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12-01-2001, 02:57 PM
I was looking the cookie recipes in the December 2000 issue. I had made the raspberry strippers but was wondering if anyone has comments on some of the other cookies - Gingerbread Cakes, Truffle Iced Sugar Cookies, etc.
12-01-2001, 05:06 PM
Question....how did you like the raspberry strippers??
I made them, thought they were OK but just OK. I think it's very difficult to make good LIGHT cookies! Hoping someone tells me I'm wrong on that....
12-01-2001, 06:27 PM
These cookies are wonderful! Oh! I couldn't stop eating them! :D :rolleyes: ;)
The ones I had were made with lemon, but I think the orange flavoring would be good and a co-worker thought maybe even trying lime.
Oooo! My mouth is watering right now! :D
12-01-2001, 06:45 PM
I liked the raspberry strippers. I thought they tasted like a traditional thumprint cookie. I agree it is hard to make a good light cookie, though.
12-01-2001, 07:56 PM
Wasn't there some kind of spiced cookie with pepper as an ingredient? that was our favorite. we also made the strippers and the toffee ones, all were good.
12-01-2001, 08:56 PM
There was also a cookie in that article that involved macadamia nuts and honey. They were quite scrupmtious I thought for a light cookie. I do remember however having to bake them for a few minutes longer that the recipe called for. Also, I enjoyed the rasberry strippers and thought they were good for a light cookie. The glaze gives them just the right touch.
SusanT, I never did ask you about your trip to Asheville--how was it?
12-02-2001, 10:20 AM
Nancy - we had a great trip to Asheville. The in-laws loved Chimney Rock and the Biltmore. My husband got lots of strenuous exercise in (he hiked from Montreat to Mt. Mitchell one day) so he enjoyed it. The little house we rented was lovely and quiet.
On our trip home, we went down the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped at Mt. Pisgah for breakfast and we passed through Waynesville on our way to I-40
Thanks for all your tips! You certainly live in a beautiful part of the country!
12-02-2001, 03:10 PM
I loved all the cookie recipes from that issue, and plan to make several of them again this year. I think the reason everyone loves the rasberry strippers is because they're a nice, mild change from the chocolately, decadent stuff you typically get around the holidays. And, yes, I also found the lemon-honey ones addictive. They freeze well, too.
i just finished making the raspberry strippers (they are cooling as we speak). they kind of spread out a lot, so maybe i didn't use enough flour when i rolled them into logs. the icing is tasty, though. especially with the raspberry jam! oh, and i really enjoyed the cookie dough too :D :eek: :D: i guess i'll get around to tasting the finished product a little later this evening!!! they were definitely easy to make though.
i plan to freeze them and give out around the holidays. the next one i'm trying from that issue is the truffle iced sugar cookies. after that: the lemon-honey ones (since some people mentioned how yummy these were).
12-03-2001, 06:00 AM
Last year for Christmas mom and I made the Raspberry Strippers and the Truffle Iced Sugar Cookies. We really enjoyed the Raspberry Strippers, in fact we ended up making another batch of these by the end of the day! I also won first place at a baking contest at work with these cookies! :)
We enjoyed the Truffled Iced Sugar cookies too, but not as much. We thought they could have used a bit more flavor in the icing and the icing was extremely thick--it wouldn't spread. We had to thin it down.
12-03-2001, 09:52 AM
Last year I had just got my KA mixer so I had to go on a baking spree. I made the Raspberry Strippers which were excellent and loved by all who tried them. The Truffle Iced sugar cookies were ok but a little too much work for something that wasn't very exciting. I loved the lemon honey ones (can't remember the exact name) and made them with orange too. I wonder how they would be with lime.
12-03-2001, 10:57 AM
The raspberry strippers (and apricot), lemon honey cookies and macaroons were the favorites in my house. They will all be repeats this year.
The pecan bars came out awful- hard as a rock, impossible to cut/remove from tray- i have no idea what i did wrong.
Truffle cookies- came out really hard (I'm partially at fault- i put too much flour b/c dough was too sticky). Icing was hard to spread and chocolate drizzle was a disaster- I kept burning the morsels in the microwave until I figured out that they only need 20-30 sec to melt, not 1 minute as it states in the recipe. And I just couldn't master the drizzle through the hole in the plastic bag technique- blobs were coming out instead. (as you can see baking is not my forte)
Has anyone made the espresso meringues? I would like to try them this year.
12-03-2001, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by laughsandlaughs
Wasn't there some kind of spiced cookie with pepper as an ingredient? that was our favorite.
The ''Spicy Oatmeal Crisps'' were my favorite too! The recipe includes fresh ground black pepper!
Yum! I think I should make a batch this weekend!
12-03-2001, 12:38 PM
I tried both the spicy oatmeal and the macaroon cookies and both are favorites in our house. I add a little almond extract to the macaroons in place of some of the vanilla.
12-03-2001, 02:25 PM
I made both the raspberry strippers and the ginger cookies (they are VERY gingery). Both were big hits. DB took some to work, and someone said they looked just like what was on the cover of CL! (They graced last year's cover.) I had to pat myself on the back for that one!
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