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It is time to try a new cookie for Christmas. This is Alton Brown’s recipe that you can find here. I really like his recipes because they are scientific-based with exact measurements. He weighs his ingredients instead of measuring for precision. We prefer our cookies to be soft instead of hard and crunchy. Most ginger …

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This is another Christmas cookie that my mom made this year and has made since I was a child. When I was a child, this cookie felt like it was made for adults in comparison to Mama’s Peanut Blossom Kisses and other fun kid cookies. Over the years, I have a new appreciation for this …

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For Christmas, my mother made her wonderful Peanut Blossom Kisses. This is another cookie I have loved since I was a child! Hershey Kisses were just so much fun to look at, open, and eat. Then around Christmas they came in beautiful wrapped colors just like little Christmas gifts. I loved looking at them in …

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Most of us love the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. We see this phrase everywhere from Christmas cards to decorations. But there are lyrics that take us back to the Victorian time period: Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a …

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Each year I ask my husband what cookies he wants me to make for Christmas. His typical response is whatever you want to make. This year I decided to surprise him when he got home from work with a nice chewy oatmeal raisin cookie! This is a new recipe I tried and it definitely is …

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There is nothing like a good chewy cutout cookie! I have not made cutout cookies since I was a child. I remember them being a lot of work but this year I found them relatively easy to make. I do not know if it was this recipe or that I am older and have more …

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Greg and I enjoy chewy, soft cookies. I did some research to find a recipe for chewy gingerbread. You can make them as thin or as thick as you would like – even the thin ones are chewy and soft. Plus they stay that way even after you store them. They are addicting with the …

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