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Martha Stewart Holiday Cookie Issue

Pumpkie's picture

I loved this magazine last year and I'm just wondering is this something she always does or was last year a first?  I would love to hear she is doing another and when and where to get it.

plantlust's picture

(post #62762, reply #1 of 56)

Welllll, I have picked up La Martha's Halloween & then Holiday issues for several years in a row.  It does seem to be a yearly thing tho I've noticed the content severely drop (especially comparing assorted Halloween issues).  Last years Holiday (with all those COOKIES!) was wonderful.


Kamikaze squirrels? Ah, it must be fall.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Pumpkie's picture

(post #62762, reply #2 of 56)

lol that's me I pick up the Halloween, The Thanksgiving and the Christmas issues but that's it but her cookie one got me hooked and now I want another one!  Taste of Home had a cute halloween seperate issue out, usually don't buy Taste of Home but it did have cute recipes in the special halloween issue especially for halloween parties.

Rhea's picture

(post #62762, reply #3 of 56)

...it sure was great, and the convenient part was the last few pages had an index that showed the picture of each cookie in the mag with the page #-now that was very smart!!!

I can't even afford the lifestyle I dont' want...

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

chiquiNO's picture

(post #62762, reply #4 of 56)

It is NOT ther regular monthly issue of her magazine, but a holiday special issue.  I do believe it is a yearly event!  It sould be appearing soon in bookstores.

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

Rhea's picture

(post #62762, reply #5 of 56)

...I know and I am waiting for it too!!!! How are things down your way????Any new parties that your wonderful food has attended???:)

I can't even afford the lifestyle I dont' want...

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

chiquiNO's picture

(post #62762, reply #6 of 56)

LOVE your tagline!!!!!!  As a matter of fact, I have one on the 14th and one on the 20th!!  Yeah!!


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the first one with food themed after the book and movie.


The other is a Martini Party and it is a very, very upscale, top of the line fancy food!!!


LOL  Does that describe it enough???  LOL


Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

Rhea's picture

(post #62762, reply #7 of 56)

mmmmmmmmmmmm, sounds very yummy...loved that movie too!!!


oh, and that tag line,....sad but true...LOL!!!


I can't even afford the lifestyle I dont' want...

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

Ozark's picture

(post #62762, reply #8 of 56)

 Lemon Tassies-- did you see this recipe in the Christmas secion on her web site. Sound great.


http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml;jsessionid=ADHP2AKRHITMZWCKUU2SIIWYJKSS0JO0?type=learn-cat&id=cat20754&rsc=bottomnav


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plantlust's picture

(post #62762, reply #9 of 56)

Attention all interested CTers.

2007 La Martha Holiday issue has hit the stand and sorry to say, it is NOT on par w/last year's cookie issue.
Drat, drat & double drat.

It's a pretty "crafty" issue with a few recipes. This is a mag to rip the recipes out of. Last year's is still whole.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Nightrider's picture

(post #62762, reply #10 of 56)

I noticed it when I was at Chapters today, and didn't have time to peek at it.  Thanks for the review...now I'll be able to resist peeking (and therefore parting with $7) next time I'm there.


Alas, I was seduced by the FC Chocolate issue and the Canadian Living Holiday Baking issue today.  Drat.  As if I don't already have enough holiday baking mags.

Syb's picture

(post #62762, reply #14 of 56)

Alas, I was seduced by the FC Chocolate issue and the Canadian Living Holiday Baking issue today.


Canadian Living?  I've never seen it.  Are you in Canada?  Do they distribute it in the U.S.?

Nightrider's picture

(post #62762, reply #15 of 56)

Yep, I'm in Canada.  I don't know if they distribute it in the U.S.


Canadian Living is sort of a Good Housekeeping style magazine, and they pretty consistently have good recipes.  The Holiday Baking issue always has some really good cookie recipes, as well as some great cakes and other desserts as well as savoury stuff.

gardencat's picture

(post #62762, reply #16 of 56)

They do have a web site you can check out: http://tinyurl.com/y5usyv. Their holiday special editions are really good and their recipes, while safe, do what they are supposed to. Enjoy!

Ozark's picture

(post #62762, reply #17 of 56)

Very good recipe section.

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Syb's picture

(post #62762, reply #18 of 56)

Thanks.  I'll check out the website.  It's interesting to hear about all the good things about Canada that one doesn't hear much about.  Canada is looking better all the time.

shoechick's picture

(post #62762, reply #19 of 56)

In this month's MS Everyday Food, there's an add for a Every Day Food Sweet Holiday Delights.  It looks like a mini version of last years.  It's $3.95 US.  No on Sale date posted.

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jojo's picture

(post #62762, reply #22 of 56)

Today I was at the grocery store and picked up Everyday Food, Collectible Cookie Edition.  It is all cookies.  I have only glanced through it, but some of the cookies look interesting.

plantlust's picture

(post #62762, reply #23 of 56)

Hmmmm.  Have you compared the cookies from Everyday food to the La Martha 2005 Holiday cookie issue?  Are they repeats?


