I can’t believe it’s the first week of December and I’m already making Christmas cookies! I figured if I was, some of you might be too and if that’s the case, you may need some recipes. So far, I’ve made a delicious jam cookie and some chocolate chip cookies. But, we also decided to give cookies as presents this year, so I need a bigger variety than my famous Russian Teacakes, Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies!
I like this particular Web site for Christmas cookie recipes, because it’s like one stop shopping. You can find everything you need right here! You don’t have to browse through a million different sites. Navigation is pretty easy too. There are three sections on the site: left, middle and right.
On the left side, you’ll find a side menu with Browse Categories, Popular Collections and Contribute. In the middle, you’ll find a paragraph of text with words linked to sections you can visit. And finally, on the right, you’ll see the most recent comments and a link to the recipe they are referring to.
The cookie categories are: Bar, Candy & Fudge, Cookie Cutter, Cookie Press, Cookies in a Jar, No Bake Cookies, Refrigerator Cookies and of course, the More link is where you’ll get a complete listing of cookies, candies, cakes and even beverages you can make to warm up your holiday season!
In the Popular Collections section, you’ll find topics like Low Calorie, Top 25, Country of Origin and even Baking Tips. I love the baking tips! There is one that helps you troubleshoot recipes as well. That was a lifesaver the other day when I melted my butter on accident, trying to get it soft enough to cream.
Also, you can submit your own cookie recipes to share with everyone down under the Contribute heading. Just click the link, read the rules and click the Submit link and an e-mail window will pop up. For those of you who don’t use Outlook or Outlook Express, just copy the address and paste it into the To: line of your e-mail. For example, I use Yahoo! for my personal e-mail. So, when the default mailer pops up, I highlight the address and copy the address and then go to Yahoo!, compose a message and paste the address into the To: line. Easy!
I hope you enjoy all the recipes here. I know I’ve found quite a few I think I’m going to try this year. Yummy!