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(Some girl, baking)   Do you send baked goods or other noshables to friends near and far during the holidays? Share your recipes and shipping hints for your favorite food gifts in this week's IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS Food Thread   (countryliving.com) divider line 152
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2012-12-13 06:21:26 PM
I used to.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies is a good one.
 
2012-12-13 06:22:01 PM
Link

I guess I could have given a link.
 
2012-12-13 06:23:12 PM

Lord of Allusions: I used to.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies is a good one.


Ooooh, is that like some kind of whoopie pie?
 
2012-12-13 06:23:21 PM
I use popcorn as box cushioning when shipping soft things like cookies and muffins. Works quite well.
 
2012-12-13 06:23:28 PM
i have in the past. i haven't had time to bake in a while but i JUST made some shortbread for some reason...i really don't know why.
 
2012-12-13 06:23:41 PM
I just sent cookies to my TFSS earlier today!

And apparently I now owe oi_piss_me_off and we'refromthesamestory Christmas cookies.
 
2012-12-13 06:24:45 PM
I wish I had food cooked by someone else.
 
2012-12-13 06:24:48 PM
Noshables? What kind of word is that?
 
2012-12-13 06:25:00 PM

Left-Handed Spatula: I use popcorn as box cushioning when shipping soft things like cookies and muffins. Works quite well.


Oh, that's a great idea!! I was wondering if I should go buy packing peanuts but I do have a bag of popcorn that I need to use up.
 
2012-12-13 06:26:16 PM
Hot Cocoa sampler to everyone.
 
2012-12-13 06:26:21 PM

iamrex: Left-Handed Spatula: I use popcorn as box cushioning when shipping soft things like cookies and muffins. Works quite well.

Oh, that's a great idea!! I was wondering if I should go buy packing peanuts but I do have a bag of popcorn that I need to use up.


When my dad was overseas with the army, his mom would bake him things and ship them in popcorn. Once she sent him a birthday cake that way; they ate the cake and the popcorn.
 
2012-12-13 06:27:08 PM

Left-Handed Spatula: I use popcorn as box cushioning when shipping soft things like cookies and muffins. Works quite well.


I got to the post office today and realized I had forgotten to bring anything to use as padding for cookies. So I just said fark and, and figured even if they showed up all broken in half, they'd still be tasty.
 
2012-12-13 06:27:37 PM
Rincewind53


I just sent cookies to my TFSS earlier today!

And apparently I now owe oi_piss_me_off and we'refromthesamestory Christmas cookies.




aww, i was just teasing. I'll email you the name of the cider place. Doing it right now.
 
2012-12-13 06:27:51 PM

angrymacface: Noshables? What kind of word is that?


Too jewish...
 
2012-12-13 06:28:17 PM

oi_piss_me_off: Rincewind53


I just sent cookies to my TFSS earlier today!

And apparently I now owe oi_piss_me_off and we'refromthesamestory Christmas cookies.



aww, i was just teasing. I'll email you the name of the cider place. Doing it right now.


If I stress bake some more during finals, I'll send some. Better than me eating all of them :D
 
2012-12-13 06:29:19 PM
I'd send them Wu-Tang Flan.

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It ain't nothin' to fark wit'.
 
2012-12-13 06:29:52 PM
Yes, salsa and spiced chocolate get shipped all over the US depending on where cousins and friends have landed. I usually start stashing pop tart boxes in september when the kids go back to school. They're a good size for shipping a couple half pint jars. Good old newspaper for packing material.
 
2012-12-13 06:30:22 PM

Rincewind53: Left-Handed Spatula: I use popcorn as box cushioning when shipping soft things like cookies and muffins. Works quite well.

I got to the post office today and realized I had forgotten to bring anything to use as padding for cookies. So I just said fark and, and figured even if they showed up all broken in half, they'd still be tasty.


That's my philosophy, especially when cookies come out so soft they easily break. I would happily eat delicious cookies, broken or whole.
 
