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Since it'll be suitably cold enough outside to combat my apartment complex always having the heat (that I can't control) turned to 11, I'll be baking cookies this weekend!
I have a work potluck on Tuesday and so far I'll be making wedding cookies rolled in red or green chunky sugar instead of powdered sugar but I'm wondering whether I should also make a batch of another kind.

What are your favorites especially at this time of year? The only kind of cookies I don't bother making are sugar cookies since I always find them to be too fussy with all the cutting out and such and most of the time too dry anyway.

Inquiring minds want to know!

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grey853
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love those wedding cookies with pecans and rolled in sugar. But I also love sugar and chocolate chip pecan. About the only cookies I don't eat are peanut butter or anything with macadamia nuts, but that's only because I'm allergic to both kinds of nuts.
missdiane
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:39 pm (UTC)
I was wondering about a good ol' chocolate chip. If I do those, I'll (sadly) omit the nuts since the wedding cookies have those. I don't think we have any nut allergies but some folks have strong opinions about nuts in stuff.
amethyst_witch
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:42 pm (UTC)
YAY! Also, YUM *drools* I can't wait to see your wedding cookies!!

My favourite holiday cookies were my Nan's sugar cookie thingies that she put either a red or green cherry in the middle of it and baked it like and they were SO GOOD. Cry-and-hug-the-cookie good.
If anyone in my family is willing to share it I will share it here <3 ...but they'll likely Marie-Barone me (give me the recipe slightly wrong).

My others:

-The classic chocolate chip
-Peanut butter
-Peanut butter chocolate chip (*lol*)
-Oatmeal (choc. chips are good but NO raisins, plz)
-Gingerbread
-Sugar cookies
-Literally any cookie that someone makes me (not containing the dreaded raisin)

Edited at 2018-12-07 04:43 pm (UTC)
missdiane
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oatmeal chocolate chip is soooo goooooooood

My Mom had a few different cookies she made every year. She'd make the peanut butter and instead of Hershey kisses, she'd hunt up these chocolate stars that I don't think they make anymore. She also made something called "karo lace" cookies that were pure sugar and butter.
amethyst_witch
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:55 pm (UTC)
Mmm I so agree--and I don't care if they're soft or the crunchier kind! Both delicious!!

I hope you find those chocolate stars someday so you can make them again ^_^
xina_belle
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
Snickerdoodles!!!! XD Although I have not made snickerdoodles in ages.. my Wallflower just has been making me craaave them lately. XD

Growing up I loved sugar cookies, mostly because my grandma would do them up and we'd get cut them, and then decorate them (my parents weren't 'hands on, but my grandparents were. Handy that they lived next door to us while I was growing up. All of my adult time was with them. *lol*)

missdiane
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:54 pm (UTC)
I have never, in fact, made snickerdoodles! Go figure!

The only times I've tried to make sugar cookies, I'd get frustrated trying to roll them out properly (which I have no room to roll out squat on my tiny kitchen counter anyway) and I'd fuss so much they'd end up tough. I'm pretty good at baked goods but those I have a mental block with.
xina_belle
Dec. 7th, 2018 05:02 pm (UTC)
When I worked in the crew kitchen on a float camp in Alaska when I was .. 18/19 ish... I got to make so many different goodies. Of course my fist experience with snickerdoodles I accidentally added too much clove (I'm not sure why it called for cloves, but there ya go) and the poor workers had numb mouths that day. *bwahahahaha*

(haha, OmG, I just threw out a random trivia bite about myself for ya there)

I am terrible at overworking sugar cookie dough. I just get store bought if I Need a sugar cookie now days, safer on the teeth.
spiffikins
Dec. 7th, 2018 10:20 pm (UTC)
Alas, I have no fancy seasonal cookie suggestions - I'm always a fan of the basics - chocolate chip, peanut butter :) Christmas baking for our family was butter tarts, date square (Matrimonial cake in the Mennonite cookbook) and Lemon bars - mmm.
missdiane
Dec. 10th, 2018 01:32 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to look up some vegan lemon desserts to make after December. I love lemon SO much.
njlorelei
Dec. 9th, 2018 11:50 pm (UTC)
I usually make triple chocolate chip (white, semi-sweet, and dark chips), oatmeal, gingerbread or some variation of ginger/molasses cookie, snickerdoodle or espresso snickerdoodle, chocolate crinkles, and peanut butter fudge. If I see a recipe for other cookies while perusing my cookbooks I might try something new but more often than not it ends up being a one hit wonder and doesn’t make it to the yearly cookie list.
missdiane
Dec. 10th, 2018 01:32 pm (UTC)
Damn girl, you are a cookie making MACHINE!

I only made the one batch of wedding cookies since cramps and such were knocking me on my butt this weekend but since I have two sticks of butter to use up before the end of December since I can't use them after that, I may make some more cookies to bring to work later this week or beginning of next.

Espresso snickerdoodle sounds nummy!
njlorelei
Dec. 10th, 2018 01:57 pm (UTC)
Most years we have 3 Christmas parties/get togethers that we go to and I take cookies to all of them. So I like to have a variety.

Butter should keep a couple months or more so if you don’t use it up. I bet it would still be good after Veganuary is over. Or have you decided to keep going for 6 months?
missdiane
Dec. 10th, 2018 01:59 pm (UTC)
My doctor wants to retest me in May so I'm going to try to do this indefinitely.

That and even if I did incorporate non-vegan foods, it would likely just be egg whites and fish. I'd avoid saturated fats.
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