Can you tell I'm reaching for any excuse NOT to purchase another magazine?


Six days.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

jojo's picture

(post #62762, reply #24 of 56)

I haven't compared them, and don't know if I can find the 2005 cookie issue (one of my kids really liked it and dragged it around).  Here are the 51 cookies:


1.  chocolate espresso snowcaps  2.  basic sugarcookies  3.  jam macaroons  4.  cornmeal-cherry cookies  5.  icebox shortbread  6.  giant ginger cookies  7.  gingerbread cookies  8.  pumpkin chocolate chip squares  9.  oatmeal-raisin choocolate chip cookies  10.  lemon squares  11.  lime-glazed cookies  12.  butter pecan cookies  13.  chocolate molasses cookies  14.  slice-and-bake sugar cookies  15.  shortbread wedges  16.  lemon-cornmeal cookies  17.  chewy molasses-spice cookies  18.  almond cookies  19.  peanut butter surprise cookies  20.  almond fruit bars  21.  outrageous chocolate cookies  22.  toffee blondies  23.  coconut macaroons  24.  chocolate-coconut macaroon cups  25.  lemon-currant cookies  26.  crunchy peanut butter cookies  27.  date-pecan bars  28.  chocolate-chunk cookies  29.  raspberry pastries  30.  oatmeal-apricot cookies  31.  cinnamon-sugar cookies  32.  coconut balls  33.  pecan bars  34.  pistachio raisin biscotti  35.  almond graham squares  36.  pecan cookies  37.  flourless peanut-chocolate cookies  38.  black forest cookies  39.  carrot-cake cookies  40.  chocolate-pecan pie bars  41.  black-bottom coconut bars  42.  cherry pecan meringues  43.  butterscotch bark  44.  jumbo oatmeal-raisin cookies  45.  mexican wedding cakes  46.  oatmeal-almond crisps  47.  lime squares  48.  almond-ginger biscotti  49.  fudgy brownies  50.  coconut ice-cream sandwiches  51.  coconut cookies


Do these look the same?  Hope this helped (enable/not enable)

AJ12754's picture

(post #62762, reply #25 of 56)

Looks to me like you are an enabler :-)

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jojo's picture

(post #62762, reply #26 of 56)

;-). lol

Glenys's picture

(post #62762, reply #27 of 56)

Thanks for doing that! I just checked it against the 2005 Holiday Cookies and they're completely different.

jojo's picture

(post #62762, reply #29 of 56)

You're welcome!  FWIW, I also just got the new MS Holiday gift/craft issue (I'm not sure of the title, and it is not with me right now).  It also has quite a few cookie recipes in it, and they look different than the MSE recipes.  Have fun!

Canuck's picture

(post #62762, reply #30 of 56)

I bought the cookies and craft issues at the same time, and think I prefer the crafts. Those soaps and bath bombes look great. Did you see folding the dollar bill into a shirt? We tried that yesterday and couldn't do it at all.


Anyone know where to buy citric acid for the bath bombes?

deejeh's picture

(post #62762, reply #31 of 56)

If it's the same type of citric acid that's used when canning tomatoes, I found it at the Big Carrot.  It was a few years ago, though.  I'm pretty sure I've also seen it at the drugstore.


deej

Canuck's picture

(post #62762, reply #32 of 56)

Thanks! I'm over on the Danforth tonight, so I'll stop tonight.

jojo's picture

(post #62762, reply #33 of 56)

I think you can buy the citric acid in the canning supply section of the grocery store.  It is called Fruit Fresh or something like that.


 

madnoodle's picture

(post #62762, reply #34 of 56)

I didn't know there was a craft issue; I'll have to take a look for it.   I'm craft-impaired, but I get an urge to make stuff at this time of year.

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Canuck's picture

(post #62762, reply #35 of 56)

Yes, it's a holiday craft issue; red and white on the cover. The things that interest me seem doable, and they'll keep the kids busy. Win-win.

Adele's picture

(post #62762, reply #36 of 56)

Well, much to my dismay, I couldn't find the issue at Borders.  I was looking in the Cooking section of the mags.  Finally asked a clerk to help me.  She couldn't find it either and I INSISTED it was out, as it has been talked about the past week or more.  She went to the back.  During the half hour that it took her to come back, I found it under 'Arts & Crafts'.  I couldn't leave after I found it in 15 minutes, because she was so nice about going to the back to look for it.  :)


ANYWAY, some of the crafts are cool, esp. the sachets and the candle cover things that use the sewing machine.  As are the hand warmers.  She has meringue mice, which I will do for Miss Fiona, who apparently now has white mice.  Not to be a bad Aunty, but I hope to hell they die before I get home for Christmas.  Creep me out totally.


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!