Friday, December 4, 2009

spreading the holiday calories—uhh, I mean--cheer (now closed)

(this contest is now closed)


This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Hershey's

So, my mom is a baker. A fantastic baker. Every holiday there were always mounds and mounds of treats of all varieties. Christmas was always amazing with red & green candy cookies, coconut christmas tree cookies, wreath sugar cookies, fudge, wassail, and more. For each holiday during the school year, she’d make literally dozens and dozens of holiday-shaped sugar cookies that we would share with our classes in school. I could go on and on but I just gained 4 pounds thinking about her yummy treats.

All this to say that, baking is in my blood. My mom practically lived in the kitchen when we were growing up—partly due to the fact that we didn’t have a dishwasher—but mostly due to the fact that she cooked and baked and gave things away as charitable acts of service. Someone’s sick next door? Let’s take them over a casserole. So and so had a baby? Let’s take them some chocolate cake. Your friend had a bad day? Go take her these cookies.

I have to admit I’ve taken after her just a wee bit when it comes to giving away food. Since I too love to bake, but unfortunately am an eternal dieter, I often bake dozens of cookies just for fun, only to give them away to neighbors and friends so I don’t have to be tempted by them. I have a friend who is going thru a rough pregnancy and I’ve volunteered to take them a meal every single week if to help out just a little bit. I remember when an old friend had a horrific miscarriage—I showed up with some cinnamon rolls and said, “I don’t know what you’re going through, and I don’t know how I can help, but I can bake, so please, eat.”

One of my favorite ways to share treats, like many of you, is to make goodie plates during the holidays. Yes, Christmas—there, I said it. =) No political correctness on my blog! And like many of my neighbors, I like to come up with some special recipes, some tried and true, and some brand new what-do-you-think-of-these treats.

For this review I was given the opportunity to test out several of Hershey’s Kiss varieties. I baked and baked one Saturday afternoon, standing for approximately 4.5 hours (and yikes did my back hurt the next day!), taunting myself because I was on a liquid cleanse that week and couldn’t taste test what looked like master succulent creations. I had fun trying new things and make a humongous mess of my kitchen.

And forgive me, but I had my kids and hubby snap pictures of my journey along the way. I leave it to you to guess which shots were snapped by my hubby of eleven years. :)

I tried the recipes listed here on Hershey’s Kisses baking website. I made the Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies, the Triple Chocolate Cookies, and the Peanut Butter Blossoms. I also made the Kisses Cocoa Cookies but those didn’t turn out right. (I now know precisely what happens when you accidentally add twice the amount of required butter to a cookie recipe.)

I used the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses for all these cookies—minus the ones that failed, I used the Hersheys Meltaway Kisses (which are oh-so-yummy)—and then shared them with friends, neighbors, and my kids’ friends. I’m still finding Hershey’s Kiss wrappers all over my house!

Anyway, it was interesting to see how people responded to the three different kinds. The Chocolate Thumbprints have a lot going on—chocolate cookie covered in peanuts and then a dollop of white icing and the Hershey’s Kiss on top. It gives a nice blend of sweet and salty. These were a favorite of some.

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The Triple Chocolate variety consists of a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips inside and then a Hershey’s Kiss on top. Many said this cookie tasted like a brownie and it was the overall favorite. [It will in fact be the big Go To Cookie for the neighbors for Christmas this year]

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My favorite was the Peanut Butter Blossoms as I am a huge sucker for anything peanut butter. The cool thing about these is they were made with sweetened condensed milk, which I do not bake with often. I love how soft the milk made this recipe. Several said there wasn’t enough peanut butter for these to be true peanut butter cookies—but the softness and consistency easily made these my favorite.

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Ummm…yeah….there’s one of my hubby’s shots.

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What’s your Go To Cookie for the holidays?

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Anonymous said...

That really made me hungry. Not cool to be up early with a huge chocolate craving. That was a really nice post, I too remember all the acts of service mom did.

B

Teri said...

I will say sugar cookies because my kids love to help... One of our super favs is chocolate dipped pretzels! decorated with sprinkles, mini chips, candy canes.. you name it! YUM!

Emily said...

You have great giveaways! Those cookies looked absolutely delicious!
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sunshineperri said...

