Watch Cooking Channel

Top of the (Holiday Cookie) Swap

Graham Cookies Recipe

And we have a winner! We are pleased to announce that after testing and trying the top ten finalists in our Holiday Cookie Swap, we’ve determined whose cookie was Top of the Swap (drumroll, please…):

Congratulations to Maksimilian Tomov! His Graham Cookies Recipe and story was selected as our winner. He’ll be soaking up some sun when he travels to Florida for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

We want to thank everyone who entered and voted in our Holiday Cookie Swap. With your participation, we had over 300 entries and over 3,000 votes (who doesn’t love cookies?). Be sure to give Maksimilian’s cookie recipe a try yourself.

Maksimilian’s Graham Cookies
Makes about 25 cookies

One of the things I remember as a child is going to lots of weddings and eating a lot of delicious cookies. My mother was never very good at baking, so I always made sure I had enough cookies to keep me happy until the next event.

The weddings were a sort of a show-off and a silent contest for the best cookies. Nothing could make a woman happier than her empty tray! I liked most of the cookies, but it was the “Biscuit Balls” (that’s what they were called) that I just could not stop eating!

I decided to recreate this recipe by memory, trying to remember the sensation from the taste I experienced every time I popped one in my mouth. Trying to authentically reproduce this recipe was a little hard since the last time I tried them was about 25 years ago, I was a child and this all happened in Bulgaria (Eastern Europe).

While I wanted to keep the flavor of the cookies I deliberately changes few things. I swapped the original coating of the cookies, which was powder sugar ( I have never been a huge fan of it), for chocolate coating with coconut flakes. I thought that also gave the cookies more contemporary look!

Ingredients:
- 5oz Tea Biscuits (finely ground)
- 4oz Graham Crackers (finely ground)
- 5oz Butter (room temperature)
- 4oz Walnuts (finely chopped)
- 2oz Crystal Sugar
- 3 Tbsp Whole Milk
- 1 tsp Baking Cocoa Powder
- 7oz Nutella (melted in water bath)
- Coconut Flakes

Recipe:
In a bowl (or stand mixer) mix in the finely ground Tea biscuits and Graham crackers. Add softened butter.
Continue mixing while adding the walnuts, sugar and cocoa powder.

Mix in the last three very well. Start adding whole milk spoon by spoon. The mixture is ready when the sugar
crystals have dissolved.

Make small balls 1 – 1.25 inch in diameter. Put the balls in the fridge for 1 hour. Melt Nutella (in water bath) and
dip the balls into the chocolate first, and then the Coconut flakes. Do not make a very thick chocolate coat in
order to keep the biscuits flavor. Quickly return to fridge for another 1 hour before serving.

*Update: In response to your questions, we wanted to take a moment to explain how the winner was selected. The ten (10) eligible recipes that receive the highest number of total votes became finalists which were then tested and evaluated. The winner was selected:: (a) 25% based on taste; (b) 25% based on creativity; (c) 25% based on appearance; and (d) 25% based on practicality (per the rules).  Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

Tags:

Comments (2850)

  1. ibogaine posted 12/14/2012

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  2. Tiffani Gustafson posted 12/14/2012

    exceptional revealed…

    Lots pertaining to genuinely select articles making usage of this web web-site, preserved to offer the capacity to fav….

  3. CFD market investition posted 12/15/2012

    The Ships’s Voyages…

    I believe know-how just makes it even worse. Now there’s a channel to never care, now there is not going to become a probability for them to find out….

  4. hamster cage cheap posted 12/15/2012

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  5. mens health posted 12/16/2012

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  6. dog runs posted 12/16/2012

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  7. Limpeza de Carpetes Sorocaba posted 12/16/2012

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  8. Buy Herbal Incense Blends posted 12/16/2012

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  9. Potpourri Herbal Incense posted 12/17/2012

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  10. Magnetic Sponsoring Ebook posted 12/17/2012

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  11. convert itunes to kindle fire posted 12/17/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  12. auto insurance quotes posted 12/17/2012

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  13. Click Here posted 12/17/2012

    Woman of Alien…

    Ideal get the job done you’ve got carried out, this page is actually neat with superb data. Time is God’s method of preserving all the things from occurring at the same time….

  14. pevonia skin care products posted 12/17/2012

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  15. entrepreneur resources posted 12/18/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  16. Newton Leuhring posted 12/18/2012

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  17. Oil Painting Reproductions posted 12/18/2012

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  18. Impermeabilização Sorocaba posted 12/18/2012

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  19. ausas de la gastritis posted 12/18/2012

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  20. newport dunes posted 12/18/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  21. jolly rancher posted 12/19/2012

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  22. hostgator joomla posted 12/19/2012

    Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  23. desain logo murah posted 12/20/2012

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  24. fitness training class posted 12/20/2012

    The Silent Shard…

    This can possibly be rather beneficial for some within your job opportunities I decide to do not only with my website but…

  25. You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  26. expatriate taxes posted 12/21/2012

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  27. Cheap Car posted 12/21/2012

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  28. click here posted 12/21/2012

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  29. lida posted 12/21/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  30. Credit Card Consolidation posted 12/22/2012

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  31. Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  32. mma fitness drills posted 12/22/2012

    Souls in the Waves…

    Very good Morning, I just stopped in to go to your site and considered I’d say I enjoyed myself….

  33. Ringe selber fertigen online…

    [...] Uhren, Juwelen oder Kostenfreie Shop mit free Templaten, das alles bittet Coralfashion. Machen Sie sich auch Selbständig, ohne Möglichkeit. [...]…

  34. free sex webcam web site posted 12/22/2012

    Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  35. citation posted 12/22/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  36. Armbant posted 12/22/2012

    Halsketten im Netz selbst gestalten…

    [...] Uhren, Juwelen oder Kostenfreie Shop mit free Templaten, das alles bittet Coralfashion. Fabrizieren Sie sich auch Selbständig, ohne Vorgang. [...]…

  37. Debt Relief Australia posted 12/23/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  38. social networking posted 12/23/2012

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  39. Debt Solutions posted 12/23/2012

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  40. gadgets posted 12/23/2012

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  41. change management jobs posted 12/23/2012

    The Ships’s Voyages…

    I feel technology just makes it worse. Now there is a channel to under no circumstances treatment, now there wouldn’t become a chance for them to discover….

  42. blefaroplastia posted 12/23/2012

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  43. residences at emerald hill posted 12/23/2012

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  44. villa koh samui posted 12/23/2012

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  45. Photoshop Tutorial posted 12/24/2012

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  46. Student Loan Calculator posted 12/24/2012

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  47. Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  48. poker machine posted 12/25/2012

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  49. pokies online posted 12/25/2012

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  50. austin seo company posted 12/25/2012

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c