Barzoo's 2nd Annual Christmas Cookie Contest! (in Contests)

QBBarzooMonkey December 12 2006 5:06 PM EST

Last year’s contest! The winning recipe was soooooo good!!! :D

150k for the best Christmas Cookie recipe! Post a link to it here, or copy & paste it here if you want.

48 hours from now (5 PM server time Thursday), the recipe that makes me once again say "Mrs. Monkey, will you bake me some of these?" wins 150k!

Game on!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 12 2006 5:10 PM EST

ooooooooo I'm so excited to have an an excuse to make cookies, I don't even care if I win!

Brakke Bres [Ow man] December 12 2006 5:59 PM EST

Sweet sweet cookie delight:

Chocolate Snowflake Macaroons
Makes about 36

2-2/3 cups (7 ounces) flaked coconut
2/3 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large egg whites
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips or squares

Preheat oven to 325 F. Mix coconut, sugar, flour and salt in bowl. Stir in egg whites and almond extract until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and blend well. Drop by teaspoon onto greased and floured cookie sheets.
Bake about 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets and place on wire racks to cool.

Note: Submitted by Henk Bres who says: "If you desire you can drizzle melted milk chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips on the top. I have also tried hot fudge and carmel toppings as drizzles as well."

QBJohnnywas December 12 2006 6:13 PM EST

Johnnywas Christmas Cookies


* 1 cup raisins
* 2 cups of dark rum
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 large spoon of honey
* 3 drops of vanilla flavouring

1. In a small bowl, mix raisins and rum. Use enough rum to completely cover the raisins. Leave to stand for 30 minutes (overnight if you've the time.) Drain the raisins and transfer to another bowl. Add the flour and toss, thoroughly coating raisins. Drink the remaining rum.
2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degree C). Get some more rum and have another drink.
3. In a medium bowl, cream the shortening, and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add the raisin/flour mixture, vanilla and stir until well blended. Have some more rum if you like, it's Christmas!
4. Drop the dough by spoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greaseproof paper and bake 6 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Leave to cool. Sit back and have another rum, watch It's A Wonderful Life and go and get those cookies.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- December 12 2006 6:23 PM EST

I've had these, and they are easily my favorite :)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well and set aside.
Cream together the sugar and butter. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat until smooth.
Add the flour mixture and mix until combined; be careful not to overmix.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown. Transfer to cool, flat surface immediately with a spatula.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 12 2006 10:17 PM EST

I just made an addition to my deadly sugar cookies...

1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/8 cup dark brown really tasty sugar
baking powder (pinch)
half a cap a vanilla
an egg
pinch of salt

1 cup oats
1/2 cup walnuts
quarter stick salted butter (or add salt to the oats and walnuts as well)
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 cup milk

Toast Oats, Walnuts till you can smell em cooking, turn off toss in the quarter stick of butter. Heat sugar till it's liquid, stirring nearly constantly over a medium high heat, you do want some nice brown color, but don't burn it!, when all the sugar is melted, carefully (which is an oxymoron) pour an small amount (1/8 of cup or less) of whole milk in, and stir with a LONG spoon, the steam is hot. Turn off the heat, pour in the oats and walnuts you've toasted, and stir until coated. CAREFULLY empty the pot onto a cookie sheet to cool and form. After it has cooled for 10 minutes or so flatten the mixture and form it into a sheet about 1/2 inch thick.
Let cool and cut into squares.

Cut butter and white and brown sugar together, add vanilla, salt and egg, sift in the cup of flour and mix. drop cookie dough over the caramel squares on a cookie sheet and bake at 330 for about 12 minutes.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 12 2006 10:27 PM EST

oh stupid me...a cup of flour should be in the ingredients list as well...

Brakke Bres [Ow man] December 13 2006 12:45 PM EST

mmmm gooooood!!!!

