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Sorry, I don't have a recipe - I never liked gingerbread and I suck at pastry decoration. Try the King Arthur site?

My Jack Skellington came yesterday and is perched jauntily on my tree top! It's larger than I expected.



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My competitive little mind now wants to make - well, not this, but *something*.


Gingerbread Pompeii! Build a little gingerbread house, with a couple of little gingerbread men cowering under a little dessert-wafer table. Dust heavily with candy sprinkles and poppy seeds. Fill to the rafters with boiling treacle. Allow to cool for 2000 years. Serve.
 
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I've got a question. Do you guys have specific things that you bake every Christmas?

For me it's always got to be sugar cookies, chocolate turtle cookies, and hershey kiss cookies. Sometimes I'll make a batch or two of fudge to share too.


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I always make sour cream cookies, Hershey Kiss cookies (Smalltown, are yours peanut butter cookies? B/c mine are) and cardamom braid.


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Other than Grandma's Super Seekrit buttery biscuits (UK definition), Cinnamon Clouds and Bremer Brot* are traditional in my family. I like to make the former, my dad the latter.

* I can't find the proper recipe or even a decent picture anywhere - I'll have to wrestle the recipe out of Dad somehow and post it here.
 
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Every Christmas eve until she passed away my Grandmother would host a Christmas eve party for for her kids and all their family.
She would always make black walnut fudge, pecan pie, sugar cookies with MnMs, lemon meringue pie, cherry pie, rhubarb pie, chocolate cream pie and so much other cakes and stuff.
The pièce de résistance was her Jam cake. She would make one for each family.

I have a cousin who carries on the tradition and has recorded many of the recipes . Smile


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Christmas-shaped peanut-butter/macadamia nut cookies garnished with M&M's/Reeses Pieces.

YUM
 
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Originally posted by Hive:

My competitive little mind now wants to make - well, not this, but *something*.


Gingerbread Pompeii! Build a little gingerbread house, with a couple of little gingerbread men cowering under a little dessert-wafer table. Dust heavily with candy sprinkles and poppy seeds. Fill to the rafters with boiling treacle. Allow to cool for 2000 years. Serve.
Oh, please? And document it with lots of pictures? Pleeeeease?!?!?!


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Christmas-shaped peanut-butter/macadamia nut cookies garnished with M&M's/Reeses Pieces.


Define "Christmas-shaped" in twenty-five words or less.

*poff*
 
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It's the same shape as Jesus' birthday.


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Christmas-shaped peanut-butter/macadamia nut cookies garnished with M&M's/Reeses Pieces.


Define "Christmas-shaped" in twenty-five words or less.

*poff*


Youknowthestandardpinetreeorthecandycaneorsantafaceorreindeerheadorgingerbreadmanthatoranyshapecoveredinredorgreensugar.

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Scarf!



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I've got a question. Do you guys have specific things that you bake every Christmas?

For me it's always got to be sugar cookies, chocolate turtle cookies, and hershey kiss cookies. Sometimes I'll make a batch or two of fudge to share too.


-Toll house chocolate chip cookies. My mom always made really strange cookies at Xmas, so I just try to make something normal.


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IMGP9319-1 by Lester Z, on Flickr


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IMGP9319-1 by Lester Z, on Flickr


Most excellent! And Scrooge-y Big Grin


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We have been sporadically picking away at our Lego advent calendar, what with 2out of 5 participants being out of town til next weekend. And Emma and I assembled a full (gallon) batch of eggnog on Monday(?), but otherwise bupkis. I picked up a few gifts ~a month ago, but way behind. (it'll be a smaller Xmas this yr anyway, or at least more smart-sized, last yr was a bit extravagant)

I think tree will wait til next week when we're all around to decorate; Chilly Willy can go up today, though.


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And re: cards, I love to get 'em, but have proved myself utterly incapable of following up on plans to send cards out.

Stepmom & Pops have invited us to South Carolina; it'll be a circus, though, not sure how to politely decline.


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Lester, you're awesome. Big Grin


Dad finally called today with his wish, which I can luckily get very quickly on my way to or from work. Then I'm actually pretty much set, except for the few presents I'll be ordering from amazon (I want to be here when the package arrives, so the ordering requires precise timing).

Still haven't written any cards, but I bought some. I might do that today and post them tomorrow.
 
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Lester, dammit, may I share that on FB?


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Lester, you're a Tom Waits Christmas song personified.


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