Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KT's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 2

KT Winner Day 1

Congrats to
Marie - 5 quilted (small) gifts and 1 rug hooking gift.

You're the winner of our Day 1 giveaway - a trio of winter patterns. Please send your mailing address to lynne@ktquilts.com and we'll send out your goodies soon.

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway- Day 2

As I explained yesterday, my gift to you for the holidays is a marathon of giveaways over the next 12 days. Each day we'll feature 3 KT patterns (or a book) starting with winter, through spring, summer and fall themes and finishing up with our newest designs. Since it is the holiday season, a little elf at KT (Jamie) is planning to add a quilter's surprise to each packet of patterns. Who knows? It might be a scrap bag of Christmas, a charm pack for spring or a KT ruler or template.

Without further ado, here's our giveaway for Day 2 - a trio of holiday patterns including our Dreamin' of Christmas pillow sleeve, Deck the Walls charm pattern and Light up the Holidays Mini Table Treat. Wrap up a few fat quarters with one of these patterns for a quilting friend and watch the smiles!



Comment here by 10pm each day on your favorite fast & easy holiday cookie recipe. I need some ideas!

93 comments:

  1. I learned to cheat when making peanut blossom years ago by using a peanut butter cookie mix. Now, they actually advertise it on the cookie pouch. My mother in law did this for years before anyone caught on! The reaction from her husband was hilarious when he saw her with a mix in her hand.

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  2. If you want easy and delicious, you can't beat the Eagle Brand cookie bars...also called Magic bars or Hello Dollies. We love them!

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  3. I love my recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars. They're easy and always the first to get eaten up.

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  4. sugar cookies dough made into a cylinder and cut into circles makes some quick cookies. Sprinkle with different colored sugars and you have some yummy cookies.

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  5. Our best cookie recipe is M&M cookies. Just use your basic Chocolate Chip recipe and exchange the Chips for M&M's. Festive and delicious.

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  6. Red Devil Cake Balls are a yummy one-easy enough although not so fast. Merry Christmas!

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  7. My grandmothers "Chinese cookies" they are awesome with the dried chow mien noodles it wouldn't be christmas without them. Merry Christmas

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  8. I love the little snowball cookies aka Mexican wedding cookies. Love those patterns.

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  9. Our favorite is chocolate macaroons with a bit of chipotle chili powder added for a wonderful spicy bit of yum! We're both chili-dark chocolate addicts!

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  10. For quick and easy, we like to dip oreos or peanut butter and ritz cracker sandwiches in white or milk chocolate and add a few sprinkles. Or just make snickerdoodles with red and green sugars or sprinkles instead of cinnamon and sugar.

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  11. An easy quick favorite is to melt some chocolate or white bark and pour into a sheet pan. While still warm add some chopped pistachio nuts and dried cranberries. Let cool and break into pieces.

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  12. I do Spritz cookies with a cookie press. It can get a little messy filling the press, but you can crank out a bunch of little butter cookies in a hurry.

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  13. Sandy from WisconsinDecember 10, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    I make what my mom made when I was a kid. She would make cutouts, spritz, chocolate chips and peanut butter blossoms. I hope to do some baking on Saturday when the guys are gone. Maybe, I have some by Christmas.

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  14. Good old chocolate chip, with nuts of course!

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  15. Well it's not a cookie recipe but rather Peanut butter FUDGE and it's super fast and super delish...and never fails! AND the kids expect it!! :o) Got to slave over a hot stove and make it, you know!! (5 minutes in the microwave :) Thanks for a chance to win your next give away! This is very generous of you! Many thanks, Paulette

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  16. Layered mint brownies!

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  17. It has to be Boiled Cookies (some people call them No-Bakes). My boys (now grown) can make them without the recipe, they have made them so many times! Always a favorite.

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  18. Gingerbread pan cookie. It may be cut after baking with cookies cutters or just into squares

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  19. I have a collection of Brown Bag shortbread pans. There are several with Christmas designs. So I I get lots of pans filled with dough (which is just made from butter, powdered sugar, flour and vanilla), and let the baking begin. I have three ovens and can do 5 pans at a time (one oven is small--only accommodates 1 pan). It keeps well and comes from the freezer as nicely as if it was just baked.

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  20. I have been reminded this year of a cookie roll that my mom used to make. It consists of mini marshmallows, chocolate and coconut. Google it and they might be called stained glass cookies. Best part is you don't have to cook them.

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  21. These cookies are easy and, besides leaving the dough in the refrigerator to chill (you can go sew in the meantime!), quick! Plus they look magnificent. Use a scalloped pie crust cutter to make them even fancier!!

