it’s holiday cookie season

I am a huge fan of the holiday cookie exchange. Some year I’d like to host a citywide cookie exchange. Wouldn’t that be fun? Or not.
Anyway, I usually experiment with new recipes for the cookie exchanges. I don’t know why, since there is always a chance that the cookies won’t turn out, but perhaps I am a daredevil. For this cookie party I decided to make the Lemon Cream Sandwich Cookies from the January 2009 issue of Bon Appetit. They were a little labor intensive, since you have to make the cookies, make the filling, then assemble the sandwiches, but I thought they were very tasty and festive. I think if I make them again I will double the filling recipe, or wouldn’t they be good with some sort of cream cheese filling, for those of us who love cream cheese filling?
Tonight I am going to make the dough for World Peace Cookies for another holiday cookie exchange. Again, it’s a new-to-me recipe. We’re gearing up for yet another messy snowstorm, but nothing is going to keep me away from a holiday cookie exchange.

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15 Responses to it’s holiday cookie season

  1. Sam says:

    I’d do a cookie exchange with you anytime. Those look great!
    I made chocolate chocolate chip peppermint cookies for my exchange last week.

  2. MicheleLB says:

    Mmmm, lemon. I’d do a cookie exchange, too.
    I bought 3 pounds of butter for cookies at FM tonight; the place was a zoo. Snow on the way!

  3. Lisa Luna says:

    No mention of Jay’s delicious turd cookies?

  4. I’ve been loving all the bloggers using lemon flavored cookies this season!!! Thanks so much for that recipe, they look phenom!

  5. Emma says:

    They certainly sound good, as does a holiday cookie exchange!

  6. Tesia says:

    What’s a holiday cookie exchange?
    BTW do you have any good recipes for orange flavoured biscuits or apple cinnamon muffins/

  7. Phoebe says:

    World Peace cookies are fabulous, you won’t be disappointed!

  8. Kay says:

    Double Stuf! That’s so you.
    I might make these for the kids. They love the double stuf concept.
    xox Kay

  9. MC says:

    Ah, I’d love to do a cookie holiday exchange with someone! Alas, I have no one to exchange with. Locally it seems I’m the only one among my friends and family who bake a lot and enjoy it!

  10. Jessica says:

    Sounds delicious! I, too, like to experiment with new cookie recipes at the holidays. Last week it was Buttered Rum Meltaways from an old Martha Stewart.
    BTW – I just recently found you, but I don’t remember how!

  11. Seanna Lea says:

    Those look really good. I love homemade sandwich cookies (and need to make a pumpkin-y one for my hubby). So tasty!

  12. Kate says:

    Ooh, I just made some chocolate mint sandwich cookies that a friend of mine just put up – they are incredible. The recipe is here:
    People freak about sandwich cookies, I love that. I will try your lemony ones soon!

  13. Jennifer says:

    i must tell you this story.
    a week ago, a co-worker brought in the leftover cookies from her holiday party, and among them were the most delicious chocolate cookies i had ever eaten. i bugged the co-worker, she bugged her friend, and we determined they were from miette here in san francisco.
    i went to the miette website and they said their cookie was based on a chocolate sable by pierre herme.
    i was so obsessed (and by now gobbling my way through my own sack of miette cookies) that i prepared to order every dorie greenspan/pierre herme collaboration in order to get this one recipe.
    but then i went to show a friend your groovy knit shirt, and you had put up the link to the world peace cookies . . . and those are they. they are the cookie!!
    thank you thank you. i feel exhausted and elated. it is like a cosmic synchronicity, planets aligning, serendipity, all rolled into one. you have fulfilled my quest!
    happy holidays!!

  14. amy k. says:

    these look so good.

  15. shelle says:

    those look delicious. how did you peace cookies turn out? i tried last year and the dough was too dry to ever come together, i added an egg which turned it into more of a double chocolate cookie. i made them again this year and remembered the dry issue when it happened again, this year i added milk to hold it together… still need to bake them. i love cookies!

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