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Community Picks — Holiday Confections

November  3, 2011

Coconut Jumbles Cocoa Nib Brittle

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  • Community-Tested Editors' Pick Candidates (these are the ones we want you to test)
  • Deirdre's Coconut and Sesame Shortbread
  • Sossie Beile's Little Cherry Crumb Cake
  • Orange-Pecan-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  • Rosemary Pecan Caramels
  • Cocoa Nib Brittle
  • Almond Joy "Truffles"
  • Coconut Milk Caramels
  • Maple Cream Buckeyes
  • Chocolate-Granola Bark
  • Chocolate Salami
  • Dry Bones Cookies Southern Style
  • Serinakaker
  • Everyone's Favorite White Cookies
  • Nutella Shortbread Brownies
  • Santa's Favorite Black and White Cookies
  • Coconut Jumbles
  • Test Kitchen Fudge
  • Quince Kolacky


  • 67 Comments

    sunstan November 5, 2011
    Everyone's Favorite White Cookie. My daughter and I would love to test them. I bake, she tests....
     
    Kitchen B. November 4, 2011
    :-), love the 'you-snooze-you-lose' phrase!
     
    luvcookbooks November 3, 2011
    I see now that the quince recipe dilemna was already neatly solved... so thrilled tha tquince is getting publicity...
     
    luvcookbooks November 3, 2011
    trying to request the quince kolacky <br />have quinces, will test, having trouble getting this to add
     
    luvcookbooks November 3, 2011
    have quinces, will test kolacky if not already called
     
    fiveandspice November 3, 2011
    Good heavens! This is a you snooze you loose sort of group isn't it?! It's probably better for me not to be testing anything, since the last thing I need this weekend is a sugar high. Thanks Niknud or HLA - whichever of you actually winds up making them! - for testing my cookies!
     
    fiveandspice November 3, 2011
    Good heavens! This is a you snooze you loose sort of group isn't it?! It's probably better for me not to be testing anything, since the last thing I need this weekend is a sugar high. Thanks Niknud or HLA - whichever of you actually winds up making them! - for testing my cookies!
     
    VanessaS November 3, 2011
    Thanks for testing them!
     
    hardlikearmour November 3, 2011
    Good news, Niknud! I got quince so I will make the kolacky if you will make the serinaker!
     
    lorigoldsby November 3, 2011
    Thank you HBH! I hope you enjoy them!
     
    lorigoldsby November 3, 2011
    Sorry that I missed a chance to test! Thank you for the CP nom!
     
    JessicaBakes November 3, 2011
    Enjoy!!
     
    VanessaS November 3, 2011
    Hmm, you could use apples or pears (with less water and less cooking time), but it won't turn pink and won't be as thick, and I can't guarantee that it would end up well, so I'm not sure.....
     
    hardlikearmour November 3, 2011
    They sort of look like a hybrid between a yellow apple and a pear.
     
    Niknud November 3, 2011
    Thanks, hla! Keep me posted - I'll check back in a bit! Mind uploading a picture of a quince at some point so I don't feel so foolish again....at least as far as this is concerned.
     
    hardlikearmour November 3, 2011
    Niknud, I need to go to the grocery today, and if they have quinces (which is a possibility as the grocer I use generally does carry them in season) I will make the kolacky and you can do the serinakaker. I'll report back in a couple of hours!
     
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    victoriaspencer November 3, 2011
    Sorry I missed that hardlikearmour had already called them, we're having some tech difficulties with comments today. Apologies <br />And Niknud, quince kolacky are still available if you can get your hands on some quince.
     
    Dabblings November 3, 2011
    Thanks for testing my recipe. I hope you like them as much as we do :)
     
    Niknud November 3, 2011
    Not sure the elusive fruit is available in my neck of the woods. Ok, ok, I admit...I've never laid eyes on a quince before and wouldn't recognize one if it bit me in the tush. Wouldn't want to substitute anything since it's such a big part of the recipe. They sound delicious, but if I can't lay hands on the key ingredient I should probably pass. Unless, of course VanessaS gives the green light for a substitute (and can suggest one!). :)
     
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    victoriaspencer November 3, 2011
    Sorry I missed that hardlikearmour had already called them, we're having some tech difficulties with comments today. Apologies <br />And Niknud, quince kolacky are still available if you can get your hands on some quince.