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On astres's request

The recipes for my holiday cookies:

Maraschino Cherry Macaroons (adapted from the Coconut Almond Macaroon recipe in the Hawthorn Series Irresistible Cookies & Crackers)

2 egg whites
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/4 cup sliced almonds

1. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer till soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating till stiff peaks form.

2. Stir in coconut, ground almonds, maraschino cherries, and sliced almonds. Drop teaspoonsful of dough 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.

3. Bake in a 350F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till lightly brown.

Makes 35 small cookies (when I want bigger ones, or more cookies, I double the recipe).

Apple-Filled Cookies -- I used canned apple pie filling instead of poppyseed filling. I bet blueberry would work well, too. Unfortunately, I had no room to roll out the dough, so I flattened it as best I could with my hands one cookie at a time. The result was some rather huge cookies, kind of like apple danishes, but hey, they're still yummy!

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies -- I make these with chocolate or butterscotch pudding mix instead of the vanilla, for a richer flavour. And I don't use the optional walnuts. It makes a ton of cookies--I think I got 90 out of it this time--so when I'm baking just for me and Chris, I halve the recipe.

Soft Ginger Cookies -- The recipe calls these 'gingersnaps' but they're very soft. Some of the reviews suggested adding a little extra ginger (I think I put in an extra teaspoon) and a 1/4 tsp of ground cardamon, and they taste very nice with those. A little too spicy while still warm, but cooled down they're great.





( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 19th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Fwee, thank you :)
Dec. 20th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting those! I think I might try making the macaroons - they sound delicious!
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

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