Walnut Wafers

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 2 eggs1 1/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup chopped walnuts Beat eggs in a medium mixing bowl until thickened and tripled in volume; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla, mixing … Continue reading Walnut Wafers

Pecan Crispies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 2 egg whites1 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/4 cup all-purpose flour2 cups pecan halves Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a medium mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Gradually sprinkle sugar over beaten whites; continue to beat until well blended. Fold in flour and pecans. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches … Continue reading Pecan Crispies

German Pecan Brittles

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup shortening1 cup sugar1 cup firmly packed brown sugar2 eggs2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon saltcup corn flakes cereal, crushed1 cup chopped pecans1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Sift together flour, baking … Continue reading German Pecan Brittles

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1/2 cup shortening1 1/3 cups sugar2 eggs1 cup mashed, cooked pumpkin1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon lemon extract1 teaspoon grated lemon rind2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1 cup raisins1/2 cup chopped pecansLemon Buttercream Frosting (optional) Cream shortening … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Carrot-Orange Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 3/4 cup shortening3/4 cup sugar1 cup mashed, cooked carrots1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 teaspoon orange extract2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup chopped pecans Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add carrots, egg, vanilla, and orange extract; beat … Continue reading Carrot-Orange Cookies

Lizzies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 4 eggs2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)1 teaspoon baking soda3 tablespoons milk2/3 cup bourbon1 pound chopped raisins or chopped dates1 (8 ounce) package candied cherries, chopped1 (8 ounce) package candied pineapple, … Continue reading Lizzies

Christmas Fruitcake Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter, softened1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 (8 ounce) packages chopped pitted dates3 cups chopped pecans1 (8 ounce) package candied yellow pineapple, chopped1 (8 ounce) package candied red cherries, cut into quarters Cream butter: gradually add sugar, beating until … Continue reading Christmas Fruitcake Cookies

Fruitcake Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup shortening2 cups firmly packed brown sugar2 eggs4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt2/3 cup buttermilk1 cup chopped pecans1 cup candied cherries, cut into quarters2 cups chopped dates1 cup chopped candied fruit and peelRed or green cherry halvesPecan halves Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add Eggs; beat … Continue reading Fruitcake Cookies

Easy Fruitcake Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar4 eggs, beaten3 cups all-purpose flour, divided1 teaspoon baking soda3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom2 cups chopped pecans1 (8 ounce) package candied pineapple, chopped1/4 pound candied orange rind, chopped1/4 pound candied lemon rind, chopped Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, … Continue reading Easy Fruitcake Cookies