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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Baking 2017

CHRISTMAS BAKING ROUNDUP! WOOT!

First, a whine. Who decided that slice-and-bake cookie are easy?

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I mean, they act like it’s easy to create a perfectly round log of the desired thickness, refrigerate it, and then cut off perfectly circular rounds.

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I’ve tried refrigerating the dough in empty paper towel tubes, rotating the dough with every slice–doesn’t matter. They always turn out misshapen and I have to neaten them up before baking.

If I’m going to go to that much work, it’s much easier to just roll the dough out and use cookie cutters. Or even cut the cookies with a knife.

This? Bah humbug.

Now, onto the good (and the yummy)!

 

The Essential Baker by Carol Bloom:

Lemon Shortbread Coins

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Fine Cooking Cookies:

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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The Good Cookie by Tish Boyle:

Rum-Raisin Sandwich Cookies

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Brandied Eggnog Cookies

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Simply Sensational Cookies by Nancy Baggett:

Praline-Pecan Coconut Bars

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Chocolate Brandy Balls

 

The All-American Cookie Book by Nancy Baggett:

Iced Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich:

Shortbread

Chocolate Wafers

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Vanilla Sugar Cookies

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Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever:

Vanilla Frosting

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The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion:

Poticza

 

Bread Illustrated:

Cranberry Walnut Bread

 

Coconut Rum Balls

Bourbon Balls

Pumpkin Bread

Eggnog

Apple Cider

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