Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

The Roundup is here and it's time to share some favorite recipes with you. If you got here by just blog surfing, you need to begin with Lisa at qdPatooties and she'll get you started with her favorite yummy Christmas Cookie recipes. She'll then send you on your way to more recipes by giving you a link to the next Roundup "hostess."

This should be lots of fun and you'll gather at least a dozen cookie recipes...maybe more.

Thumbprint Cookies
Makes 4 Dozen Cookies
This recipe came from my mother's recipe box.
I have no idea where she got the recipe.

1-1/2 Cups of your favorite nuts, finely chopped
1 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
2 Eggs, separated
1 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Cups flour
1/2 Tsp. Salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix shortening, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour, add salt and blend together. Mix flour and shortening mixtures together. Roll dough into balls using about 1 Tsp. per ball. Beat egg whites slightly with a fork. Dip balls in egg whites, then roll balls in finely chopped nuts. Place on a cookie sheet about 1" apart. Bake 5 minutes and remove from oven. Press your thumb into each cookie. (These cookies are hot so you'll want to use a small spoon on melon baller to press into the cookies.) Fill indention with jelly or jam and return the cookies to the oven and bake an additional 8 minutes.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge
Makes 36 1-1/2 inch squares
The note on this card indicates it came from Opal S.
Combine in large sauce pan:
2 Cups Sugar
2/3 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Cocoa
2 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup
1/8 Tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Butter
3/4 Cup of your favorite coarsely chopped nuts (optional)

Stir over medium heat until chocolate melts and sugar dissolves. Cook at 234 degrees or until a little dropped in cold water forms a soft ball. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat. Add butter. Beat until thick and not glossy. Quickly stir in nuts and pour into a buttered 8- or 9-inch pans. When cool, cute into squares.

Russian Tea Cakes
Makes about 4 Dozen one-inch cookies
1 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Sifted Confectioner's Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla
2 1/4 Cups Flour
1/4 Tsp. Salt
3/4 Cup of your favorite finely chopped nuts

Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Stir flour and salt together; add to butter mixture and stir in nuts. Chill dough. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until set but not brown. While still warm, roll in confectioner's sugar. Cool. Roll in confectioner's sugar again.
I'm your last stop so gather those recipes and start baking.
And have a very Merry Christmas.

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