They all look so delicious!! The Chocolate Thumbprint with the peanuts is one I think I will bake.
I am not a baker sadly. I am terrible at it. One time I didn't measure the correct amount of flour. Needless to say, I threw the pan out. Another time, the cookies didn't look done, so I let them cook a bit longer. It's a wonder no-one lost a tooth.
I keep trying though and when I succeed everyone is happy.
Great job on the cookies and it makes me want to get up and bake!!

minimemama said...

Ooh those thumbprints look awesome! I'm salivating now hehe... wow, that's a lot of work! Good job :)

Leah Killian said...

Those look great!

I make Swedish Wish Cookies every Christmas- they are one of my favorite cookies, and I usually only make them for the holidays!

My Life's Scraps said...

oh those look soooo good! I do believe i'm gonna bake a little today! I'll drop by in a bit to pick up some of those cookies...thanks. lol ;)-

Jenna said...

My go to is pretty boring....sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies! But I also like to make graham cracker covered chocolaty goodies!! Anything with chocolate makes me smile (and yes gain 4 lbs automatically)!

Dahlene said...

Yum! Wish you could come bake with me for the holidays. I bake a lot during the winter here, but especially during the holidays. I will enter the contest. How great would that be to win $100? Thanks for the post. BTW, I love Danny's shots. Matt would do the same, but I'm afraid I wouldn't post them.

Heidi said...

This is a dangerous post! My monitor might not survive my saliva. Awesome recipies! Gonna have to try a few of them! Thanks!
Heidi (azluek)

Anonymous said...

years ago when I had the time I too would bake during the Holidays,I would bake different cookies every week. Well...last year my family was going through some rough financial times and I decided to Gift my family something from my kitchen and it was a hit. I only baked 2 differet types of cookies and made some candy. I baked Russian tea cakes ...YUMMY!!! they have Chopped Walnuts and are covered with Powder Sugar and are very addicting. the seond cookie was a swedish thumbprint cookie, with raspberry jam.
wish me luck!!!!
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megatonk said...

Gingerbread cookies! I like to decorate them to look like family members. Thanks for the fun giveaway. The peanut butter blossoms look really tasty! :)

Carca said...

wow Amie, I am totally impressed...not only are you busy with school, but are finding time to bake....and you look so cute when you are baking....the only way I can sqeeze in baking is if I am in my pj's and I have to give up my shower that day...you are an inspiration:)

The Bluths said...

Sweet! My "go to" cookie would be snow balls. Ethan hates them but I love them and can eat a ton! I also love spritz cookies, but I don't have a cookie press so I only make them when I am home.

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leaner said...

I don't know what my go to cookie is called, its like these, only you cook them in a mini muffin tin and use a peanut butter cup in AFTER baking. Its really good (and we love the peanut butter/chocolate cookies, too.)
My mom made some cookies similar to these when we were kids. One year she used mint kisses and those had to be my all time favorite.

Amy said...

This year I am into making chocolate cookies with Andes mints on top they are so yummy. Thanks for the contest. Your cookies all look great.

Heather said...

Mmm, mmm, good! We are always looking forward to the neighborhood treats exchange, and these cookies anxiously awaited for by my 5 little ones. Thanks for the "taste test" and good luck! :o)

Heather

Ami said...

Amy-I also love to bake a lot more than cook. Your cookies looked so yummy - I may have to try the recipes.

Ashley said...

I have to say that those peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kisses never disappoint, and always remind me of the holidays. Soooo yummy.

Cindy said...

definitely sugar cookies!

Ami said...

My goto cookie for Christmas is actually the traditional frosted christmas sugar cookie, made the old-fashioned way (no pre-made dough here, thank you very much). I wonder if I could add cocoa to that recipe to make chocolate sugar cookies that would still rollout and cut nicely...

Mami2jcn said...

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Mami2jcn said...

The gingerbread cookie!

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Emily said...

1) Decorated sugar cookies
2) peanut butter cookies w/ a Hersey's kiss in the middle
3) snicker doodles

Jenny said...

my go to cookie is definitely chocolate chip pecan cookies or chocolate toffee almond cookies. YUM. i think i'm going to have to makes some now. thanks...:)

Jenny
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Susan said...

I love those peanut butter/kiss cookies!

Linda V said...

Thumbprint cookies covered in powdered sugar and filled with a chocolate filling.

Anonymous said...

Looks so yummy Amie! I think the ones with the chocolate and nuts look especially good.
Anne C.
(you've got my email)

Anonymous said...

