French Cookies

Shaped Christmas Cookies 5 eggs, separated6 3/4 cups all-purpose flour2 cups sugar2 cups firmly packed brown sugar1/8 teaspoon powder2 cups butter, melted1 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat egg yolks in a small mixing bowl until thick and lemon colored; set aside. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a medium mixing bowl until foamy; set aside. Combine … Continue reading French 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

Raspberry Cookies

Shaped Christmas Cookies 2 cups butter or margarine, softened1/2 cup sugar2 teaspoons almond extract4 cups all-purpose1 teaspoon saltSesame seedsRaspberry preserves Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add almond extract, flour, and salt; mix well. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and chill 1 hour. Shape dough into 1-inch … Continue reading Raspberry Cookies

Ambrosia Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine1 cup sugar1 cup firmly packed brown sugar2 eggs, well beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup flaked coconut1 1/2 cups quick-cooking or regular oats. uncooked1 cup chopped pecans2 cups raisins or chopped … Continue reading Ambrosia Cookies

Sour Cream Rocks

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/3 cup commercial sour cream3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar3 eggs2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 cup raisins1 cup pecan halves Dissolve soda in sour cream; stir well. Set aside. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl. Gradually … Continue reading Sour Cream Rocks

Jiffy Chocolate Bars

Christmas Cookies 1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup vegetable oil1 egg2 tablespoons milk1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate, melted1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup finely chopped pecans Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Combine oil, egg, milk, melted chocolate, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl, stirring well. Make … Continue reading Jiffy Chocolate Bars