    BUTTERHORNS -- got this recipe from my sister-in-law

    1 C softened butter (margarine) 1 C granulated sugar
    2 C flour 1 C chopped nuts
    1 egg yolk 2 t cinnamon
    ¾ C sour cream

    Mix butter and flour together. Mix egg and sour cream and combine with flour and butter mixture. Chill dough for at least 2 hours. Divide into thirds and roll out until slightly bigger than a pie plate, thin. Combine sugar, nuts and cinnamon and sprinkle mixture on dough. Cut dough into pie wedges (about 2 ½” wide, each third making approx. 14 wedges.) Roll up starting from large end. Bake 25-30 mins at 375º.

    These are rich & delicious & a holiday tradition in our house. Enjoy!!

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  22. My go to cookie is actually candy. Called Ting a Lings, they are no bake and super easy. Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chow mein noodles and cashews. Voila. Easy peasy.

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  23. Chocolate chip bar cookies. The same toll house recipe but baked in a baking pan so it is all done at once.

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  24. After commenting on my friend's delicious cookies, she shared her secret -- Kroger brand Cranberry/Walnut Slice and Bake Cookies -- wonderful! This is the most popular flavor although Oatmeal and Raisin are good as well. Everytime I take them somewhere -- I get a lot of oohs and aaahs.

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  25. Soft Molasses Raisin Cookies.
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup molasses
    1 cup veg oil
    I cup boiling water
    place in large bowl and mix well

    add
    1 tsp ginger
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 heaping tsp baking soda
    5 1/2 -6 cups flour
    mix , then add
    1 cup raisins

    drop by rounded tablespoon on greased pan, bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
    I also pat mine down a little with wet fingers as they puff up as they bake.
    I make mine

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  26. I make a family recipe, tastes wonderful, but takes time. It is the only time of the year I make these cookies as it wouldn't seem like Christmas if we didn't have them.

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  27. Two quilts, 3 table toppers, 1 pillowcase, 2 bags, and several mug rugs.

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  28. My favorite is the good old chocolate chip cookie. I am still looking for the perfect recipe for soft and chewy ones.

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    1. My daughter found a recipe that adds a box of instant pudding to the mix. Best chocolate chip cookies ever! -

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  29. Grandma Russell's peanut butter no-bake cookies have always been a family favorite. She would always create a unique Santa or snowman container and fill them with these cookies for all of her children and grandchildren. Fifty years later they remain a very special memory and our most requested Christmas cookie~

    Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies:

    1/2 cup Karo syrup
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cup peanut butter
    2 cups Special K cereal

    * Heat syrup and sugar to boil.
    * Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter, add cereal.
    * Drop by spoonful on metal tray or waxed paper.

    So quick and easy, we usually quadruple the recipe. Happy baking and Merry Christmas~

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  30. Sugar cookie, dipped in white chocolate then dusted with small pieces of crushed peppermint. So yummy!

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  31. All the dozen Lombardo cousins get together each year and make cookies using recipes our mothers kept mostly in their heads. Each year we work at being able to write down the quantities so the recipes won't be lost. One recipe calls for 15 eggs, 12 cups of flour....etc. etc., We'll skip that one for you! The fastest is Almond Paste cookies, just tossing 2 cups of almond paste, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup egg whites and a pinch of Baking Powder in the food processor, grind up, and drop by teaspoons on cookies sheets, topped with two sliced almonds that look like wings. Bake for 15 min. at 350!
    Cheri Branca

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  32. Spritz and oatmeal Craisin white chocolate chunk cookies.

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  33. OH how fun. Surprises are always great. The fastest and really loved cookie recipe I do almost every year is the Copycat GirlScout Thin Mint recipe. SUPER easy and quick.
    Melt Chocolate Almond Bark in the microwave, stir in a tiny bit of Peppermint Oil (about 1/8 t) and then dip Ritz Crackers in the mixture and let them harden. As you finish dipping each one, put them onto the shiny side of Freezer Paper so they don't stick.

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  34. I use a sugar cookie recipe from Southern Living. It is easy and tastes delicious. I have been making them for the past 15 years and they are always well received.

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  35. Shortbread with dried cranberries and pecans...... Thanks for a chance to win!

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  36. We bake a number of batches of Soft Molasses Cookies. Soft in the middle and just the right amount of spices. Yummy with a hot chocolate.
    http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/1194762-COOKIES-Soft-Molasses-Cookies

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  37. Cracker Toffee. It is addictive! Crack for quilters!

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  38. Snickerdoodles dipped in cinnamon and sugar. My family can't wait for them to come out of the oven. LOL The smell is just heavenly if you like cinnamon. Love the patterns~ thanks for the fun!

