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    Default ISO Christmas cookie recipes that make a ton!

    I am hosting a cookie exchange party next weekend but there's a twist. I plan to make all the dough. My friends will help make and bake them. The problem? I have 16 folks planning to join me! I figured each person should leave with a dozen of each type. Oy vey! Anyone have a tried and true Christmas recipe that makes a lot of cookies? Thanks:-)

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    These make a lot depending on what size you make them. I usually make them a little smaller than the walnut-size ball of dough. I think this recipe makes around 5-6 dozen large cookies.

    Kathy Hank's Molasses-Ginger Cookies
    by AllieK
    I got this off of the web a few years ago. They are large and chewy.

    2 2/3 cup oil (1 1/3 cup)
    4 cups sugar (2 cups)
    4 eggs (2 eggs)
    1 cup molassas (1/2 cup)
    6 1/2 cups flour (3 1/4 cup)
    2 2/3 tsp. baking soda (1 1/3 tsp.)
    2 tsp. salt (1 tsp.)
    1 1/3 tsp. ground cinnamon (2/3 tsp.)
    1 1/3 tsp. ginger (2/3 tsp.)

    Directions:
    1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 375*. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts. Roll balls in sugar and press down slightly on cookie sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart (they will expand) and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for about 1 minute on cookie sheet and transfer to wire rack.

    This makes a lot of cookies. I usually half the recipe using (amounts in () above). They will stay chewy even if left out for awhile. Do not overbake.
    The cookies can also be made smaller, just adjust the time a little bit.
    * Note as you get to the bottom of the dough, it gets a little oilier, but it doesn't make a difference. I haven't done it, but I guess you can flip the dough over a few times, so the oil won't go straight to the bottom.

    *Forgot to mention....this dough freezes well. Just make the balls (don't put in sugar before freezing, as the sugar sinks into the dough when frozen), put on cookie sheet and freeze the dough balls. Put frozen dough balls into airtight container of plastic bag. When ready to bake, put the balls on the cookie sheets and just let them sit awhile to defrost, dip in sugar and bake.
    Last edited by AllieK; 11-24-2009 at 03:55 PM.

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    Default Re: ISO Christmas cookie recipes that make a ton!

    [QUOTE=DessertDiva;356108]I am hosting a cookie exchange party next weekend but there's a twist. I plan to make all the dough. My friends will help make and bake them. The problem? I have 16 folks planning to join me! I figured each person should leave with a dozen of each type. Oy vey! Anyone have a tried and true Christmas recipe that makes a lot of cookies? Thanks:-)[/QUOTE]

    How are you gonna get those all baked in a day? Or am I missing something?

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    These cookies are soooo good...They also freeze very well


    In my oven, I baked these for a total of 14 minutes...They turned out perfect!


    PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

    1-1/2 cups butter, softened (no substitutes)
    2 cups brown sugar
    1 cup sugar
    1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
    1 egg
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    4 cups all purpose flour
    2 cups quick cooking oats
    2 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. salt
    2 cups (12 oz pkg) chocolate chips


    In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 10 dozen
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    Default Re: ISO Christmas cookie recipes that make a ton!

    [QUOTE=donna1967;356129]How are you gonna get those all baked in a day? Or am I missing something?[/QUOTE]

    I was thinking the same thing. Are they all going to take the dough home and bake them?

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    Default Re: ISO Christmas cookie recipes that make a ton!

    Just got this one from a friend, makes about three doz. but they are super easy.

    PUMPKIN SNICKERDOODLES

    COOKIES:
    2 sticks butter (1 cup), at room temperature
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
    1 large egg
    2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

    ROLLING SUGAR:
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    1/2 tsp allspice

    1. In a large bowl, cream butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar and pumpkin puree and beat well. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping down sides of the bowl to incorporate all of the ingredients.

    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon. Beat flour mixture into liquid mixture a little at a time until incorporated.

    3. Cover dough with plastic and chill at least an hour, or until dough becomes slightly firm.

    4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (or spray with nonstick spray). Mix rolling sugar in a small bowl.

    5. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator. Use a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 Tbsp.) or a large spoon to scoop out dough and roll into balls. Use your hands to roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar and make sure they?re coated really well. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Use a glass with a nice, flat bottom to dip in sugar and flatten the balls.

    6. Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 14 minutes, or until they are slightly firm to the touch. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes or so, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Yield: About 3 dozen

    Cooking Tips
    *Store in an airtight container. These cookies freeze well too. Place them in freezer zip bag and remove from freezer when the craving hits.

    these make quite a few, not sure how many.

    Cracker Jack Cookies

    Cracker Jack Cookies

    1 cup butter-soft
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup brown sugar (light)
    2 eggs
    2 tsp. vanilla
    1 1/2 cups sifted flour, level and sift again.
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    2 cups oatmeal
    2 cups rice krispies
    1 cup coconut


    Preheat oven to 350° F.

    Cream butter and sugars.

    Add eggs and vanilla.

    Sift dry ingredients and add to egg mixture.

    Stir in oatmeal, cereal, and coconut; beat well.

    Drop by teaspoonfuls 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheet.

    Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 13 minutes.
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    Default Re: ISO Christmas cookie recipes that make a ton!

    Go to the library and take out any of Joanne Fluke's novels about Hannah Swensen. There are cookie recipes to die for in them and they all make about 6 dozen.

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    Default Re: ISO Christmas cookie recipes that make a ton!

    For a recipe that makes a *ton* of dough, just Google "dishpan cookies". The reason they're called that is because the recipes make a dishpan full. There are many variations; here's one I found at Cooks.com:

    DISHPAN COOKIES
    Yield: 14 dozen

    2 c. brown sugar, packed
    2 c. sugar
    2 c. oil
    4 eggs
    1 tbsp. soda
    1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. salt
    4 c. flour
    1 1/2 c. oatmeal
    2 c. flaked coconut
    4 c. corn flakes
    1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
    1 (6 oz.) pkg. butterscotch chips

    Combine all ingredients in order given in a very large bowl (dishpan), mixing well. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Yield: 14 dozen.

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    Default Re: ISO Christmas cookie recipes that make a ton!

    That's 16 doz of each kind, how many diff kind can you possibly bake in a day?
    Can someone help me with this? I'm so lost.

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    This is a fantastic recipe!

    MissKise has tried these and loves them too. I usually have to make at least 20 dozen (or more) at Christmas. Follow the recipe exactly, I've actually found they don't come out as good if you use real butter instead of the butter flavored Crisco.

    CHARLENE’S EASY CRANBERRY BOURBON OATMEAL COOKIES

    1 stick Crisco Butter Flavored Sticks (1 cup) or 1 cup
    margarine, softened
    ½ cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg
    ¼ cup water (see note below)
    1 (2 layer) Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
    4 Tbsp. Maker’s Mark (bourbon)
    3 cups quick cooking oats
    1 cup walnuts, chopped
    1 cup softened Craisins (dried cranberries) or raisins
    (optional)

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    • Soak Craisins in hot water for about 15 minutes before draining and using. NOTE: If desired, use soaking water in cookie mix instead of plain water.

    • Cream margarine and sugar with mixer; add egg, water and ½ package of dry cake mix, blending thoroughly.

    • Stir in remaining cake mix, bourbon, oats, Craisins and nuts.

    • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet lined with a sheet of parchment about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 13 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand on cookie sheet for about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove to rack to continue cooling.

    Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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