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#1 Sam

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:08 PM

Who do not live in The States. I want something that is made in your country that maybe I have never had before. I in return will post a few cookies recipes or candies that is made over here that you have not tried before. This can be really fun do a cookie recipe exchange. Like how some people do a cookie exchange for the holiday's.Thanks Sam
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 01:54 PM

i can't believe no one is responding to this.. Ok maybe you cna share a cookie recipe that has been in your famiy a long time. And I in return will post one of mine. Thanks
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:37 AM

Hi, Sam. I have been meaning to dig out a shortbread recipe for you, as that is the quintessential Scottish biscuit. I think part of the problem might be the word 'cookie' -- since I have been in Scotland I have been frustrated by the fact that nobody really calls things by that name. OK, you can get packaged 'American Cookies' but mostly they are referred to as biscuits. When I have what I know as cookies, my colleagues and friends say, Can I have another one of your wee cakes. Little pies, tarts, and other confections are loosely referred to as cakes. Desserts are often loosely referred to as pudding, even though something may not be remotely like a pudding as you might think of it. Someone might say, What is your favourite pudding? and get answers like, gingerbread, cheesecake, ice cream. Ever since we opened the kitchen I have been looking for my bundle of recipes which has not yet come to hand. I mostly cook by instinct any more, and when I need a recipe I go online because all the measurements are different and oven temperatures are in centigrade or 'gas marks'.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:06 AM

Hi Sam,
Here is a recipe for you. We have made these every year for my past 53 years.

Gumdrop Cookies
1 cup of butter or margarine (softened)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teas almond extract
3 eggs
2-1/2 cups of flour
1 teas baking powder
3/4 cup chopped spice drops ( I use whole bag)

Cream together butter and sugars. Beat in almond and eggs until fluffy. Add flour and baking powder. Stir in gumdrops. Cover and chill batter for at least 1 hour.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Enjoy! Best with a large glass of milk!

Warm hugs,
Mary B

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 07:13 AM

that sounds yummy I like gum drops.
I will psot an cookie of mine...Later on tonight. sam
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:04 AM

My Granny's holiday shortbread recipe:
1 Lb. butter
1 cup icing sugar
4 cups cake & pastry flour

Mix together & drop onto cookie sheet. I use an electric cookie maker to make shapes. Add silver balls or other ornamention to top.
Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Should not be brown.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:24 AM

thank you, I will send you one of mine...
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:46 AM

Hello, all, Im a newbie. I will post our favourite cookie recipe ( here in New zealand, we call them biscuits). It is a recipe ive adapted from one of our cooking icons called 'Alison Holst' originally called gingernuts. I changed them to chocolate chip. I'll write both recipes though, they are both really yummy.

[u]Gingernuts:
100g Butter
1 cup White Sugar
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Golden Syrup
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 3/4 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda

Melt Butter (do not boil). Stir in Golden Syrup, add Sugar, Ginger and Egg. Beat with a fork until well mixed. Add Baking Soda and Flour, mix gently until just combined.Place in teaspoonfuls on a lightly buttered tray, but leaving room for spreading. Bake one tray at a time for 10 mins or until golden brown at 180 degrees celsius.

For Chocolate Chip: Replace Golden Syrup with Condensed Milk
- Brown Sugar instead of White
- Omit Ginger
- Add 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- Add as much Chocolate Chunks as you wish :rolleyes:
- Everything else is the same!

I always double the recipe as they go so fast, everyone loves home baking here!

Hope you Enjoy - Susannah x

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:59 AM

Hi Susannah !
I'm a little late on reading this recipe! It sounds absolutely wonderful, but I have one question....what is golden syrup? Thanks!!
Peace :)
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:25 AM

You would know it as corn syrup.
Warm wishes,
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:09 AM

Hi ya

Yes, I wondered when I was writing this recipe if anyone over there would know what golden syrup is. And Ive always wondered what corn syrup is hehe. thx jefa for answering that one ;)
Happy Baking
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:13 AM

I looked up the meaning of golden syrup on Wikipedia...............

Golden syrup is a thick, amber-colored form of inverted sugar syrup, made in the process of refining sugar cane juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey, and is often used as a substitute for people who cannot eat honey and those who choose not to (such as vegans). It can also be used as a substitute for corn syrup. Treacle has a richer colour than golden syrup, and a stronger, slightly bitter flavour.

This describes it perfectly. It has a strong caramel taste. We love it on toast and crumpets.
Susannah x

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:16 AM

Thanks so much guys!!! I love to cook ,especially "goodies"but I don't do as much as I used to because it just seems to take so much out of me, but I'm goinna make these this weekend!!! THANKS AGAIN!
Peace :)
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:10 PM

Cool, I look forward to hear how these turned out for you! ;)
Susannah x

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:03 AM

Barbara, make sure to buy golden syrup and not just use regular karo corn syrup. It makes a big difference in the taste. You can buy golden syurp. Usually, it is located next to sorghums or molasses in your local super market. Each syurp has its distinct flavor. My jar of golden syrup happens to be a product of England. As with honey, syrups have distinct tastes. When I buy honey for baking or pastries, I love Acacia honey from Hungry. It is one of the most delicate and light honeys around. Great for spinning over icings. Smooth and fragrant. Have fun baking. Sheryl
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 04:45 AM

Sheryl, Thanks for the tip!! I have had a bad few days here with joint pain and swelling, so I haven't made it to the store to get my ingredients yet. I always have trouble when the weather changes and here it's 75 degrees one day, and 40 the next :P Plus we had some heavy rain last nite. I can always "tell" when the weather's gonna change. Anyway, sorry for the side trip :rolleyes: , I hope to go tomorrow and get what I need and make them tomorrow. I will definately let you guys know how it goes! I will try to find some of my favorite recipes to share as well!!
Peace :)
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:08 AM

How about a recipe for a really rich shortbread cookie? :)

My aunt used to make a crust for cheesecake and such that was white and what I remember most about it was a dash of white vinegar. The tartness of that crust was delicious and the texture was like shortbread; delicious.

She also had a terrific recipe for a coffee cake. When we were younger (about 35 years ago), my friend convinced her to give her the recipe. To this day, she makes the coffee cake for company and special occasions and gets rave reviews. I asked her to email it to me so I have it again, but she keeps forgetting <_<

I will try to find it this week and post.

Linda
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:58 PM

Hi Sam ,

I am like Linda....I just found this site!!! I see you started it in Oct....probably for the Holiday baking season, right? This fall, I will have to check back in. I love baking Holdiay cookies and breads.

Take care, Everyone.
Margaret

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:53 AM

OK, I finally got to the store yesterday and I found golden syrup..YAY :) I live in central Virginia, USA and the brand name is "King's Syrup"...Well, my grandmother used to use this syrup ..she would pour it in a saucer and mash up a little butter in it and dip (or what we southerners call "sop-up" ) her biscuits in it!!Hopefully I'll get to make the cookies today or tomorrow and I'll letcha know how it goes!!
Peace :)
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:46 AM

Hello All!!
I finally got to make the Gingernut cookies today and they are ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!They are so easy to make. Thanks so much! I will be putting a xouple of recipes up soon.
Peace :)
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