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  39. OK, this is not a cookie...it is candy, but it couldn't get any quicker or easier.
    Peanut Clusters
    1 pkg chocolate almond bark candy coat
    1 can salted cocktail peanuts.
    Melt the chocolate according to pkg directions, stir in peanuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper, allow to cool until hardened. These are so good! I've had many people ask for the recipe and I'm almost embarrassed to tell them it has 2 ingredients. I have already taken these to several events this month.

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  40. I make pecan butterscotch chip cookies, just using my favorite chocolate chip recipe & using butterscotch chips instead. I also toast the pecans before chopping - makes a huge difference in the taste. Thanks.

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  41. My favourite quick and easy Christmas recipes are chocolate rum truffles and gingerbread cookies.

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  42. Our family love my `Traffic Lights` bars. These are made in a loaf tin with green,yellow and pink Eskimo lollies(to have enough colours you will need two packets). 225 gm(8 oz) butter 2Tbsp cocoa 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs slightly beaten. 1tsp vanilla essence, 2 packets of wine biscuits crushed. Melt butter and add cocoa.heat slightly and add sugar, egg and vanilla mix well. Add crushed biscuits mix well. A thin layer of fudge biscuit mixture then lay green Eskimos in threes down loaf tin,cover with mixture between and around them. Repeat for yellow then pink Eskimos. Cover with a final layer of mixture.Put in fridge to set for an hour. turn out of loaf tin and cut into bars looking like `Traffic Lights`. Store in fridge. Merry Christmas. Hope you enjoy them like we do. Happy Stitching.

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  43. Chocolate chip cookies all the way for me.

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  44. Unfortunately, we never make anything quick or easy in our house. Or favorite cookies are Spritz cookies piped out with an electric cookie press.

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  45. Molasses cookies! I got the recipe from a Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGKnK3W_d5s

    One day, my son randomly wanted to know more about how molasses was made, so we stumbled upon this video. Within the video is an EASY recipe for the most DECADENT cookies!!! The only caveat is that you must chill the dough for an hour prior to baking, but other than that, it's EASY PEASY! :)

    Merry CHRISTmas, y'all!

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  46. My husband's favorite-Betty Crocker Russian Tea Cakes.

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  47. I just love regular choc chip cookies.

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  48. The kid's new favorite is Oreo Balls. Very easy...
    1 package regular size Oreo cookies, crushed
    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    package white almond bark

    mix Oreos and cream cheese together. Roll into walnut size balls. Chill for 30 min, then dip Oreo ball in melted white almond bark. Harden on wax paper.

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  49. A friend made gluten free peanut butter cookies for me. Delicious and only 5 ingredients in them. It's hard to believe that there isn't any flour in them.

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  50. Lemon Snowflakes are a hit with my family -

    1 pkg. lemon cake mix with pudding
    1 - 8oz container of cool whip
    1 egg
    Confectioner's sugar

    Combine cake mix, cool whip and egg. Beat on medium speed until blended. (Batter will be very sticky.) Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Yield - 5 to 6 dozen.

    Love the patterns on the give-aways and thanks for your generosity!
    Nancy

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  51. I love the buttery balls that are covered in powdered sugar. In an old cookbook they are called Russian Tea Cakes, but they may have another name as well (snowballs?). These days I don't do much cookie baking as I end up eating too many and don't need the extra calories.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. These are easy and yummy. Spread peanut butter between two Ritz (or similar) crackers, then dip into melted chocolate almond bark.

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  53. Anita192@msn.com : Sweet rolls and turnovers - fabric, of course. Red, cream, and green - my favorite colors this time of year.
    Love your blog posts and enjoyed the tutorial videos with Jenny - keep them coming. Thanks!

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  54. Shortbread cookies. Pretty easy as long as you have an electric mixer.

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  55. I love Snickerdoddle cookies. I'm not a baker but I always have the ingredients on hand (and Cream of Tartar lasts forever).

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  56. Fantasy fudge! That's one thing my family almost always had ingredients on hand for, even if we really only made it at Christmas.

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  57. My go to quick cookies are my brothers recipe that he started making in 3rd grade - Peanut Butter Cookies. 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar and 1 egg. Mix then drop by tsp full and bake for 10 minutes at 350 ° F. I do half plain and half with chocolate kisses when they come out of the oven.

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  58. Thumbprints are my favorite cookie to make and eat!

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  59. You can never go wrong with Toll House chocolate chip cookies. I use salted butter so cut down the salt in half. I one and a half times the receipe and drop the sugar to 1 1/2 c. (Cut 1/4). Add nuts and freeze and them. jlblvn at gmail dot com

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  60. My husbands favourites are choc chip and mine is thumbprints with plum jam.

