Swedish Christmas Cookies

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened1/4 cup sugar1 egg separated1 tablespoon grated orange rind1 tablespoon lemon juice2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup cake flour18 candied cherries, halved Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add orange rind, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt; beat thoroughly. … Continue reading Swedish Christmas Cookies

Cherry Pecan Balls

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1 cup shortening1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened1 cup sugar1 egg1 teaspoon almond extract2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 3/4 cups finely chopped pecans36 maraschino cherries, halved Cream shortening and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat … Continue reading Cherry Pecan Balls

New England Gingersnaps

Shaped Christmas Cookies 3/4 cup butter or margarine1 cup sugar1 egg1/4 cup molasses2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground clovesAdditional sugar Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses, and beat well. Sift together flour, … Continue reading New England Gingersnaps

Date-Nut Pinwheels

Rolled and Sliced CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 (8 ounce) package pitted dates chopped1 cup sugar1 cup hot water1 cup finely chopped walnuts1 cup butter or margarine, softened2 cups firmly packed brown sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar1/2 teaspoon salt Combine dates, sugar, and water in a … Continue reading Date-Nut Pinwheels

Lemon-Nut Refrigerator Cookies

Rolled and Sliced CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup shortening1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar1 egg1 tablespoon grated lemon rind2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup finely chopped walnuts Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, lemon rind, … Continue reading Lemon-Nut Refrigerator Cookies

Coconut Island Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate1/4 cup strong coffee1/2 cup shortening1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt2/3 cup commercial sour cream1 cup flaked coconut, dividedChocolate Frosting Heat chocolate and coffee in top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring until chocolate melts. … Continue reading Coconut Island Cookies