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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Dec 13  # 1 of 52
American Family Cookie Book - 2011 was a real challenge to get.
Not because of me - because of them.

OK - to the "beginning" -

I received an email from a friend (which I am re-considering if this person is still my friend after what I went through) about the above mentioned book.

Heck - I love recipes and cooking and baking and I appreciate it when someone lets me in on something like this.

So I went to the site - and you need to answer a "few" questions before you can download.

After spending almost a half hour going through their crap I started to get really ****ed off. Now I know that my email box is going to be flooded with all kinds of crap - even the stuff I "skipped" not to put up with.

FINALLY - at the very end - I am going to download.

So I think.

What download?

Where?

Do you see a download?

I don't see any download for anything - just more "fluff" (for lack of a better word.)

Well - they are not going to get away with this - not after I have given them my email addy and they are going to whore me out to the world.

I contact them and complain about their false leads into getting information and email addy's to whore out and not coming through with the cookbook they so-called had for the download.

Yes - they did respond -

After several tries (they have a friggin' stupid download system!) I finally got it.

Now I will share it with you - nix the pics - the recipes are more important.

Feel free to pass it on to everyone you know - I spent an hour today deleting unwanted and unsolicited whore mail sent to me.

I will save you all the headache -

ENJOY!
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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Dec 13  # 2 of 52
50 Favorite Cookie Recipes Curated by AmericanFamily.com

Contents
Almond Butter Cookies .........................................03
Amaretto Butter Cookies.......................................04
Banana-Nut Cookies..............................................05
Banana Rum Coconut Cookies..............................06
Big Crunchy Sugar Cookies ...................................07
Biscotti Sticks.........................................................08
Bittersweet Sugar CookieMacaroons...................09
Black-and-White Cookies ......................................10
Candied Ginger-Citrus Cookies..............................11
Candy Cane Cookies ...............................................12
Cherry-PistachioWedding Cookies.......................13
Chocolate-Almond Cookies....................................14
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars ...................................15
Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies .................16
Chocolate Cookie Bites ...........................................17
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies..............................18
Chocolate Sandwich withMarshmallow Filling .....19
Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies......................................20
Coconut with Lemon Curd & Raspberries.............21
Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies.....................22
Double Chocolate-Chip Cookies............................23
Double-ChocolateMeringue Cookies ...................24
Dulce de Leche-Filled Cookies ..............................25
Espresso Shortbread Cookies................................26
Ginger Chocolate Cookies ......................................27
Gingerbread Cookies .............................................28
Gingerbread Iced Cookies .....................................29
Gingerbread Ice-Cream Sandwiches ....................30
Lemon Sugar Cookies.............................................31
Macadamia & Ginger Cookies ...............................32
Molasses Cookies ...................................................33
Oatmeal Cookies ....................................................34
Oatmeal Toffee Cookies .........................................35
Oatmeal-Walnut Cookies ......................................36
Peanut Butter-Toffee Turtle Cookies.....................37
Pecan Bar Cookies..................................................38
PeppermintMolasses Cookies...............................39
Potato Chip Cookies ..............................................40
Raspberry LinzerWindowpane Cookies ...............41
Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies .....................42
Sugar Cookies.........................................................43
Sugar Cookie Pops .................................................44
Tree Cookies ...........................................................45
Walnut Shortbread Cookies ..................................46
White Chocolate Cherry Cookies...........................47
White Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Fudge...........48
White Chocolate-Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies ...........49
White Chocolate, Strawberry & Oatmeal..............50
Wreath Cookies.......................................................51
Zucchini Cookies ....................................................52
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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Dec 13  # 3 of 52
Almond Butter Cookies
These rich, delicate almond cookies are perfect with a
cup of tea. You can store them airtight for up to 3 days.


3/4 cup (3/8 lb.) butter, at room temperature
8 ounces almond paste (about 1 cup)
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped almonds


1. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, almond paste, and sugar
until very smooth. Beat in eggs and almond extract until well blended, scraping down sides
of bowl as needed.
2. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture
until well blended.
3. Place almonds in a shallow dish. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in almonds to coat.
Place balls 1 inch apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined baking sheets.With a lightly
floured fork, flatten balls into 1 1/4-inch rounds.
4. Bake cookies in a 350 oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes; if baking more than one
pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking.With a wide spatula, transfer
cookies to racks to cool.
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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Dec 13  # 4 of 52
Amaretto Butter Cookies
These buttery cookies, which are decorated with sliced almonds
and flavored with orange peel and almond-flavor liqueur.

About 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter or margarine at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, separated
3 tablespoons almond-flavored liqueur, such as amaretto, or 1 tablespoon almond extract
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
About 2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sliced almonds


1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1 cup butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg yolk, liqueur, and orange peel and beat until well blended.
2. In another bowl,mix 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to buttermixture; stir tomix, then beat until well blended. Gather dough into a ball, divide in
half, and flatten each portion into a disk; wrap each tightly in plastic wrap and freeze until firmenough to roll without sticking, about 30minutes.
3. Unwrap dough. On a lightly floured surface, with a floured rolling pin, roll one disk at a time to about 1/4 inch thick.With a floured, 2-inch round cutter, cut
out cookies. Place about 2 inches apart on buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets. Gather excess dough into a ball, reroll, and cut out remaining cookies.
4. In a small bowl, beat egg white with 1 teaspoon water to blend. Brush cookies withmixture and sprinkle or arrange about 1/2 teaspoon sliced almonds on each.
5. Bake cookies in a 325 regular or convection oven until lightly browned, about 15minutes; if baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions
halfway through cooking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.
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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Dec 13  # 5 of 52
Banana-Nut Cookies
Instead of sugar, these nutty cookies are sweetened with mashed banana.

2 cups uncooked regular oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups mashed banana
(about 3 medium)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Combine banana, oil, and vanilla;
stir well. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Let stand 15 minutes.
3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 15
minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.