It's Chocolate. It's Shortbread. It's Christmas!

Stop What You're Doing and Make These!!!

Seriously.  I love all the traditional Christmas cookies.  But I'm telling you:  make chocolate shortbread and bring those elves to their knees!

These come from Chef Extraordinaire Bob Chambers.  You will never, I…

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Hooray for Snowballs! And Christmas Cookie Time!

 

Forgive me.

The switch from "after Thanksgiving" foods to Christmas prep can induce whiplash...

And now it's mid-December!

So let's get going, people...  Over the next few days, we'll be re-posting our greatest Christmas cookie hits.

You're welcome!

(And please…

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Santa Will Thank You for Christmas Shortbread!

 

Shortbread.

I have always been helpless when confronted with a plate of shortbread...

And these have forever replaced decorated sugar cookies in my affections.

Shortbread

Yield:  Approximately 50

Cream:

1 lb. Unsalted butter

1 C Sugar (processed fine)

½ t…

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Perfect Christmas Cookies! Melting Moments!

Mother's other "famous" Christmas cookie contribution was the "Melting Moment."

I know these are seriously out of fashion... but I don't care...

The texture is sooooooooo different from most cookies... because of the cornstarch.  But it's the very, very lemony…

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Awesome Turkey Sandwiches with Crunchy Cheesy Potatoes!

 

Turkey sandwiches!  One of America's great contributions to world cuisine...

I had homemade bread that I'd made for the dressing... I had arugula... I had mayonnaise... and white meat from the Thanksgiving turkey.

Perfect.

But one must have potato chips…

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Turkey 'n' Dressing Cakes

OK...  This is totally not something I’d usually do.  But I ran across a mention of the general idea and I thought, “Well... I might just try this.”  And - surprise, surprise - they were really good.  If you're planning…

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And Here's One More Throwback for Turkey Day!

 

According to the National Turkey Federation (and who else would you ask?), nearly 88% of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.  They report that the average weight of a turkey purchased for Thanksgiving is 16 pounds, so that means that over…

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