You are invited to

It’s that time of year when we dig out our recipe boxes, make a list of needed ingredients, and start baking up batches of Christmas Cookies – those ones the family looks forward to all year.
Since we can’t get together as a group, we thought that a ‘virtual’ exchange would be fun. We hope that you all will share your favourite recipes below.
What fun to try a member’s recipe from France, Germany, England, South Africa, Croatia, Canada, the USA, or any of the other multitude of countries represented in KAS.
Anything goes, as long as you think it is delicious. It can be calorie laden, gluten free, easy or challenging to make, squares (the edible kind – not knitted!), and not even a cookie! Christmas puddings and cakes, fudge and other Christmas sweets are also welcome.
If you have a photo of your baking, please post it with your recipe, if not – no worries.
If your recipe has been handed down, we can consider it an original (no need for a source), if you found it on the back of a bag like Chipits, please mention where it came from.
Because we represent so many countries, and some of us are on metric and others are not, here is a Conversion Chart:

Views: 1957

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I've been eating these for as long as I can remember.


½ lb. Butter
½ cup brown sugar
2 1/4 cups cake flour
Mix together, roll in 1 inch balls, flatten with a fork, sprinkle with red or green sugar
Bake at 325 degrees until edges are light golden for about 10 minutes, Do not overbake!
This recipe makes a soft dough, suitable for a cookie press if you wish.
These cookies taste best when aged for a couple of weeks.

Love how they taste best when they go well with wine, too.

Hi Anne,

Just wondering with the cake flour in this recipe, does that mean flour with or without a raising agent? I tried looking it up and most of the sources I found said you can use a mixture of flour and cornstarch, but some said it should be plain (all purpose flour) and some said Self Raising (self rising and cornstarch). Just don't want to try the wrong one and ruin the cookies! Thanks

OMG! I have died and gone to heaven! Just made a batch of these cookies and MMMMM, they are so good! I couldn't even wait till they were cool to try one. So light and delicious! I didn't have any food dye/coloured sugar, so I just put a sprinkle of plain sugar on some and decided to try some cinnamon sugar on a few too, AWESOME! I think I might have a crooked eye though, as mine are definitely larger than yours Anne!

Glad you like the cookies, Wendy.  Try not to eat the whole batch this week.  If you can let them 'age' for a week or two, they will taste even better as the flavours blend.

Hi Again Anne! Sent some of these cookies round with my Mum to a friends house today (she visits her every Wednesday), and she loved them too.

Made these today....hopefully they will be tasty for Thanksgiving next week.

Now I just have to hide them.

I made my cake flour with cornstarch.  In the USA you can buy cake flour at the store.

Anne, Thank you so much for starting this discussion and sharing your cherished family recipes with us.   I can't wait to try them all.

Anne, this is a great start to a fun season of eats'n'treats!  Thank you.   I'll definitely be watching this discussion.  

I have an extra person to bake for this Christmas so I'll be trying out your shortbread recipe on him.  He's been eating 'homemade' ever since he was a wee lad and he still says that's the best kind of treat.  

I'm looking forward to trying some new recipes, so c'mon, KASfriends, let's share our favorites.  We can all diet together after the holidays ... xo

I have so many recipes to share! Every year my grandmother would spend the month of December baking for Christmas. Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, "mice" (almond cookies), chocolate chip cookies, as well as loaves of every kind and squares. Nanaimo bars were my favourite!

I'll have to dig up my favs and share them here.

Oh yes, Andrea, please do!  I'm so looking forward to trying out new-to-me recipes.

I really want to watch my waistline, and I need to get it out where I am able watch it ... hahaha ... xo

Image result for christmas cookie pug meme"




The Donate button provides 2 options:

  1. One time donation
  2. Monthly subscription               [click the box]

Because of PayPal/banking fees, KAS asks that your donation be 5USD [or more].  Anything less, means your donation is eaten up with fees.  Thank you!


Our goal is to remove the monthly deficit that Ronda and her team have to deal with. You can:

1. Make a donation whenever you are able.

2. Sign up for an ongoing monthly donation (subscription).

3. Shop at the KasShop!

Please follow this discussion for monthly updates, current financial reports and ideas on what we can all do to help. Click link : 



The FEBRUARY 2023 Square List is available. Please see:

2023 Squares List Discussion

    for the most recent lists.

For all other Square Lists, please visit our SQUARE LISTS page.



   Planning ahead??

 See the 2023






Color Of The Month GREEN

Free Patterns for

Plain Jane Knit Square

Plain Jane Crochet Square

can be found in the KAS PatternBook

Click here to find more free patterns in

Members Patterns - Squares




"CreateCare Global has set itself two tasks. The first is physical: to bring hope, support and comfort to children for whom poverty and loss are everyday tormentors. The second, and in our view equally important, is to spread the message to the world."

Our thanks to CreateCare Global for supporting the Square Circle Forum and helping to spread the wonderful work that KAS does.

Learn more about CCG here.

© 2023   Created by Sandy McDonald.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service