Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Cookie Exchange-Linky Party

Welcome to my 2011 Christmas Cookie Exchange-Linky Party!

I'm looking for your best cookie recipes this Holiday season! 

Link as many of your favorite recipes and photos on the linky below...

Drop Cookies, Cookie Bars, Cutout Cookies, Sliced or Shaped Cookies or any special holiday confection you want to share.

The only requirement for this linky party is to share a link back to my site in a blog post for your recipe.  Write a new post or feel free to share recipes from your archive. 

Tis the season to be baking cookies....tell your friends to stop by and link up too!

This year I'm on a quest to find the perfect sugar cookie.   I found my first experimental recipe of the season in one of my collector cook books; Betty Crocker's Cooky Book, 1963 Edition. 

The flavor of the cookie was right on the button with a crunchy cookie texture.   The dough was easy to handle but the finished product was a bit rough which made decorating a bit sketchy.  I enjoyed this recipe but would like to find a more tender dough.

Ethel's Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and flavoring thoroughly. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, blend together.  Chill at least 1 hour.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured surface.  Cut shapes with cookie cutter or press 1 tablespoon dough with tines of fork, sprinkle with sugar. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cookies are delicate golden color
makes about 4 dozen

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  1. This is a very bad thing for me to have access too! I definitely don't need any more cookies in my home this season, but Man, I sure do love this page! haha.

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  2. Amber, you're cracking me up!! Thanks so much for sharing your snickerdoodle recipe...one of my most favorite cookies ever! I bet you can't tell that I have a weakness for cookies? lol! Have a great week!

  3. Hi Rebecka, I'm sharing my first post of Christmas cookies with you ~ Almond Cranberry Cookies.
    Hope you have a pleasant day :)

  4. Ann, your photo is amazing and the recipe sounds so delicious! I'm so excited to make these for my family! Thank you for linking up!! Please come by as many times as you like and add more of your holiday creations!!

  5. Wish I could bake :< Love the round-ups! I could just sit back & enjoy the cookies!

  6. Shirley, thanks for visiting!! I'm really not much of a baker either! However, the need for yummy cookies is the only thing motivating me to try! :0

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  8. Lioness, thank you for the references to monetize! I'll definitely check out the sites! Also, a big thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!!

  9. This is such a fabulous idea! I love cookie exchanges. And those pictures are to drool for! Oy. I can feel the pounds packing on. ;)

  10. Cookies Mom, you have the perfect blog name for this blog post!! lol! Thanks for the visit. Hope you have the opportunity to share one of your favorite cookie recipe in this months cookie exchange!!

  11. Hi Rebecka! I am linking up my first cookie for the season. It's a savory one. Your sugar cookie looks very pretty. Hope to make some soon :)

  12. Yea!! Biren, I love your savory cookies so much so, I went to the grocery and purchased the ingredients to make a batch tonight!! I know my family will love these...what's not to like?? Bacon and Cheese!! Yum! Thanks for linking up♥

  13. Biren, I made your savory bacon biscuits and they were delicious!! I didn't have bacon so I used sausage. YUM! Your recipe reminds me of my mother-in-laws recipe for spicy cheese crackers. Her recipes requires rice cereal for some added crunch and a little more cayenne pepper to create a crisp and spicy treat!! Thanks again for sharing your recipe this month!

  14. So glad to hear you liked the savory cookies. In the past, I have also made just cheese ones but since I had some bacon in the fridge, I decided to add them. My boys loved the cookies and made short work of it.

    I have updated my post and linked another cookie to your linky party. Thanks for hosting!

  15. Hi, Rebecka. This is my first visit to your site. It's gorgeous and your recipes look delicious! I shared two family favorites that are always on our Christmas dessert buffet: a pecan tassies recipe and a moist and delicious fruit cake recipe. Thank you for hosting us and have a great week!

  16. toolsforthekitchen, Welcome to my blog!! I'm thrilled you stopped by and linked not only one recipe but two! I adore pecan tassies...yours look delicious as for your fruit cake, oh my goodness!! It looks divine! I can never get my family to eat fruit cake but I enjoy it very much thinly sliced with a glass of sparkling champagne!! Decadent!! Thank you for linking up! I'm looking forward to visiting your blog!

  17. Hi Rebecka, I would love to share one cookie recipe with you! I will start preparing different cookies for my friends for Christmas, I will send you the recipe!! Ciao!

  18. Welcome Francy! I can't wait to see what you make for my linky party!! Have fun baking for all your friends and family!!

  19. Hi, Rebecka. Your collection is growing with lots of great Christmas cookie recipes! I shared a coconut baskets recipe today. Thank you for hosting your Christmas Cookie Exchange and have a great week!

  20. Tools...wow! Another delicious recipe to add to my linky party. I really enjoy coconut and lemon together. I'll definitely be making these! Thanks for linking up!!

  21. Thank you Francy for sharing your Happy Cookies recipe with my linky Party!! They are adorable! Short Bread cookies are my all time favorite, simple and delicious!!

  22. Hi, Rebecka. I shared a chocolate wafer cookies recipe today. Thank you for hosting us and have a great week!

  23. Hi, Rebecka. I'm so glad you and your mother enjoyed the fruit cake! I shared a 4 o’clock walnut cookies recipe today. Thank you for hosting us and have a great holiday week!

  24. tools, yum...your 4 o-clock walnut cookies look delish!! Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe with us!! Your support is appreciated♥

  25. Hi Rebecca, I'm linking my Christmas Snowball cookies!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Holidays!

  26. Hi Rebecka! Thanks for the invitation, I love to bake and I LOVE cookies! I've added a few of my faves. ~Stella B's Kitchen

  27. Biren, Mouth watering little cookies and as usual a gorgeous photo! I'm adding these to my baking this week!

    Stella, Wow! Not one but six cookies recipes!! Yea! Thank you for sharing all of them! I'm crazy over ginger cookies so will be make your recipe too!

  28. This is such a fabulous idea! I love cookie exchanges. And those pictures are to drool for! Oy. I can feel the pounds packing on. ;)

  29. Hi electric heat pump, Thanks so much for stopping by my cookie exchange! I'm hoping to do another linky party very soon and will invite you to participate as sooon as I decided on a theme. As for the pounds packing on...I'm dieting to lose the pounds I gained trying out all of these recipes and more over the holidays!! UHG!

    Not Your Ordinary Agent, Sorry I didn't reply sooner, once Christmas hit it was all I could do to keep up! Thanks for visiting my friend!


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