Fluff - favorite kind of home made cookie or candy.

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Fluff - favorite kind of home made cookie or candy.

For a much needed lighter change in conversation, I am going to a cookie exchange on Thursday. I have literally hundreds of recipes I could make and can not seem to decide. I do not want to do anything that there will be a ton of already. I was thinking more along the lines of a candy or something non-traditional. What do you think? Any awesome recipes out there?

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Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite but not original.

I make a cherry bon bon cookie that is typically a hit.

Candy~not always a fan of homemade candy. I do like fudge though.

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I love peanut butter fudge and have made it a few times recently, but I can't take anything with peanut butter in it due to allergies (There also goes the fun no-bake cookies). I just made over 100 chocolate chip cookies for our churches Christmas drama so I am a little burnt out on those. I did make home made hard candy the other day (Yes, I do lots of baking) and it turned out really well. I did find there are quite a few people who do not like hard candy so I am not sure if I will do that.

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A friend posted this recipe for Red Velvet Cookies. I haven't tried making them yet, but they look divine!
{Recipe} Red Velvet Cookie with White Chocolate Chunks - Whipperberry

I make some peanut butter bars that are super easy, super delicious, and super rich so you can cut them in tiny squares & no one complains they didn't get enough!

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Those do look yummy.

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what about just chocolate fudge. I have a really simple recipe for that.

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That is an option. I would love the recipe. I do have a recipe for chocolate fudge, but it has peanut butter in it.

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Candy cane bark is a favorite of mine. Also, baby butter pecan tarts (which seriously take 2 minutes to make), and caramel corn. Yum.

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

Candy cane bark is a favorite of mine. Also, baby butter pecan tarts (which seriously take 2 minutes to make), and caramel corn. Yum.

Recipe, please! :drool:

I also love meringues. I make them with chocolate chips -- we call these "Forgotten Christmas Cookies" because you leave them overnight in the oven -- or with crushed-up candy canes. I also make a version with a bit of Amaretto or almond extract & finely chopped almonds. And they're so easy, just beat some egg whites, add lots of sugar, and bake at a low temp for a long time until they're dry.

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I like the peanut butter ritz with the almond bark/chocolate melted over it, but that's obviously not helpful. What about sugared pecans?

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I made some fantastic pumpkin gingersnaps that were sweet and sparkly and spicy all in one, without that weird pumpkin cakeyness.

I have seen some great ones on Pinterest that I may do for Christmas, here are a few that looked the coolest:
Salted Chocolate-Caramel Rounds Recipe
red velvet peppermint bites
BHG's Newest Recipes:Cardamom Snaps Recipe
Christmas in a Cookie | The Fauxmartha
, The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012: Peppermint Mocha Blossoms (

The pumpkin gingersnaps are on my blog!

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"Spacers" wrote:

Recipe, please! :drool:

I also love meringues. I make them with chocolate chips -- we call these "Forgotten Christmas Cookies" because you leave them overnight in the oven -- or with crushed-up candy canes. I also make a version with a bit of Amaretto or almond extract & finely chopped almonds. And they're so easy, just beat some egg whites, add lots of sugar, and bake at a low temp for a long time until they're dry.

Stacey, I'll post the recipe later tonight after work!

And OMG I can't believe I forgot this one: Peanut Butter Hideaways - You make an easy pb cookie dough, shape into small balls and put in mini muffin pan. Bake for only about 10 min. Then when you take them out of oven you push a mini Reese's peanut butter cup into the middle of each cookie and then throw in fridge to cool and stop the cup from melting too much. I'll post that recipe too.

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Y'all might laugh (or feeling puking), but I actually like plum pudding. My mom used to make it. It was very boozy, but oh well Wink With a nice big dollop of thick unsweetened English cream....yummy.

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This is my dessert platter/cookie platter:

Choc. chip cookies
Cherry bon bons
York peppermint brownies
sugar cookies (girls are doing cookie cutters)
Homemade peppermint patties.

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Thanks for the ideas!

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