Looks so yummy Amie! I think the ones with the chocolate and nuts look especially good.
Anne C.
(you've got my email)

Deanna G. said...

My go to cookie would have to be butter cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar! They just say "holidays" to me :)

Deanna G. said...

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R said...

My go to cookies are Mexican Wedding Cookies because they look like little snow balls and are oh so yummy and easy! But of course anything with chocolate is always good- I like the caramel kisses w/ the chocolate cookie, but those melt-way kisses seem like something I may want to try. I loved reading about your mom and that you're continuing the tradition of baking and sharing some sweet warm love- your fabulous girl! Luv ya :).

Heidi E. said...

They look so delicious. My favorite cookie is plain old chocolate chip. Thanks for sharing. I always love reading your blog ♥
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Monica McCoy said...

I always go for the cut out sugar cookies!

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Christine #2 said...

Since I don't bake, my aunt's Christmas sugar cookies...they may have crack in them

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Cecilia said...

My go to cookie is also my mom's go to cookie. There pecan tassies. Little mini pecan pies that are so good. MMMM I'm making them next week.
Cecilia
ceciliamkuhn at gmail

Heather Gregson said...

Amy these made me hungry for cookies or just chocolate in general, looks like you had fun making them!! Merry Christmas

Liz said...

Anything without coconut because I am allgeric but it looks good .. It's good you have a fun husband to help with the photo's.. Congrats on the txt do good on your finals and talk to yousoon.

Beverly said...

I don't have a blog but I can't wait to check the Hershey receipes! Yours look scrumptious!

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Melinda said...

peanut butter blossom cookies...yum!

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Lani said...

Snickerdoodles!!!
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*lindsey said...

Anything that honors the sacred marriage of peanut butter and chocolate is good by me.

Sprogblogger said...

Hmmm. My peanut butter kiss cookies don't use evaporated milk. Might be time for a taste test of my own...

Debbi said...

I just ate some of my mother in law's fudge with nuts. Super yum!

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Amanda said...

My go to cookie for the holidays are Spritz; you know, the kind you extrude into different shapes. (Sounds delicious, doesn't it?) lol But they are so yummy! It's not Christmas without them.

Mindy said...

Mmm... I love lots of different kinds! I'd have to say sugar cookies. Yum!

Deb said...

Spritz cookies. Because you get a tool, and that is cool, and the kids will fight over using it, which isn't, but still--lots of cookies for a little time!

haydensmommy05 said...

Snickerdoodles something in them just make me want to eat the WHOLE batch myself!!!
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haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted!
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missris said...

Its not a cookie necessarily but my grandmother used to make what she called "Hello Dolly Bars." I've also heard them called Seven Layer Bars or Seven Layer Cookies. They are heavenly!

Annette D said...

My family all loves Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and I will have to admit they are hard to resist!
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Jennifer said...

My Go-To cookie for the holidays is Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti ... yummy with a cup of tea or cocoa!

Joy said...

I really like making chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin cookies
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JennaG said...

Chocolate Crinkles!!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Let's get ready to baaaaake. My go to cookie for Christmas is the BlackWhite cookie. Combo of the two best flavors in the world. I use the Hershey's kisses swirls... yummo.

TJ said...

I don't bake, myself, but my mom's gingerbread is a pretty solid Christmas cookie.

Kim said...

OH I think, not even having made them yet, that the triple chocolate cookies will be my go to cookie this year!


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Anonymous said...

I just love making holiday treats.

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Anonymous said...

YUMMY!

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Amy said...

Would love this!
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Lynn said...

Wow, they all look so yummy! Do you ship to Florida? Love the peanut butter ones. Would love to win the $100. Thank you!

Austin Bonds said...

Great stuff! Sound like some seriously yummy cookies!

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Catrisha T said...

My go to cookie time and time again is the iced sugar cookies that my grandma makes. Then again there maybe a tie with the peppermint pinwheels as well. Either way I'm trying some of these recipes on the Hershey's site.

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Najwa said...

Love making turtles!
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Michele said...

All I can say is YUM!! LOL,your husband is as funny as mine. Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

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Anonymous said...

sugar cookies with festive sprinkles

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LStewart said...

Peanut Butter cookies. I make them with a wide variety of adornments. I use M&Ms, Hershey Kisses, Pecan halves, etc...

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

Simple sugar cookies...all the way. kc@mominthecity.com

Amber said...

