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

Candy Cane Cookies

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1/3 cup finely crushed Peppermint candy1/3 cup sugar1/2 cup shortening1/2 cup butter or margarine, sortened1 cup sifted powdered sugar1 egg, lightly beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon almond extract2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon red food coloring Combine candy and 1/3 cup sugar in a small mixing bowl, mixing well. Set aside. … Continue reading Candy Cane Cookies

Frosted Apricot Jewels

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup sugar1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened1/2 cup flaked coconut1/2 cup apricot preservesFrosting (recipe follows)Pecan halves Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; cut in butter and cream cheese with … Continue reading Frosted Apricot Jewels

Coconut Diamonds

Bars and SquaresChristmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter, softened1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, divided1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided1 teaspoon salt, divided2 eggs, lightly beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 1/4 cups flaked coconut1/2 cup chopped pecansLemon Frosting Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1/2 cup brown sugar, beating until light … Continue reading Coconut Diamonds