2012-12-13 06:30:29 PM

Anderson's Pooper: spiced chocolate


What is this? Do you have a recipe?
 
2012-12-13 06:30:43 PM

ToxicMunkee: I wish I had food cooked by someone else.


i392.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-13 06:31:16 PM

generalDisdain: ToxicMunkee: I wish I had food cooked by someone else.

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That's just mean.
 
2012-12-13 06:31:32 PM
Oh, gD. You tease.
 
2012-12-13 06:31:54 PM
Rincewind53



If I stress bake some more during finals, I'll send some. Better than me eating all of them :D


Wooo! Also, i just emailed you!
 
2012-12-13 06:32:18 PM
Yes. The dude does a few kinds of biscotti for our further-flung friends and family (holy alliteration, batman) and I like to make these apple cookies. They ship really well. I replace half the raisins with craisins and usually just dust with powdered sugar instead of glazing.

Apple cookies
 
2012-12-13 06:35:08 PM
About 10-12 years ago, I made peanut brittle and sent it to friends and fam. By popular demand, I now have to do that every year. I'm lazy enough that I just leave the marble candy slab on the counter year 'round.

I use Flo Braker's recipe and sneer at other brittle that I've tried.

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/traditional_peanut_brittle.aspx
 
2012-12-13 06:37:07 PM

Gough: About 10-12 years ago, I made peanut brittle and sent it to friends and fam. By popular demand, I now have to do that every year. I'm lazy enough that I just leave the marble candy slab on the counter year 'round.

I use Flo Braker's recipe and sneer at other brittle that I've tried.

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/traditional_peanut_brittle.aspx


One of my favorite holiday treats is a slightly spice brittle. Chipotle or other chili powders can make an awesome addition to brittle.
 
2012-12-13 06:38:12 PM

iamrex: Anderson's Pooper: spiced chocolate

What is this? Do you have a recipe?


Melt one bag of chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. While chips are melting, seed and dice one habanero. Stir pepper into melted chocolate. Put chcolate on wax paper and form into a log. Place in freezer and slice into 1/8' slices when firm. Serve.

This is a nice sinus opener and has about a five second fuse. The fruity flavor of the habanero goes well with the chocolate without being too ridiculously hot.
 
2012-12-13 06:39:27 PM
Fancy oil is simple enough, and easy to ship. I'm going with that and salad dressings this year.

But that's not a baked good, of course.
 
2012-12-13 06:39:39 PM
Buckeyes:

2 lb peanut butter (chunky of course)
3T vanilla
1 lb margarine or butter (room temp)

Mix, then stir in as best you can 3 lb of powdered sugar.

Make into small balls and put in the fridge/freezer. While that's happening:

in a double boiler, melt:

12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 oz sweet chocolate
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 bar of paraffin

Stick toothpick in each ball, dip but don't fully coat each ball, place on wax paper to harden

Should make 250-300, minus whatever you eat while making them.

Alternately, go google "Mamie's Million Dollar Fudge". Best. Fudge. Evar.
 
2012-12-13 06:40:01 PM

ToxicMunkee: generalDisdain: ToxicMunkee: I wish I had food cooked by someone else.

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That's just mean.


You could just ask me to send you some, silly.

I put out, iamrex, thus, no tease.
 
2012-12-13 06:41:58 PM
My Nana's Spritz cookies:

2.5 C flour
1 C butter (2 sticks)
.75 C sugar
1 lg egg
.5 tsp almond extract

Cream the butter & sugar, then add the egg & the extract. Add food coloring at this point if desired - green for trees & wreaths is nice. Slowly add flour. Refrigerate for a few hours (or up to a week), then let the dough come almost back to room temp. before loading into your cookie press & squeezing out little nuggets of holiday cheer.

Bake at 375F about 6-7 minutes or until you can just barely see the edges start to brown a little.
 
