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Old 12-16-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default christmas biscuits

i'm baking today, so i thought i'd share my family recipe for christmas cookies

sugar cookies - double batch
4 eggs - well beaten (set aside)
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
cream together butter & sugar
add eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla
add 5 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
throw in a little salt

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put in wax paper in refrigerator and it's easier to take a small amount out at a time. roll out and cut with cookie cutters

bake @ 350 degrees (farenheit - not sure how this translates for european ovens) for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown

buttercream frosting
1 pound powdered (confectioners) sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla (i like more)
1/3 cup soft butter

mix with food coloring for different colors.. and don't forget to leave some out for santa on christmas eve
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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ps - does anyone have a good recipe for fudge?
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:30 PM   #3
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great, now im hungry

and no sorry, no fudge recipies here, if you want some top class beans on toast however, you look me up
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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i do have a really good receipe for fudge but i'll have to find it in my recipe box. i'll look for it today and get it to you tomorrow as i will be at the vic tonight watching Damien !!! i'm so excited - this is my first time seeing him (i saw him with fiona apple this summer but lisa wasn't there so i have much more to be excited about tonight!!). i am dragging my husband wiht me - he's not really a fan but i'm hoping after tonight maybe he'll have a new found respect - i think he'll have fun as long as the beer is flowing!!

oh, and my daughter and i will be making your Christmas biscuits on friday (along with some chocolate chip cookies) because she feels that "Santa deserves a little variety" (her 6 yesr old words exactly)!
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:40 AM   #5
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thank you katie joey, that would be nice.. my mom used to make this 'fantasy fudge' but i can't find the recipe anywhere

aww your daughter sounds so smart, i'll bet she's adorable. how nice of her to think of santa.. we always put chocolate kisses out for santa too, because i convinced the kids santa loooves chocolate ahh christmas is so much more fun when the kids are little.. have fun making cookies with your daughter! i only called them biscuits because that's what the crazy europeans call them hehe.. it's also a really sweet song by mark geary, you might like him if you like damien

yay have fun at the gig tonight! the christmas season just seems so much better this year with damien in town, doesn't it?
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:35 PM   #6
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Hi Sister! Sorry I forgot to post yesterday. I have 2 receipes for fudge - both really good. One is from my Gramma and the other from my husbands.
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 tsps vanilla
(and if you like nuts, 1 1/2 cups toasted walnuts)
Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and salt in heavy saucepan over med. heat. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Continue cooking (not stirring) until it reaches 235 degrees on candy thermometer (or until reaches soft ball stage - that always makes me laugh for some reason.) Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Let cool for about one hour until it comes to room temp. With wooden spoon beat until fidge thickens (and loses its gloss). Stir in ewalnuts and spoon into a buttered 8 inch square pan. Cool completely then cut.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:43 PM   #7
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Here is the other one

1 can (13 1/2 oz) evaporated milk
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1 square (1 oz) unsweetened chocolate
1 18 ounce pkg chocolate chips
1 jar (15 oz) marshmallow fluff
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

in saucepan mix evaporated milk, sugar, butter and chocolate. heat to a boil. boil 7 minutes stirring constantly. remove from stove. beat in chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, salt and vanilla. pour into 13x9 inch buttered pan. cut while still warm.

I really like both of these receipes. Now I think I may make some myself. And thanks, my daughter really is something. I've always really loved tis time of year but having children does make it so much more fun. My son is only 6 1/2 months so he really has no idea what's going on but he loves to crawl right under the tree and pull ornaments off. But I'll tell you, it's amazing to me how children seem to get on such a high for the week or two before Christmas. My daughter has so much excitment in her I don't know how she keeps going all day long. Some times just watching her makes me tired!!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!! - Erin
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:00 PM   #8
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I baked the sugar cookies yesterday and yum they are really tasty! I am just eating them . I made stars, moons, hearts and christmas trees hehe. I coloured some hearts red (and made a big heart for the girlfriend of my bro) and i also coloured some trees green. That was great fun
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:50 PM   #9
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I have a good caramel recipe - that's not EXACTLY the same as *fudge!*, is it?
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:24 PM   #10
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no, but caramel is so good - please share!
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:01 AM   #11
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they're really good - quite soft, so they don't pull out your teeth (at my age you gotta start thinking of such things..)
I'll have to dust up the recipe and translate it from danish, so it may take a few days.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:49 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yanka
I baked the sugar cookies yesterday and yum they are really tasty! I am just eating them . I made stars, moons, hearts and christmas trees hehe. I coloured some hearts red (and made a big heart for the girlfriend of my bro) and i also coloured some trees green. That was great fun
yay i'm glad you liked them

yeah cille post your carmel recipe, that sounds good! but c'mon your teeth aren't that old yet

oh and thanks for the fudge recipes katiejoey!
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:38 PM   #13
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a friend made me a batch of chocolate chip cookies for xmas. they were delicious.
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:47 AM   #14
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I love this recipe I made it for thanksgiving and now I'm making it for breakfast christmas morning.

Banana Bread
  • three-quarters cup golden raisins
  • 6 tablespoons or 3 ounces bourbon or dark rum
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • half teaspoon baking soda
  • half teaspoon salt
  • half cup unsalted butter, melted
  • three-quarters cup superfine sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 small, very ripe bananas, mashed
  • three-quarters cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 x 5 inch loaf tin, buttered and floured or with a paper insert
Put the golden raisins and rum or bourbon in a smallish saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, cover and leave for an hour if you can, or until the raisins have absorbed most of the liquid, then drain.

Preheat the oven to 325F and get started on the rest. Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl and, using your hands or a wooden spoon, combine well. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar and beat until blended.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the mashed bananas. Then, with your wooden spoon, stir in the walnuts, drained raisins and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture, a third at a time, stirring well after each bit.

Scrape into the loaf tin and bake in the middle of the oven for 1 to 1 and a quarter hours. When it's ready, an inserted toothpick or fine skewer should come out cleanish. Leave in the tin on a rack to cool, and eat thickly or thinly sliced, as you prefer.

Makes 8-10 slices

My variation is making this as muffins and putting like a half of a cup of chocolate chips in it.

metric measurements: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/recipe.asp?article=141
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:00 PM   #15
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jenn that sounds so good! i never used raisins in my banana bread before, i'm definitely going to try this recipe, thank you

mmm rum...
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:42 PM   #16
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Caramels:



  • 250 grams of sugar
  • 30 grams of butter
  • 2 dl (quarter of a liter) cream (full fat, which around here = 38% fat)
  • 50 grams of chopped almonds
I don't know which measurements you non-metric people use, so go here for cooking conversions.

Mix all ingredients in a pot, heat while stirring untill it reaches a temperature of 122 degrees C (=251.6 degrees F). I haven't tried to make these caramels (but tasted them from someone who did ) but I'm told it's important to keep an eye on the temperature here.
Pour the mixture into a heat resistant container lined with non-stick (baking) paper. Height must be about 1-2 cm's. (between - 1 inch)
Leave it to cool, cut into mouthworthy pieces, EAT!
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:52 PM   #17
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wohoo its simple
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I lost my family Christmas cookie recipe when I moved, so I came here to find it. Thank you, Igloo
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I'm happy for your recipe SisterMidnight !
That's funny.

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