Yummy! Love the pics :) For the holidays I love gingerbread cookies, chocolate chip, and chocolate chocolate chunk. Sugar cookies with icing too :) Thanks!

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Amber said...

I tweeted:
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Wehaf said...

I make Mexican butter cookies, which are really easy and insanely good.

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Kelsey Kim said...

Gingerbread molasses or chocolate chip...I like the classics. ;)
Kelsey Kim
www.courageousmother.blogspot.com

Heather! said...

We make Buckeyes, and it's a big family event! We mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar, roll it into balls, then dip them in melted chocolate. Chilled in the fridge for a few hours, then...oh my. They're amazing!

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Robyn said...

Everyone else's homemade cookies are my favorite! Fingers crossed!

Becca said...

I love peanut butter blossoms.. I make those too! I hope I win!

em-jay said...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip! Although we recently added peanut butter chips with the chocolate chips--very yummy! We'll definitely do that again. joyful.too at gmail dot com

L said...

Forgot how much I love the peanut butter cookie with a kiss on top!

DG said...

my go to cookie is the good ol' gingerbread man!



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budgles@juno.com said...

Um, my mother-in-law makes about 10 different kinds of cookies for the holidays, but I think my absolute favorite are the ones with the most unappetizing name: Pepparkaka (Swedish for gingermen)!

Mindy said...

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Tuesday Girl said...

I love my gingerbread cookie sandwiches with peppermint icing!

Lori A. said...

Those all look so yummy!! I always make and decorate sugar cookies with the kids. They get to be creative and we love spending that time together.
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Lori A. said...

tweeted
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Anna said...

butter and sugar cookies

Ashleigh Burroughs said...

Chocolate Chip with toasted walnuts right out of the oven

Emily N. said...

butter cookies

Emily N. said...

I tweeted
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Beth Gister said...

My mom always made the Blossoms first for Christmas cookies. I love those the best, but want to try the chocolate ones.
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Stephanie Wills said...

I'm a sucker for Peanut Butter Blossoms...love anything peanut butter!!

Jennifer ♥ said...

I've been a baking machine the past few days. I have so many recipes I want to try out. I send most of them away, but I've still managed to get a nice sugar high from the ones that I keep :)

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M said...

gingerbread cookies and houses

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Jessi said...

Those look really yummy! I don't have a go to cookie but I was thinking tonight how could peanut butter cookies would be with chocolate chips in them...YUM! So I think I'm going to make those soon.

jami said...

My go to cookie is rosemary shortbread, cut out with Christmas cookie cutters of course. The dough is easy to handle, and doesn't get too sticky when little hot hands are helping.

Nancy said...

My go to cookies are peanut butter blossoms and raspberry thumbprints. Both of them enjoyed by everyone and seem to disappear quickly.

Henrietta said...

MM your cookies look so yummy! I usually make a huge batch of sour cream sugar cookies and 4 batches of Russian Tea Cakes (my favorite!) along with various other ones, those 2 are the definite must haves though! Thanks!
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Missybeez said...

I gaining weight just looking at those cookies!I love making Christmas themed decorated sugar cookies!
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The Bluths said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/budicheeks/statuses/6831749105

Christine said...

My go to cookie every holiday season are jam thumbprints. My family will never forgive me if there are not raspberry thumbprints at some point in December.

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Delfina said...

They look so delicious. My favorite cookie is plain old chocolate chip!

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Jeanette Huston said...

I want to try the thumbprints. Yummy.


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Jeanette Huston said...

I blogged this giveaway here

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Jeanette Huston said...

I tweeted this giveaway here

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Margee' said...

Gosh! Amie your cookies look yummy!

Every year i make alot of goodies for Christmas gifts:
2 different kinds of fudge
Sugar cookies
Shortbread cookies
Gingerbread men
Jell-O cookies
2 different kinds of peanut clusters
Raisin clusters
That's just some of the goodies I make each year!

mandala said...

I like chocolate and nuts and so I am thinking of trying out the Butter-Nut Chocolate Topped Cookies. Also like choco-oatmeal cookies

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Princess Golden Hair said...

I love cookies not just at christmas but all year long. Seems like you had some great ideas and I'm going to get baking right away

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Blog-O-Seaton! said...

I'm gonna have to say the traditional Chocolate Chip cookies or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.

OneHappyfamily said...

Crisco version of Peanut butter cookies. Stick to your ribs kind of cookie!

