Monday, December 8, 2008

Cookies Galore

Hi all....

I think we're all interested in beautiful ideas for Christmas gift giving or attractive food to adorn our holiday tables.

While looking around the web tonight-- trying to find some really good cookie ideas, I found this great suggestion for a cookie tray (picture above). It comes from the Wilton cake decorating website. Gorgeous spritz cookies are presented in a Christmas tree cake pan and decorated with a red bow. I think this is a wonderful idea, either to give as a gift or to add to your Christmas table.

I will most certainly make these this season.

***What's your favorite Christmas cookie?

30 comments:

Patty H. said...

Favorite? How can I choose just one? I do love butter cookies.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Okay, Mrs. Claus, you're puttin' me to shame. Those look divine. Would also be a great gift in a pretty cookie jar. :)

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

So Yummy! I agree with Patty, how can you choose! So many favorites. Some that I love are rum balls, gingerbread men and anything with coconut.

Joanne said...

And you can pick up the festive tree-shaped platters in pretty golds & silvers at any of the party-supply stores for a dollar or two. I like the cookies with the cherry drops in the centers.

Jeannette said...

My Christmas food is so limited these days, being diabetic. All the things I used to love I am no longer able to eat. Sighs.

Terri Tiffany said...

Sugar cookies or those candy cane ones!! Love them!
Good idea for a way to gift some cookies! I plan to do that this next week:))

Astaryth said...

What a cool idea! I usually make fudge (because everyone demands that I bring fudge.. old family recipe), but I may have to make some cookies this year just so I can do this!!

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh, I love spritz cookies! My mother used to make them every single Christmas. You've brought back a happy memory - thank you!

I have to say that my favorite cookie is probably the sugar cookie with frosting, though. :-)

Pat's Place said...

I was remembering the cookie press cookies my mother used to make every Christmas. I used to have a cookie press, but don't even know where it is now. Not sure what happened to Mother's either. I might have to revive that tradition in our family!

Janna Qualman said...

My hubby just asked if I'd start in with the baking of sugar, gingerbread and molasses cookies for the holidays. And boy, do they all sound nummy!

Barbara said...

Patty- I'm with you!

Barbara said...

Angie- I agree. A cookie jar filled with various colored cookies would be a beautiful gift.

Barbara said...

Donna- Oh yeah, coconut, I'm with you.

Barbara said...

Joanne- The dollar store idea is great! Love the dollar store...some good bargains there.

Barbara said...

Jeannette- I love sugar and don't know what I would do if I couldn't have it.

Barbara said...

Terri- I made the candy cane cookies once...might do that again this year. Thanks for reminding me.

Barbara said...

Astaryth- Fudge, especially the marshmallow kind...love it. I could eat a pound, at least, but then I'd be sick at the Christmas gathering...not a good thing. It's truly a weakness with me.

Barbara said...

Melissa- Oh, how I love those sugar cookies with lots of frosting!! I better make those, too.

Barbara said...

Pat- They're a great tradition and easy to make.

Barbara said...

Janna- I feel like time is getting away from me,FAST. Where has all the time gone? Christmas will be here in a blink!!!! So much baking...so little time.

KKJD1 said...

Well my fav is the one I can eat.Lol Love the cookies in the cake pan great idea and thanks for sharing! Blessings, Karen

Barbara said...

KKJD1- Cookies!! I never saw one I didn't like!!

Wade, Janalyn, & Wookie said...

This a fun and easy idea. Nice to use items for more than one purpose!!!

Barbara said...

Janalyn- I think the pan could be a good and useful gift along with the pretty cookies.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Frosted sugar cookies are my very favorite. Love them. I have so slap my hands so as not to eat them as fast as they are baked.

Linda said...

Shortbread cookies are my favorite - hands down!

Linda Reznicek said...

Sugar cookies are definitely my favorite, too.

Barbara said...

Linda- Shortbread is definitely one of mine, too.

Barbara said...

Linda R.- I'm glad you mentioned that. It helps me plan our cookies for Christmas.

Barbara said...

Lea- If I lived closer, I'd make some just for you!! Then you could kick back and have someone else do all the work and enjoy them with your favorite beverage.