2012-12-13 06:42:17 PM

generalDisdain: ToxicMunkee: generalDisdain: ToxicMunkee: I wish I had food cooked by someone else.

[i392.photobucket.com image 425x462]

That's just mean.

You could just ask me to send you some, silly.

I put out, iamrex, thus, no tease.


Oh!!
 
2012-12-13 06:43:24 PM
I give homemade goodies to friends and family for Christmas, but all of them are close enough that I can give them out in person. 
 
2012-12-13 06:43:58 PM

Gough: I use Flo Braker's recipe and sneer at other brittle that I've tried.


You'll be sneering at other brittle when I beat up your entire family.
 
2012-12-13 06:45:39 PM
Dark chocolate pistachio biscotti.
 
2012-12-13 06:46:27 PM
i just made these shortbread, but i don't know how well they will ship.
 
2012-12-13 06:48:34 PM
Air popped plain popcorn + melted white chocolate + crushed up candy canes = the best popcorn you'll have in your life
 
2012-12-13 06:52:58 PM
Sausage Bisquick balls.

/plus, so many ball jokes
 
2012-12-13 06:54:21 PM

Torgo the White: Sausage Bisquick balls.

/plus, so many ball jokes


Go ahead. List all the ball jokes, please.
 
2012-12-13 06:55:12 PM
When I was in the Persian Gulf, my Mom sent me rolls that showed up moldy.
Other places (Japan, Alaska), the same rolls made it okay.
She would freeze them as soon as they'd cooled from the oven, seal them in Ziploc bags and insulate the box.

For most of the world, that was enough, but things came to the Gulf after a five week trip, and that was too much.
 
2012-12-13 06:56:00 PM
Share? That'll be a cold day in hell to the ancient Danish family recipe butter cookies and other snacks on their way to me from across the lands. You'll just have to shoot the FedEx guy.

/No.
//No. Go ahead, reverse engineer it.
 
2012-12-13 06:56:25 PM

monty666: Torgo the White: Sausage Bisquick balls.

/plus, so many ball jokes

Go ahead. List all the ball jokes, please.


Bi's quick balls
 
2012-12-13 06:57:22 PM
If I were to cook up holiday treats right now I'd be known as Patient Zero in a new outbreak.
 
2012-12-13 06:58:16 PM
Sometimes, not this year though. Too broke. :(

Banana bread with mini chocolate chips & cinnamon

/Nummy
 
2012-12-13 06:59:27 PM
Nah, I give away 6-packs of my homebrew.

This year it is a spiced porter.
 
2012-12-13 07:00:50 PM

oi_piss_me_off: i just made these shortbread, but i don't know how well they will ship.


As long as it's not too friable, it should be fine....
 
2012-12-13 07:03:58 PM
Oh why can't my mom send some of her homemade limoncello?
 
2012-12-13 07:03:59 PM
 
2012-12-13 07:06:19 PM
One word: Zingerman's.

I've sent three different boxes o' pastries and breads to relatives far away and they've all started sending Zingerman's to other folks.
 
2012-12-13 07:09:23 PM
pamlico river-water chocolate-chunk cookies. (my recipe)

Dry side:
1C AP flour
1/2C wheat flour
1C Bread Flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp salt

Wet Side:
2 sticks butter, melted, slightly cooled
3/4C white sugar
3/4C brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla (or 1 vanilla bean, or good brown booze)
1 whole egg + 1 egg white
2 Tbl buttermilk

8oz chopped chocolate
-8oz of crispy, crumbled bacon is a fantastic addition

preheat oven to 375F
mix together the dry ingredients separately from the wet
add wet ingredients to dry and combine
add chocolate, mix

batter should slowly fall off the mixing utensil
dish onto cookie sheets (~3 dozen)
bake for 13 - 15 minutes.
omnom.

i bake a couple dozen and ship to a few people, but im down to shipping to like...one friend this year, i think.
 
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