Cherry Party Punch

BeveragesLooking at Cooking with Mildred Swift 3 cups hot water1/2 cup cup sugar2 packages cherry jello3 cups cold water1/2 cup lemon juice1 cup pineapple juice1/8 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon almond extract6 bottles chilled Dr. Pepper°few drops red coloring Combine hot water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add jello, stirring until well dissolved. … Continue reading Cherry Party Punch

Coconut Balls

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine, softened1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar1 tablespoon water2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup chopped pecansFrosting (recipe follows)1 (8 ounce) package shredded coconut Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in water and vanilla. Add flour, mixing well. Stir … Continue reading Coconut Balls

Orange Spice Cookies

Rolled and Sliced CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine1 1/2 cups sugar1 egg2 tablespoons corn syrup3 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 teaspoons ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1 tablespoon grated orange rind Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and syrup, beating until well blended. Combine … Continue reading Orange Spice Cookies

Nutmeg Refrigerator Cookies

Rolled and Sliced CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine2/3 cup sugar2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt1/4 Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stirin vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a … Continue reading Nutmeg Refrigerator Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Rolled and Sliced CookiesChristmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/2 cup molasses1 egg3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 cup buttermilkDecorator Frosting (page 40) Currants Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until … Continue reading Gingerbread Cookies

Spicy Date Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 2/3 cup shortening1 cup sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 cup warm water2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground cloves2 (8 ounce) packages chopped dates.1 cup chopped pecans Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, … Continue reading Spicy Date Cookies

Honey-Oatmeal Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine, softened1 cup sugar1/4 cup honey2 eggs1/2 cup commercial sour cream2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground ginger3 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked1 cup chopped dates Cream butter; gradually add sugar and honey, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. … Continue reading Honey-Oatmeal Cookies

Honey Drops

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 3/4 cup butter or margarine1 cup sugar1 egg, separated1 teaspoon grated orange rind1/4 cup honey2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground maceTinted flaked coconut Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually and sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and orange rind; beat well. Stir … Continue reading Honey Drops

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