Cookies Cookies Everywhere

by Jillian on December 19, 2011 · 17 comments

Last night, after finishing up my Christmas wrapping, I fell into a baking mood! I was searching the internet, as usual, for a recipe that was somewhat simple, easy, and that I had all of the ingredients for. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies, but I’ve actually never made them before. I knew I didn’t have cream of tartar, which is usually a staple in these cookies. Luckily, How Sweet It Is and her lovely fat fluffy snickerdoodle recipe came to the rescue.

Sadly, Joe (or his parents) had no idea what a snickerdoodle was when I mentioned it. Good new is, they loved them!

They were, indeed, fat and fluffy!

The recipe yielded about 18 cookies and I’ll have you know that there were only 3 left by the end of the night.

Yumsies!

Speaking of cookies, the last of my cookie swap cookies have finally disappeared. Unfortunately, my third batch never came. I inquired about it and she had the cookies come back to her for some reason so she re-made them and sent them out last week. I haven’t received them, but if I don’t, I am sure my stomach will be thankful. That was so nice of her to do double the work, though!

The cookies I did receive were fabulous! Kody from It’s Kody With a K sent over some yummy peanut butter M&M bars in the cutest reindeer tin!

She included a Christmas card with a super nice note as well. Thanks Kody!

My second batch of cookies came from Talida at Talida Bakes. Her cashew shortbread cookies were delicious!

She sent over a nice card, too. These cookies were really unique!

Now, I need to narrow down which Christmas cookies I am going to make this weekend! I saved a ton of recipes and only wish that I had time to make them all!

  • What is your absolute favorite Christmas cookie?

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren December 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I don’t really like cookies but those snicker doodles look fantastic!

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2 Jillian December 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

They’re cakey, not crunchy at all! So, maybe these would change your mind! lol

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3 Laura December 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I am like joe & his family, i’ve never heard of snickerdoodles either – until jess made them. they look insane. i’m assuming they are in between a cookie & a cake?

the cookie swap sounds brilliant, i’m jealous & will have to do it next year!

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4 Jillian December 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm

They are a bit cake-like! Very soft! You should make them this year, why wait?? :)

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5 Marilyn December 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I am impressed. You are turning out to be quite the baker!!!

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6 Taylor December 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I love how thick and fluffy your snickerdoodles look! I’m still working my way through my cookie swap cookies…I think I need to just bring them all to work so my pants still fit by the end of the year :)

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7 Jillian December 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I took some of mine to work too! I always pawn off sweets to my co-workers! haha

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8 janetha December 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Jess’s snickerdoodles are my go-to. SO GOOD!

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9 Jillian December 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I will never make another snickerdoodle recipe. LOVE them.

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10 Cuppycake December 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm

going to try these snickerdoodles out G-free style! =)

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11 Jillian December 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Yes! Some oat or brown rice flour and you’re good to go. I bet chickpea flour would be good in these!

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12 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine December 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I love chewy chocolate chip cookies – they are my favorite anytime cookie (not just for Christmas)!

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13 Lauren December 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

My mother-in-law makes the most delicious half dollar sized, chewy snickerdoodles at christmas time every year and now I can’t wait to get my hands on some! I am also a big fan of nutmeg log cookies…ok need to stop thinking about cookies RIGHT NOW!! :)

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14 Jillian December 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Ooo nutmeg log? I must know!

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15 Lauren December 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Nutmeg logs are SO delicious. Will definitely email you the recipe! Too good not to share :)

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