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  61. My absolute favorite cookie and easy too is Date Nut Billygoats. This is a recipe given to me by my favorite Aunt!

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  62. Thumbprints rolled in nuts and raspberry jam! The best!

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  63. My favorite fast and easy Christmas cookie is 2 ingredient pumpkin spice cookies. Mix 1 can of pumpkin and 1 double size box of spice cake mix. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet and bake. I add some extra cloves and cinnamon and they end up tasting like gingerbread. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  64. I make Oreo balls. No baking. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  65. My grandma's sugar cookie recipe that calls for 'Spry'. How long has it been since we've seen that?

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  66. Peanut butter balls. Melt in your mouth. No baking just lots of rolling. 1 stick butter melted add 1 cup Reese's PB beat together add 2 cup powder sugar mix in add 2 1/2 cup rice krispies in and roll into 1" ball----let set in a cool place for 1 hr (no freezer or fridge I use garage moisture soggys krispies) to set up---melt 1 large plain Hershey bar (4oz) 6 oz pkg semi choco bits and shaved 1/4 bar paraffin wax in double broiler -- when melted dip the PB balls in and coat then put on wax paper to set and store in air tight container makes 7 doz balls. YUM YUM

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  67. Take tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough, roll it falt and use cookie cutters to make shapes. Bake and decorate. Doesn't get much easier and they still look really nice.

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  68. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Seven-Layer-Magic-Cookie-Bars/
    You add 7 ingredients to a 9 x 13 pan and bake. Doesn't get much easier than this. And a real hit!

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  69. Gotta have sugar cookies. My granddaughter likes them with cake frosting on them. You know, half a container of frosting on one cookie!

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  70. Sugar cookies with icing. I just use the mix and they turn out great

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  71. Cookie dough balls. Recipe from my daughter in law. Everybody loves them

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  72. Simple Shortbread Cookies


    Only 4 ingredients......but so delicious.

    Yield: 24 cookies
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Bake Time: 15 to 20 minutes


    Ingredients
    1/2 cup Fleischmann's® Corn Starch
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup butter, softened


    Instructions


    Sift together corn starch, sugar and flour. With wooden spoon, blend in butter until a soft, smooth dough forms.

    Shape into 1-inch balls. (If dough is too soft to handle, cover and chill for 30 to 60 minutes). Place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with lightly floured fork. OR, dough can be rolled to 1/4-inch thick and cut into shapes with cookie cutter.

    Top with candied cherries, jam, chocolate, colored sprinkles or nuts...

    Bake at 300°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

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  73. My favorite is oatmeal raisin. If you want some extra sweetness you can always throw in some chocolate chips too.

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  74. I make several types of cookies but the family always finish my fudge first. It is very easy. The recipe is on the jar of Fluff.

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  75. My fast and easy cookie recipe is......my husband makes them!
    How GREAT is that!!

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  76. My favorite cookie recipe is to buy cookie dough from whoever friends child is selling it!

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  77. My husband's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are the best!

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  78. Russian Tea Cakes aka snoballs are fast easy and my daughter loves them. A new one I'm trying this year (from the email from Primitive Quilts and Projects) is Hungarian Nut Cakes....sound quick and yummy!

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  79. Use a chocolate brownie mix that comes with a packet of frosting. Buy candy canes, chop up to make about 3/4 cup. Add 1/2 cup to brownie mix before baking. Spread frosting on fresh from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped candy canes. Serve when cool. They look so festive and who doesn't like chocolate and mint! Yummmmmm!!!!

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  80. We do the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They are not only healthy with the oatmeal and pumpkin but delicious too with the jumbo chocolate chips.

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  81. I love to make Ginger snaps every year at Christmas time. I love the recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook! Thanks for the give away!

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  82. Ooey gooey peppermint brownies!

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  83. I like Mexican Wedding Cookies. A few ingredients and fast and easy to make.

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  84. Haystacks are always a favorite at our house and so easy. Chow mien noodles, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips.

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  85. I love brownie bark! It's the crusty part of the brownies. Really good.

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  86. I know this isn't cookies, but this is the best fudge I've had. Here is the web address for the video. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=microwave+fudge+video&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=02EDE2840F58F195720302EDE2840F58F1957203

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  87. My go to cookie is Snickerdoodles.

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  88. Since discovering my husband is diabetic we do a little research online before cooking.

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  89. I don't have a quick cookie recipe but love making peanut butter blossoms for Christmas.

    Sandy

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