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06 December 2010 @ 06:24 pm
Christmas Cookie Poll 2010 - The Decision Post!  
Last year I did gift bags with homemade baked goods for my husband's clients. This year I'm getting more than a 5 day heads up on this, so yay.

Help me decide? For all the Food Geeks and Cookie Connoisseurs, I have included pictures and links.

Milk Chocolate Peppermint Bark - I found this recipe in Southern Living and it sounded yummy, made up of Mint Oreos and crushed pretzels.

Pecan Tassies - Like mini Pecan Pies!

Chai Crescents Different...But like Mexican Wedding cookies with a twist.

Thin Mints - Mmmm. Thin Mints.

Orange Almond Biscotti - What do you think?

Patchwork Mittens - SO CUTE. I'm DYING of the cute, over here.

Holiday Surprise Sugar Cookies - The surprise is Andes Candies.

Cashew Butter Brittle - Paula Deen's recipe. You can't go wrong with Miss Paula.

Butter Nut Truffles - Sounded Yummy.

Double Chocolate Covered Toffee Grahams - Cute AND Easy. An old nickname of mine Two of my favorite things!

Smoked Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Truffles - I want to know where the crud I'm gonna find Smoked Sea Salt in Amascrillo. Anyone know?

Chai Tea Latte Mix
- This probably won't work for my purposes, here. These goodies are for Clients of an industrial Electrical Contractor. Think hardworking men. Who are unlikely to mix up a chai tea in the afternoon. But it's a cool recipe, even so.

Cappucino Blossoms - The old holiday Favorite, only with cappuccino. Tell me something that's better.

Fudge - need I say more?

Coffee Toffee - A fave from last year.

Iced Sugar Cookies - Another favorite.

Poll #1653993 Decisions, decisions.

Check as many as you like!

Milk Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Pecan Tassies
Chai Crescents
Chocolate Mint Wafers
Orange Almond Biscotti
Patchwork Mittens
Holiday Surprise Sugar Cookies
Cashew Butter Brittle
Butter Nut Truffles
Double Chocolate Covered Toffee Grahams
Smoked Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Turtles
Cappucino Blossoms
Coffee Toffee
Iced Sugar Cookies
I feel:: tiredtired
I hear:: Elf - Will Farrell has no shame. That's why he's so funny.
Ayla: Sillyabitofayla on December 7th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
How can I vote for thin mints if they aren't an option?
Carrie Leigh: Dean handcarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Oh, stink.

Well, I'm gonna make those, anyway, so we're safe. ;)
Re: VOTE FOR THIN MINTS! - hpfangirl71 on December 7th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: VOTE FOR THIN MINTS! - abitofayla on December 7th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
hpfangirl71: Tinkerbell/Xmashpfangirl71 on December 7th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
OMG... those looked so yummy!! Almost made me feel like baking but Im just too lazy!! :D
Carrie Leigh: my idea of houseworkcarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Well, no one's getting up right now to get in a baking frenzy, either.
(no subject) - hpfangirl71 on December 7th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Jandy the Gnome Whispererjandjsalmon on December 7th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Oh these are adorable. I usually just make the stand-bys - you go all out. The patchwork mittens! I love them!
Carrie Leigh: Christmas Lightscarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
The mittens are so cute.

Now I have to find a mitten-shaped cookie cutter.

(no subject) - jandjsalmon on December 7th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
filia_umbrae on December 7th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
Oh, man. Some of these look pretty amazing, that's for sure. I can't imagine that anyone would turn down a gift of delicious sweets!

Also probably going to have to make a few of these myself.
Carrie Leigh: whistle hamlet's soliloquycarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Let me know how they turn out!
nbaekernbaeker on December 7th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
I chose the ones I want sent to me ;)

No but seriously these all look yummy.

And yet there I'll be. Shortbread and maybe some pie.
Carrie Leigh: hugcarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)

I miss you, Nicole!
(Anonymous) on December 7th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
I found Smoked Sea Salt at the new HEB here for some homemade caramels I'm planning on making this year. It's.....$16.95. I'll be happy to get it and mail it to you if you really want it.

Happy baking!
nolankyle on December 7th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)

No, I'm good. :)
(no subject) - carrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Cydneyalittleredhood on December 7th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
You can get smoked sea salt at World Market on Soncy, and maybe even at the Market Street Uniter. World Market has it for sure though. They also have black and red and pink salt, and any other weird salt you could ever want.

Just FYI though, I've had truffles with seat salt on them. They pretty much taste like salt.
Carrie Leigh: Carrie Dr. Whocarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
LOL. All good information. Thanks, Cyd.
Jessica K Malfoy: food: cookingjessicakmalfoy on December 7th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
gosh all of those look DELISH! but some of them look rather time consuming! i still voted for the mittens even though they would take me ages to make.
Carrie Leigh: Jeffrey Dean Morgancarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
I have to make the mittens. It's become like a moral imperative.
Elle Blessingway: Stock: Starbucks Heartselle_blessing on December 7th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
This makes me RLY wish I wasn't allergic to so many NOM things.
Carrie Leigh: I talk to myselfcarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, sad.

I think I'm allergic to sugar. When I eat too much of it I feel like crap. The healthiest I've ever felt was when I was doing the Daniel Fast: No bread, meats and sweets.
(no subject) - elle_blessing on December 8th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
Mala13oct on December 7th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
WOW those look so good! If it isn't a problem and too much trouble, I'm going to ask for to please post the easy recipes. I have to do the same thing for R's family, and would really love to make some of the above. I'm not gonna try all the above, coz well; some of them look super hard.
Carrie Leigh: perfume bottlecarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
I included links to all the recipes in the post. I don't think any of them are hard (with the exception of the cashew brittle), just time consuming.

I think the milk chocolate peppermint bark would be pretty easy, as well as the cappuccino blossoms.

But all the recipes are there!
Allons-y!moltobene1925 on December 7th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
I think this is totally cool, especially since I'm baking my family cookies for christmas. I have three cookies I've perfected but I'm still on the lookout for a forth!
Carrie Leigh: River Fireflycarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Very cool. We have family traditions that we bake together, but I love to try new things!
(no subject) - moltobene1925 on December 8th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - carrie_leigh on December 8th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
slitherhither: snow_miserslitherhither on December 7th, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)
It was really, really hard not to pick ALL OF THEM.

Now I must have a mitten cookie cutter too!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
I know. I'm going to Bed Bath and Beyond today to look for one!
O Demanding One: Winter: Merry Christmas Santaheyurs on December 7th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)

YAY! I'm coming to lick the bowls and spoons! YUM! xD

Those mittens are to die for... I wouldn't want anyone to eat them! *cackles*

Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on December 7th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I have a growling stomach now.
deedsk_tx on December 8th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
You can send 3 of each cookie to 432 Mountainview....you know the full address! :) I MISS your baking!!

Yes...I traded you in for a husband that is a great cook (and does other things quite well too- *giggle,giggle*) but I do miss coming home from time to time with you whipping up something baked- and that was before you became the SUPER INCREDIBLE cook you are now!!

Nolan's clients are lucky....Happy Baking!!