

In large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; slowly add the hot syrup, thin stream. Add vanilla, beat until mixture holds its shape, fold in nuts. Drop by buttered spoon onto waxed paper. Recipe makes 12 dozen candies.

Note: Use 3 tablespoons less water on humid days.

TOLL HOUSE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 6 & ¾ cups all-purpose flour, 3 tsp. baking soda, 3 tsp. salt, 3 cups (6 sticks, softened) butter, 2 & ¼ cup granulated sugar, 2 & ½ cup packed brown sugar, 3 tsp. vanilla extract, 6 large eggs, 3 (10 oz) bags of NESTLE TOLL HOUSE morsels, 3 cups nuts.

PREHEAT oven 350′. COMBINE flour, baking soda & salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar & vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. BAKE for 11 to 13 minutes, until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet then remove to cooling racks. Recipe makes 12 & ½ dozen cookies.

Note: If omitting nuts, add 5 tablespoons of flour.

Keeping with the Christmas spirit, it’s fun to make the exchange an “affair to remember”. Have a little party for fellow bakers with drinks and snacks.

About the Author – CDMohata writes for Myspace Comments.By CDMohatta
Published: 10/30/2007

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The Invisible Chef Christmas Sugar Cookie, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)

The Invisible Chef Christmas Sugar Cookie, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)

The Invisible Chef Christmas Sugar Cookie, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)

  • all natural ingredients
  • Very easy to make, into the oven in just minutes
  • Additional baking tips on every box
  • Made in the USA

The Invisible Chef Christmas Sugar Cookie comes in a 12 ounce box. Our premium baking mixes are blended using all natural ingredients so you know you are serving the very best to your family and friends. Our mixes are simple to bake, and use just a f

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Christmas Gingerbread Sugar Decorations Cookie Cupcake Cake 12 Count

Christmas Gingerbread Sugar Decorations Cookie Cupcake Cake 12 Count

Christmas Gingerbread Sugar Decorations Cookie Cupcake Cake 12 Count

  • 12 Sugar decorations
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  • Simply lay on dessert
  • Edible
  • Long shelf life

You are purchasing an assortment of 12 Christmas sugar decorations

Each measures 1 1/2 inches

These are colorful sugar shapes, a sugar cube shaped into a design and decorated with food coloring. So simple and easy to use to create absolutely

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