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Think You Know Your Classic Christmas Cookies?


It seems like many of you know your classic Christmas sweets, but holiday cookies are another beast altogether. Spritzers, linzers, gingerbread, crinkles — sure you can eat them, but can you identify them just as well? You'll find out when you take our quiz.

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Think You Know Your Classic Christmas Cookies?

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gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 6 years
4/5 - darn starangel, we missed the same one. :rockon: we'll do better on the next one - we'll get 100%
CarlyHP226685 CarlyHP226685 7 years
oh the only big difference is the type of nuts in them. boo
CarlyHP226685 CarlyHP226685 7 years
The Tea cake/mexican wedding one is dumb. THEY LOOK IDENTICAL!
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
Hmm...We've never used my mom's sugar cookies as ornaments. I don't think they're capable of being hung. They're yummy.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
yum!
Seka21 Seka21 7 years
100% i love my junk! :)
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 7 years
What no thumbprint cookies?!
madball madball 7 years
Russian Tea Cookies and Mexican Wedding Cookies are almost exactly the same, you couldn't tell my looking at them which is which!
Deidre Deidre 7 years
Um, yeah, number 4 are definitely Mexican Wedding Cookies...and if not, I'd like to know what the difference between them and Russian Tea Cakes are! Glad to see that I'm not the only one who missed that one...
crystalm07 crystalm07 7 years
I don't really like any of these cookies. Gimme some chocolate! Rosa, I believe reindeer dropping cookies are the round peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate....mmm now those are yummy!
Jessamae22 Jessamae22 7 years
Not Mexican Wedding Cookies? I just made those two nights ago and they look just like that....lol..maybe I inadvertently made Russian tea cakes? Either way, they were good :) :)
mafalda_quino mafalda_quino 7 years
Oh and an update on my attempt at baking (why do I bother?!) I used this recipe : http://www.recipe4living.com/Recipe/58840-Snickerdoodles.aspx They turned out ok, but next time I'd reduce the salt and increase the cooking time and cinnamon/nutmeg ratio..having said that my boyfriend just ate about 7 while I was looking for a pretty plate to put them on so I must've done something right!
mafalda_quino mafalda_quino 7 years
Russian Tea cakes sound and look a lot like Kourabiedes, a Greek shortbread like biscuit (quite often crescent shaped) traditionally made for Christmas. I'll never forget the year my grandmother 'dusted' them with baking powder instead of icing sugar and we all had to pretend to love them so as to not hurt her feelings..!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
PFFT! Mexican Wedding Cakes and Russian Tea cakes are practically the same darn thing! I called them Mexican because that's how I know them in my family. My uncle makes all the cookies on this list.... tho I got some of them wrong. Ah well. All I care about if they taste good :)
arihm arihm 7 years
I was always told a Russian Tea Cake and a Mexican Wedding Cake were the same thing!
jessie jessie 7 years
number 4 got me....:raspberry:
HappyKate HappyKate 7 years
my uncle makes the worst bourbon balls, no one ever eats them and he always makes a TON!
mafalda_quino mafalda_quino 7 years
I'd never heard of Snickerdoodles before, but they looked so amazing in the picture I just literally stopped reading, found a recipe and baked a batch..! I'm waiting for them to cool down to try them, but the entire building smells of lovely cinnamon!
gooniette gooniette 7 years
We call #4 Butter balls because that's the main ingredient. Mostly butter and powdered sugar. Yum!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
I went on a linzer cookie binge last weekend and made lots. Now all my friends love me during exam time. :)
DCStar DCStar 7 years
These look delicious!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
my aunt makes russian tea cakes every year and they're not good
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
4/5 Stupid Russian tea cakes.
girlwparasol girlwparasol 7 years
i know my holiday cookies! (probably because of my family. dessert is the biggest part of the holiday feast for us!)
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
oh well - i guess there's still a lot for me to learn about christmas cookies. must come from all those years of not celebrating the holiday.
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