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    Default Holiday cookie recipes that we can make in advance?

    On a rainy, melancholy Sunday afternoon I'm going through my cookie recipes to find some that I can start baking now for family get togethers this holiday.

    They need to hold out and be fresh until Boxing Day, when I have my big gathering here.

    Do any of you have any tried and true recipes that I can start now, refrigerate/freeze, and still be great tasting on Boxing Day?



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    Pfeffernusse- they are designed to be made well in advance because the flavor develops over time. Plenty of recipes online; use the spices of your choice.
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    These were in Bon Appetit a few years ago and everyone I make them for LOVES them. They freeze exceptionally well between layers of wax paper in tupperware. I've frozen for up to 3 weeks and still had them thaw out just great.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...Cookies-362593
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    You're actually kind of late for Springerle. Normally you are supposed to make them in November to give them a chance to soften up in time for Xmas. They need time to mature, like well aged wine or beef. Though you can cheat by putting a slice of apple in the container with them.
    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recip...ingerle-recipe



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    I make Split Seconds and freeze.

    As variations from the posted recipe, I use cherry jelly and drizzle the baked cookie with icing
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    Lebkuchen! One of my favorite memories from childhood.
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    I make potato chip cookies that keep pretty well, even if they're just left in a cupboard for a week or two. They're like a shortbread cookie with nuts and they're easily the best cookies I've ever had. Super super simple to make, too. PM me if you want the recipe!



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    Oooo these all look good.

    Faybe - I just whipped up a batch of the chocolate crunch cookies. Husband is patiently waiting to taste test them.

    I think I'm going to try to do one recipe a night, so that I'll have 9-10 days of easy baking, and a great display on Boxing Day,

    Thanks!


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    mercedespony, after I posted that I was inspired to make them myself- they're about to go in the oven. Hope you like them!
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    We have a family recipe called Ice Box cookies. They are a spice cookie - not super sweet. I almost always have some in the freezer. If I get unexpected company, I can slice some off, pop them in the oven and have fresh cookies to serve.

    If I miss the cut off for OTD, I'll PM you the recipe.
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    Faybe - they passed the taste test, according to dh, who had them for breakfast this morning
    MGP - please pm!


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    Quote Originally Posted by billiebob View Post
    I make potato chip cookies that keep pretty well, even if they're just left in a cupboard for a week or two. They're like a shortbread cookie with nuts and they're easily the best cookies I've ever had. Super super simple to make, too. PM me if you want the recipe!
    I just love potato chip cookies - the best way to use up stale chips. Quick and easy!


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    I made these tonight:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/t...ipe/index.html

    I rate it 4 /out of 5 (I'm eating one right now), but the cookies are wayyyy too big for a Christmas cookie tray - I'd cut them down to 1 tbsp dough, and cut the cooking time off by 2 or 3 mins.

    Can someone pm this potato chip recipe please??



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    You would have to buy a cookie press, but traditional spritz cookies store well. I like them because they are a consistent size and self space using the cookie press. Also, you don't chill the dough.



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    Betty Crocker Cooky Book recipes are tsty and easy (yes, it is spelled like that!). Both their gingerbread and sugar cookies stay well.



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    The girl scout thin mint recipe that uses a box of chocolate cake mix. I use a very small spice jar lid and it makes like 200 cookies and the chocolate coating keeps them very fresh. At Christmas I crush up candy canes and sprinkle the tops before the chocolate sets
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    Shortbread is easy and freezes well. I also have a chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe that freezes well too, if you're interested.



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