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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Old-World Christmas Cookie Round-Up


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Working on the theory that it's better to be a week or two early, than a day too late, I wanted to post these old-world Christmas cookies while you still have time to consider them. I don't make all these cookies every year, but three or four types will make it to the cookie platter before the holiday arrives. I vary my choices from year to year and the only constant among them is rosettes. They tell a tale, but I'll save that for a date closer to Christmas. If you like to include some old-world trappings with your modern Christmas, I hope you give one or two of these cookies a try. They are all delicious. Here are the recipes.






Pan de Polvo (Mexican Wedding Cakes)











Bittersweet Chocolate Snowballs











Moravian Spice Cookies












Florentine Lace Cookies











Pfeffernusse











Rosettes










Lebkuchen Bars












Speculaas










Linzer Cookies











Swedish Ginger Crackles

50 comments :

Coleen said...

What a wonderful assortment of cookies, I've been making my cookie give-away box list, so this comes just in time!! Thank you for sharing.

Ginny said...

It's the Mexican Wedding Cakes, or the snowballs for me, yum!! Now I am craving a big glass of cold milk!

Amalia said...

All the cookies look wonderful! I'm definitely going to be making some. The rosettes look beautiful, I really want to give them a try and the chocolate snowballs look delicious as well!

And I just wanted to tell you that I made the cranberry layer cheesecake you posted a while back, and my goodness it was amazing! It was literally gone in less than 2 days, my family and I absolutely loved it :)

Pondside said...

I haven't made rosettes for years, but had thought to make some this year. The Swedish ginger cookies made my mouth water!

Eileen said...

What a great assortment. I love the chocolate snowballs; we used to make those when I was growing up.

Priyanka said...

What a great collection...All of them looks super yummy :)

A Spoonful of Yumm said...

delicious collection...thanks for sharing !

Hovkonditorn said...

These are all very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Sushma Mallya said...

Mary all these cookies looks so tempting and yummy!..U have a lovely weekend!

JasmyneTea said...

Such a great idea, they all look great so it will be hard to choose only a couple to make.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

I'm feeling like I just took a trip around the world! What a way to travel! Love all of these but the ginger cookies are on my list to make SOON! Thanks Mary!

laurie said...

now this looks like christmas to me,, the mexican wedding cakes i've never eaten, I must try them,

From the Kitchen said...

I'm just about ready to sit down with a cup of tea and my cookie recipe file. I'll add your selections to my consideration and thank you for them!

Hope you have a delicious weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

Sue/the view from great island said...

It's never too early for the holiday cookies to begin! I baking this weekend as well, I made the crackles, and the ginger cookies...they're an old family favorite.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful assortment of Christmas cookies!! blessings ~ tanna

Nicole said...

I'd eat all of them in a heartbeat, but I'm thinking I would especially love to try the Pan de Polvo. I need to start doing a lot of Christmas baking!

Big Dude said...

Everyone should be able to find something they like here

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Oh wow! Thanks for offering up all of these recipes. Some of them I've never tried!

bellini said...

I have cut down my cookie baking quite a bit over the years but there is always room to try one new recipe a year.

Buttercup said...

You had me at the picture of the gingerbread men. Not too early at all!

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures, great collection! I'm thinking the florentines this year, I will also make the Greek traditional Christmas Cookies but I need 2-3 more different recipes.. Thanks for sharing
Have a nice weekend!
http://italltastesgreektome.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Beautiful assortment of cookies. Blessings, Catherine xo

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Great collection of cookies. I will be coming back to this post when it is time to bake mine. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits said...

Mary,

You've got all my favorites on your list. Thank you!

Cooking Gallery said...

I have to think of some cookies to make for Christmas, I can't believe it's the time of the year again! The gingerbread ones look super cute :D)!

A Paixão da Isa said...

estam tao bonitos parabens beijinhos e bom domingo

Rosemary said...

One gorgeous collection! I've never made rosettes; but they sure are tempting. I'm still building my list. A baker I am not, so I need to be careful of what I experiment with!

Angie's Recipes said...

Look at all those holiday cookies!
Thank you Mary, for sharing them.

Angie

Ratolinha said...

Oh Mary que cookies mais lindos, e concerteza bem saborosos.
Beijos

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

I've always wanted a good Pfeffernusse recipe! Thanks!

The Path Traveled said...

So many to choose from so I will have to try as many as I can...OH I can see my hips expanding now...

Janice said...

Always a pleasure to visit you blog. A fabulous array of cookies there, many I have never heard of. Thanks.

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm not quite ready to start my holiday baking yet but certainly am seeking out cookie recipes for later.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What a wonderful assortment of cookies - it's always such fun to visit your blog :)
Mary x

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

It's never to early for cookie recipes. I've been decorating my home this weekend and will then start baking for a Christmas party.

Vicki Bensinger said...

What lovely cookies. I've been prepping for the numerous gingerbread house making classes I have coming up and your gingerbread cookies would fit right in. They look yummy. Have a nice holiday.

Julie said...

What a beautiful assortment. I'd have a tough time choosing :)

What's next said...

Love baking cookies, thanks for sharing these. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Alessandra said...

What a selection Mary! I can't wait for things to slow down a bit and go home to my Mum and not be working and make some biscuits for her. Maybe she will like the chocolate ones! :-)

Ciao
Alessandra

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

What a beautiful selection - and I love the fact that they represent traditions from all over the world. Thanks for an early holiday treat!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wow..am bookmarking the page for my Christmas recipe! What a lovely assortment of goodies, Mary.

Jeannie said...

I can't decide which one looks better, but I would try the simplest of them all:D Hope you have a wonderful weekend Mary:)

://: Héni ://: said...

Wow thank you for commenting on the fresh vs canned pumpkin i tried it out it was beautiful! your recipe and blog really is one prefect bite! and this lineup is yet another for me to try out Mary! Happy Holidays to you!

Gloria said...

I love Christmas cookies dear Mary, look amazing:)

lena said...

that's really so thoughtful of you to share these cookies with us now..i especially like the swedish ginger crackles

Joanne said...

So many of these cookies are ones that I indulge in year after year! What a great round-up!

Manju said...

What a beautiful assortment of cookies. I'm confused as to which one I like the most :) hope u had a beautiful thanksgiving.

Regards,
Manju
Http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

That Girl said...

I love Christmas cookies!

David said...

Mary... This was enough to send me into Cookie Monster mode! The older I get, the more I love cookies and these are just spectacular. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

wikikind Wikikind said...

That kinds of christmas cookies looks like delicious

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