White Chocolate Icicle Cookies Recipe

1 C. sugar
3/4 C. butter-softened
1/2 C. milk
1 t.. vanilla
1 egg
1 C. white baking chips-melted and cooled
3 1/2 C. flour
1 t.. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

White Glaze
2 C. powdered sugar
2 T. milk
1/4 t.. almond extract - white edible glitter or decorating sugar (optional)

Mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, egg and melted chips in a large bowl with a spoon till creamy. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours until chilled.

Heat oven to 375° F. For each cookie, divide 1 round tsp. of dough in half. Roll each half into a 5" rope, tapering the ends. Twist the ropes together. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

To hang icicles, poke a hole in the top of each cookie with a toothpick. Bake 5-7 minutes or until set and very light brown. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack. Cool completely.

Brush with White Glaze (mix all glaze ingredients until smooth or of desired brushing consistency. Add more milk, a few drops at a time if necessary) and sprinkle with glitter or sugar. Thread string through the hole in each cookie to hang if desired

QBBarzooMonkey December 14 2006 5:07 PM EST

24 hour deadline extension! 5PM CBST tomorrow (Friday)!

C'mon guys, Mrs. Monkey is baking on Saturday!


Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] December 15 2006 5:09 AM EST have fun making this cookie :p ill try to look for an easy 1

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] December 15 2006 5:13 AM EST

dont know how many entry 1 can have but here is my kind of cookie

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] December 15 2006 12:16 PM EST

Okay -- no photos, had to phone home. The difference is mostly size of the recipe, though I've always preferred Aunt Lucretia's to Grandma Dolores's.

Big Batch courtesy Aunt Lucretia
1 12 oz. pkg. milk chocolate chips
1 6 oz. pkg. butterscotch chips
1 cup peanut butter
1 lb. salted peanuts
1 16 oz. bag mini-marshmallows

Melt chips in top of double-boiler, stir as necessary. Stir in peanut butter, remove from heat. Allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Add peanuts and mini-marshmallows. Pour into buttered 10"x15" jellyroll pan. Refrigerate. Cut into squares.
Total cost in 1971: $4.56 By 1980, it was up to $5.80. It hasn't been recalculated lately. ;)

Daintier version, courtesy Grandma Dolores
1 6 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 of one can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup mini-marshmallows

Melt chips in top of double boiler, stir in milk, remove from heat, allow to cool. Fold in walnuts and marshmallows. Drop small clusters onto waxed paper. When completely cool, these can be tinned and shouldn't require refrigeration.

QBBarzooMonkey December 15 2006 5:21 PM EST

I've picked my winner:

novice's deadly sugar cookies! You had me at walnuts and oats... you had me at walnuts and oats!

QBBarzooMonkey (Dogs Of War) {cb1}novice (Forge Hog) $150000 -- Winner! 5:15 PM EST


I'm also awarding an Honorable Mention to Bast, for yet another delicious sounding recipe that I could handle myself!

QBBarzooMonkey (Dogs Of War) QBBast (Dixie Cousins) $25000 -- :) 5:16 PM EST

Thanks everybody!! :D

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 15 2006 5:29 PM EST


hopefully now someone will make those poor cookies actually work right, I keep botching them, still taste good, just not quite perfect looking

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] December 15 2006 6:03 PM EST

Madam Monkey shouldn't have to do all the work.

Nov, what exactly happens in the botching process?

Thanks, Barzoo! ;)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 15 2006 6:39 PM EST

I think I've just failed the cookie test over all...what should be soft almost dome like cookies come out flat and crispy...must be too much butter...I've no idea...

AdminG Beee December 15 2006 6:50 PM EST

We Want All Your Cookies!

Bok [brimstone killers] December 15 2006 7:03 PM EST

novice use cake flour instead of all purpose o give your cookies more rise

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 15 2006 7:20 PM EST

nice...between cutting butter (thanks Bast) down a little bit, and the cake flour, I might be able to get something that looks and a tastes good...
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