This gingerbread differs from our own North American one although both have European origins.
Jelly Bean Nests
This bird's nest recipe with chow mein noodles and melted marshmallows makes the cutest little nests for jelly beans. Great as place markers at Easter dinner.
Diane's Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
'Who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies?' inquires field editor Diane Hixon, who credits cocoa in the batter for the double dose of chocolate in her treats. These disappear fast from the cookie jar in her Niceville, Florida home!
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Brandy or Rum Balls
These brandy balls are an excellent dessert to bring for the holidays. You can use either brandy or rum. These do need some time to set up so it is best to make them the night before. If you don't care for walnuts, the balls can be rolled in confectioners' sugar or cocoa powder.
Burrebrede (Scottish Shortbread)
This is a medieval Scottish shortbread recipe. It has been a holiday favorite for my family and friends for years. The shortbread keeps very well in an airtight tin or tightly wrapped in tinfoil.
Joey's Peanut Butter Cookies
These easy peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and melt in your mouth.
Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies
'At the downtown Chicago law firm where I work, we often bring in goodies for special occasions,' informs Janis Gruca of Mokena, Illinois. 'When co-workers hear I've baked these melt-in-your-mouth cookies, they make a special trip to my floor to sample them. Best of all, these crisp, buttery treats can be made in no time.'