Sunday, December 9

South America: Christmas Cookies from Around the World 2007

Cookies are flying in fast. Click the map to see where they are coming from. Click here to see all of the cookies.

Submit your cookies from South America, and you might win a copy of Sherry Yard's new cookbook. See details here.

Would you like to participate? See details here. You have until Dec. 24th.

Cris of From Our Home to Yours, from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Last year Cris received a bundle of Congo Bars at a Christmas gift exchange and was instantly smitten. Who could blame her? Chock full of earthy Brazilian nuts and sweet chocolate chips, these cookies are rich, moist, and decadent. So why not whip a batch or two of Cris's cookies and spread some good cheer by giving them as Christmas gifts to friends this year. They'll be forever grateful.

Gretchen Noelle of Canela and Comino from Lima, Peru. Gretchen Noelle has never been that crazy about jewelry, except when it comes to bracelets. She adores them. So when she discovered a recipe for Vanilla Sugar Cookies with bracelets she was tickled. Now you can enjoy these elegant cookies; just be sure to wear matching earrings when you eat them.

Gretchen Noelle of Canela and Comino from Lima, Peru. Excuse Gretchen Noelle if she is feeling a little hyper. She's been eating a lot of Almond Coffee Biscotti. Who could blame her? She loves coffee, so naturally she adores these biscotti. The best part is since they're baked with coffee, you can justify eating some for breakfast.

Gretchen Noelle of Canela and Comino from Lima, Peru. Want to dream of chocolate tonight? Then make a batch of Gretchen Noelle's Double Chocolate Dream Cookies. These rich, chewy cookies could only be improved by pairing them with a glass of milk as a bedtime snack. Sweet dreams.

Cris of From Our Home to Yours, from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Did you know that the tradition of leaving milk and cookies for Santa started only in the 1930s during the time of the Great Depression? The thinking went if you were nice to Santa he'd be good to you and if you were naughty, it couldn't hurt to bribe him with some cookies! Since Cris is so sweet, I don't think she'll have to worry about Santa being good to her this year, but leaving him a plate of her Fruity Pastel Cookies couldn't hurt.

Patricia of Technicolor Kitchen from Brazil. Patricia had been baking a lot of cookies lately, but she wanted just the right "Christmassy" cookie to share with everybody here. Her Ginger Chewies fit the bill deliciously. Baked with ground cloves, cinnamon, and molasses, these cookies are as beautifully fragrant as they are scrumptious.


Gretchen Noelle said...

I am ALL about that cookbook!!! I made some cookies yesterday and just need to get them posted and I will send them over to you! Thanks for the reminder.
PS - LOVE the map! Cute idea!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Gretchen Nelle-Can't wait to see them! I'm glad you like the map. :)