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The December 2018 Quiz - The Twelve Cookies of Christmas

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What’s on your baking list this holiday season? I’ve selected 12 popular cookies sure to make an appearance on holiday tables this season. Match the cookie to the description to complete your cookie table.

Cookie Names: 

1.       Chocolate Chip Cookies

2.       Sugar Cookies

3.       Snickerdoodles

4.       Macaroons

5.       Snowball Cookies

6.       Peanut Butter Cookies

7.       Shortbread Cookies

8.       Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

9.       Gingerbread Men

10.   Pizzelles

11.   Thumbprint Cookies

12.   Biscotti

 Cookie Descriptions:

_______________ Buttery unleavened biscuit made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour. It can be made using different shapes and flavors.


_______________ Made of gingerbread and shaped like flat male figures.


_______________ A drop cookie containing flour, shortening, eggs, and sugar and one other distinguishing ingredient made of chocolate.


_______________ Waffle or wafer cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring such as vanilla, anise, or lemon zest.


_______________ A type of cookie with peanut butter as a principal ingredient. The cookie generally originated in the United States in the 1910s.


_______________ Sugar cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, and flour rolled in cinnamon sugar.


_______________ Also called Cantucci, these twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, cookies are Italian almond biscuits that originated in the city of Prato.


_______________ A paste of egg whites with other ingredients such as almond, hazelnut and/or coconut that is placed on a wafer and then baked.


_______________ Descendants of oat cakes made by the Scots, since the time when the Romans attempted to conquer Scotland. Oat cakes first appeared when they began harvesting oats around 1,000 B.C.


_______________ Known as Hallongrotta in Sweden, which means "Raspberry cave" because they are usually filled with raspberry jam. These cookies are easily baked and molded and flavored with vanilla.


_______________ Cookies made from sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda - often glazed with icing and decorated.


_______________ These cookies have many names including Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cakes.


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