Eryn at HomeSchooledYear.com said...

my go to cookie is the homemade oreos by Smitten Kitchen! Yum! You'll never stop making them...

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Carolyn G said...

My go to recipe is for spritz cookies. You need a cookie press but the recipe is easy and you can make some really cute cookies and the taste good.

Carolyn G said...

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Deb said...

The cookie that always "wows" them is what most people think of as wedding cookies, but I call them pecan snowballs. Really simple to make, but with a delicate taste out of this world!

Deb said...

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Deb said...

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Julie said...

Oh dear, I just gained 5 lbs looking at your delicious cookies. I also love to eat decorated, frosted Christmas cookies

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JC said...

Candy cane and chocolate one is my to go cookie for holidays.

JC said...

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JC said...

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rainmommy said...

my go to cookie is gingerbread men of course!~
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rainmommy said...

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furygirl3132 said...

My Go To Cookie for the Holidays is No Bake Cookies. They are really easy to make and we love to make them in both Chocolate Peanut Butter and just Peanut Butter, so delicious! Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

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Jeccica Simpson said...

Everything looks so yummy! You sure were a busylittle bee!!

thanks
jeccica
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Jeccica Simpson said...

Tweeted
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Susan C said...

I don't really have a go to cookie, but I'm dying to make those peanut butter blossoms right now! :)

"Miss" Anita said...

My "Go to cookie" for Christmas (I don't have to politically correct in my comment, either!) is homemade sugar cookies... or as my mom calls them, tea cakes. :)

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"Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this...

http://anitamartin.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/hersheys-chocolate-kisses/

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"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted...

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/7080823641

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Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

Your cookies look yummy - I can't wait to try those recipes! BTW - had to laugh at the shot that your hubby took - sounds like something mine would do!

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Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

I tweeted your giveaway:
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Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

I blogged about your giveaway:
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myfoxypup said...

I love Peanut Blossoms, but haven't had one for years. Our 15 yr old is allergic to nuts - I feel sorry for him because nuts are GREAT, but I tell him they are just OK

Simply Being Mommy said...

I just like plain ole sugar cookies.

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Janet and Maya said...

My Go To Cookie is the old-fashioned sugar cookie - fresh out of the oven, warm and delicious. I like the simple pleasures!

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Janet and Maya said...

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Janet and Maya said...

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Lisa said...

My all time favorite are Peanut Butter Blossom's! As soon as they come out of the oven and you put that Hershey Kiss on them is the perfect time to take your first bite.

Lisa

Tami said...

i loved looking at those pics of the cookies- now i'm hungry! lol my fav are the peanut butter blossoms too!

Lisa said...

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Blogged it!

Marydon Ford said...

Our favs are Ranger cookie wit chocolate chips.

Happy New Year,
TTFN ~Marydon

Missa said...

Chocolate Chip cookies!

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Missa said...

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Mary Patterson said...

My Favorite is "Snickerdoodles", though Mexican Wedding cookies are a close second. GREAT post & Give-a-Way.
Mary P.
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Gubblebum said...

OMG, do your pictures look yummy! Like you, I can't eat much, if any of what I bake (I've had RNY weight loss surgery), but that didn't stop me from making and freezing over 30 dozen cookies to give away to friends and family this Christmas....by far, the favorites were; (in random order), Chocolate Chips, Ethel's Sugar Cookies and Russian Teacakes. I also tried Stained Glass Window cookies for the first time ever, Snickerdoodles, Soft Gingersnaps, Peanut Butter Cookies and Cake Bites. After baking for a month, I've eaten maybe 6 cookies total...not bad I must say.

buzzd said...

I want one of the peanut butter blossoms..yum!

Shawna said...

My Go To Cookie for the holidays is Russian Tea Cakes. I just love them!

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Shawna said...

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Smockity Frocks said...

My favorite cookie recipe is this white chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. YUM!

Smockity Frocks said...

I tweeted.

miss_moneymaker said...
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miss_moneymaker said...

Your cookies look delicious!

One of my favorites to make for Christmas is M&M cookies, they taste like chocolate chip cookies but are colorful!!
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miss_moneymaker said...

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Kim Sorensen said...

Snowballs or some people call them mounds.Coconut
sweet condensed milk and pecans dipped in chocolate what's not to love?Happy New Year

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Rebecca Graham said...

Nothing beats a chocolate chip cookie at Christmas and all year long.

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Kristen said...

