Lebkuchen Bars

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1 egg, beaten1 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/2 cup molasses1/2 cup honey3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon ground cloves3/4 cup chopped candied cherries1/2 cup toasted slivered almondsLemon Frosting Combine egg and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Stir in … Continue reading Lebkuchen Bars

Jam Kolaches

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened1 1/4 cups all-package cream cheese. softened1 1/4 cups all-purpose flourAbout 1/4 cup strawberry jam1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar Cream butter and cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, mixing well. Roll dough to 1/8 … Continue reading Jam Kolaches

German Christmas Cookies

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1 cup honey3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar1 egg, beaten1 tablespoon lemon juice2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1/4 cup finely chopped almonds1/3 cup finely chopped candied citronCandied red cherry halvesWhole blanched almonds1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted … Continue reading German Christmas Cookies

Greek Holiday Cookies

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1 (6 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, undrained1 cup chopped pecans1/4 cup quince jelly1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 1/2 teaspoons Cognac2 cups all purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 cup shortening5 to 6 tablespoons cold waterMaraschino cherry halves, drained1/2 cup sugar1 cup water2 tablespoons honey1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice Drain cherries, reserving liquid, and chop. Combine chopped … Continue reading Greek Holiday Cookies

Grecian Date Rolls

ForeignChristmas Cookies 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened1 cup sugar, divided1 egg yolk3 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup milk2 (8 ounce) packages pitted dates1 cup chopped pecans2 egg whites, lightly beaten Cream butter; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk; beat well. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture alternately with … Continue reading Grecian Date Rolls

Fattigmands Bakkelse

ForeignChristmas Cookies 3/4 cup sugar2 eggs8 egg yolks3 tablespoons brandy1 cup whipping cream5 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cardamomVegetable oilPowdered sugar Combine 3/4 cup sugar, eggs, egg yolks, and brandy; beat until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add whipping cream; beat well. Sift together flour and cardamom; add to sugar mixture, 1/2 cup at a … Continue reading Fattigmands Bakkelse

Dutch Fruit Cookies

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine2/3 cup sugar1/2 cup light corn syrup1 egg, beaten1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit1 cup chopped toasted blanched almonds1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Cream butter in a … Continue reading Dutch Fruit Cookies

Bizcochos

ForeignChristmas Cookies 2 cups lard, softened2 cups sugar, divided2 egg yolks5 cups all-purpose flour3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided1 tables anise seeds1 cup Sauterne or other sweet wine Cream lard in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, beating until well blended. Combine flour, 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Bizcochos

Alsatian Plum Cookies

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening2 cups sugar3 egggs1 (8 ounce) package pitted dates1 1/2 cups chopped pecans1 1/2 cups raisins1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1 tablespoon half and half4 cups all-purpose flour Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating … Continue reading Alsatian Plum Cookies