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June 2011 Weddings

3 Pounds of butter

is what I've gone through just THIS week making cookies. Holy cow, that's a lot of butter!  H had a potluck today that he asked me to make something for, so I made some White Chocolate Cherry shortbread cookies that I saw on Pinterest.  I also made a TON of sugar cookies and snickerdoodles to make up goodie bags to give to friends and co-workers.  


There's just something about Christmas that makes me want to bake.  How about you guys?  Do you find yourselves wanting to bake more around the holidays?
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  • Those are sooo cute!! Yes, for me it is tradition to bake. We've always baked millions of christmas cookies, breads, muffins etc every single year for as long asd I can remeber. Just last night I made muffins and sugar cookies. 
  • I think I gained 3 pounds thinking about it!

    We are having our family cookie making event on Friday afternoon:

    Chocolate chip, sugar, oatmeal with cranberries and walnuts, snickerdoodles...

    I bought more cookie sheets so we can keep 'em rolling in and out of the ovens.
  • I'm so jealous your cookies look so good.

    Yes, it makes me want to bake, but I stink at it because it's not something I do often.  We don't eat sweets much so I'm very inexperienced.
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  • Ooooh yum!!! I love cookie baking, but they take so much more effort (and cleaning) than brownies/cakes/bars/etc. lol I do enjoy baking more during the holidays :)
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    [QUOTE]I'm so jealous your cookies look so good. Yes, it makes me want to bake, but I stink at it because it's not something I do often.  <strong>We don't eat sweets much so I'm very inexperienced.</strong>
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    <div>We don't really eat sweets either.  I LOVE to bake, but I usually never eat what I bake (which is good or I'd be like 20lbs heavier), I just bring it to school and put it in the teacher's lounge and it's generally gone by noon!</div><div>
    </div><div>I started baking at a young age.  My grandma was famous for her baking-particularly her pies, so I learned everything from her :)</div>
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  • I love baking.  I make H take the stuff in to work though so I won't gobble it all up.  Maggie - Do you mind sharing the recipe you used?  TYIA!
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    Sure!

    White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

    Ingredients:
    2 1/2 Cups Flour
    1/2 Cup sugar
    1/2 cup strained and chopped marachino cherries
    1/2 Tsp almond extract
    1 Cup butter
    about 10oz White Chocolate chopped-(make sure it has Cocoa butter in it for the best results-I would recommend not using White chocolate chips, but they can be used if you prefer a cheaper route.)
    2 Tbsp Shortening
    Sprinkles for decorating

    1. Combine flour and sugar.  Cut in tabs of the butter
    2. Mix the flour, sugar, butter together until it resembles fine crumbs
    3. Add in the cherries, almond extract and about 1/2 Cup of chopped white chocolate.
    4. Mix until combined. 
    5. Roll dough into small balls (about 3/4-1") and place on an UNGREASED cookie sheet
    6. Using the bottom of a glass, dip it in sugar and press down on dough to flatten
    7. Bake at 325 degrees for about 12-14min, until the center is set. (They will also continue to set a bit after you take them out of the oven)
    8. Allow to cool for about 1 min and then transfer to cooling racks.
    9. Melt the remaining white chocolate and the shortening in a DOUBLE BOILER  (if you melt it in just a pan, it will burn your chocolate!)  
    10. Dip cooled cookies in the chocolate so that 1/2 of it is covered.  Roll the edge of the dipped side in sprinkles and lay on parchment/wax paper to dry.  

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  • I love to bake more around the holidays! Your cookies looks so good! I'm glad I don't eat everything I bake, otherwise I agree with OP about being 20 pounds heavier lol. 
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  • Your cookie goodie bags look fantastic! And yes, Christmas makes me want to bake too. I've started today. Thin mint cookies are in the oven and my apartment smells SO good :)
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  • I love your goodie bags!  I become a baking fool during the holidays, because I always take cookies and cupcakes and whatever else to holiday parties and work, and I give treat bags away to my co-workers as gifts.  I love baking and I'm pretty good at it, but that's only because baking Christmas cookies is a huge tradition in my family.
  • lol u're definitely not alone...with all the cookies i've been making i've so far used about 3.5 lbs. & mom wants to make more cookies with me later XD
  • Those look so good! I love the bags they are in. I might make some cookies tonight but they're the kind that you break apart and put in the oven :)
  • H used to work at a milk hauling comany and he still buys butter by the case! I don't remember how many pounds he gets at a time, but it's a lot! It's nice though because we can just go to the freezer and grab a box. We bake a ton so it's awesome for us. Everytime we bake it's completely unplanned too, so having that much butter on hand is really helpful.
  • My family always makes sugar cookies for Christmas but that is about as much baking as I do.  I would love to do more but I really inexperienced. 

    I do love eating cookies during the  holidays!

    Heatherbell - I am the same way! Pull apart cookies are sometime the best I can do lol
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  • Those look yummy!!!!  Whoever gets those is going to be very happy!!!

    We don't eat sweets so I don't make them very often, if at all.
  • Your cookies and their bags look awesome!!
  • Thanks everyone for the compliments! 
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  • Yes! I love baking, but I don't like to have it around the house, cause I eat it all. So I like baking at this time of year to sample, then give away =)

    I have discovered the easiest cookies ever. Ready? 1 box of cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup + some more vegetable oil. Roll in balls and bake for 8 minutes at 350. They are so soft, and so easy! I've been doing devil's food cake and melting Andes mint chips on top and swirling them. Next, I'm trying yellow cake with chocolate toffee chips =)
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    [QUOTE]Yes! I love baking, but I don't like to have it around the house, cause I eat it all. So I like baking at this time of year to sample, then give away =) I have discovered the easiest cookies ever. Ready? 1 box of cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup + some more vegetable oil. Roll in balls and bake for 8 minutes at 350. They are so soft, and so easy! I've been doing devil's food cake and melting Andes mint chips on top and swirling them. Next, I'm trying yellow cake with chocolate toffee chips =)
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    omg those sounds amazing! if cookies weren't as easy as they are to make from scratch i would SOOOO make those all the time! but as it is, i'm not ones for premade stuff like cake mix. bag mojo with the preservatives in some things so i'm weening my way off that stuff as much as possible..
  • YUM!! Y'all are making me hungry and it's only 7am. This year was seriously depressing on the baking end, but I promised my friends we'd make up for it with a day in January.

    In years past, my mom and I would get together for Cookie Day. One year, we make 800 cookies. That was definitely the record, but we average between 500-700 each time. So to not have ANY this year was so sad!
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