Snickerdoodle cookies!

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mamawj said...

my to go cookie would be a blondle brownie i make but in the mini muffins so it crispy on all sides and i also put the hershey kiss in its center but the carmel ones so its both chocolaty and gooie really good too
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mamawj said...

my tweeted link
http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/7137350290
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Raesha D said...

OHH how fun!! My absolute favorite Christmas recipe is Double decker fudge which is so easy it's ridiculous!!!
And it's totally a Hershey's recipe:)
http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=3289
I found it in a magazine about 17 years ago and I've made it pretty much every Christmas since then:)

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nightowl said...

My Go To Cookie for the holidays is Sugar Cookies with cream cheese frosting and decorated with sprinkles.
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tiff snedaker said...

My go to cookie is definitely sugar cookies with lots of frosting!

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candz said...

I always make sugar cookies with sprinkles, but this year I tried out a chocolate hazelnut cookie that might have to come into regular rotation.

Kitty said...

Hi, I'm Kitty.
My favorite cookie to bake is plain ole chocolate chip, since my hubby likes it best but I think I'm going to try those triple Chocolate. He's a fiend for brownies too and that sounds like it would be a winner around here.
Thanks, Kitty
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Eileen said...

My "go to" cookies for the Holidays or ANY day are GINGERSNAPS. THey make the house smell SO good and are so crispy and yummy!!!
thanks for the chance to get some more cooking supplies...my family ATE all the goodies i had made for the holidays and we still have to celebrate NEW YEARS!!!


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Skinny Minnie said...

My goto cookie would be anything chocolate

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fashionfrugality said...

My go to cookies for the holidays are Smore Cookies. I love anything to do with Smores!!
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Andrea H said...

My go-to cookie is old fashioned no bake cookies. Yum!

Andrea H said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/simplyandreah/status/7182681047

Lydia A. said...

Yum! I'm going to go make dessert now. :)

Lydia A. said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/7187280601

Kristin said...

We made the chocolate Andes mint cookies this year.

Anne J said...

My go to cookies for the holidays is simple chocolate chip. That is what my family prefers and eats the most, even at the holidays. The chocolate chip cookies are always gone long before the fancy sugar cookies.

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Anne J said...

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Anne J said...

I tweeted
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mamawj said...

my blog post link to the contest thank you
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Susie said...

Hi Amie! Oh gosh, this is so easy....my can't resist cookie is the famous 'chocolate chip cookie'. Yummo! Wow! You can really tell we all love our cookies! Happy New Year!
Susie,
The Polka Dot Rose
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Jessica said...

My go to cookies for the holiday season are sugar cookies. But I love to have sugar cookies with red hots on them and homemade frosting. Yum! I ate more than my fair share of these this season!

Thank you for the chance to win!

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Jessica said...

I tweeted!

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The Hills said...

We really like the peanut butter blossoms around here, but my "go to treat" has to be fudge--the old fashioned kind made from scratch with cocoa!

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My Go To Cookie for the holidays is Snowball Cookies :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Kim in AZ said...

I'd love a chance to win

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This year, we made homemade toffee, chocolate walnut fudge, peanut butter fudge, thumbprint cookies, Nieman Marcus chocolate chip cookies, corn flake wreaths, rice crispy treats and caramel popcorn - phew!

candz said...

My go to cookie at the holidays is a drop sugar cookie with sprinkles - easy to make and delicious! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sugar-Cookie-Drops/Detail.aspx

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Eve said...

My favorite holiday cookie is ginger snaps. We love it. And it is my favorite period!
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Eve said...

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Eve said...

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anthy said...

Sugar cookies with icing. Yum. :-)

Thank you for the giveway!

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anthy said...

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icefairy said...

Gingerbread cookies.Thanks for the giveaway!

MelADramatic Mommy said...

My go to recipe is a bar, not a cookie, but they're so easy. Chocolate and melted caramel. Yum!

Erin from Long Island said...

i love to make a huge batch of sugar cookie dough and add all sorts of things to parts of it so there is a variety. That way I can please the nut haters, chocolate hater (yeah, I know), and raisin hater

Erin from Long Island said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/erunuevo/status/7229384319

Cheryl said...

My go to cookie is my peppermint sugar cookies. They are to die for.

Cheryl said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/7229731082

One Vintage Hag said...

Yum~!
Oh, how I would love to win
$100.
Happy New Year~!
~one vintage hag

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