the christmas cookie recipes are in!

Jules —  December 8, 2006

Grandma Cobb’s Butter Cookies

from Kandis

6-7 dozen

3 cups sugar
3/4 pound (3 sticks) butter
2 egg YOLKS
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups BREAD flour

Gradually cream 1 cup sugar into soft butter. Add egg YOLKS and vanilla. Mix well. Add flowr, gradually. Decide whether you want to use the dough in a ookie press, or roll it out and use cookie cutter or slice cookes. Shape the dough accordingly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to bake. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Form dough into cookies, using whatever method you chose, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Do not let them get brown. Use spatula to remove and place on rack to cool. When cool, dip in remaining sugar or powderd sugar…..
She would make this cookie as crust for my strawberry shortcake.

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Kandi’s Jam Thumb Print Cookies
Yields 5 dozen

3/4 pound (3 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 egg YOLKS
3& 3/4 cups all-pourpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Any tart preserves ( red plum, strawberry, gooseberry)… Nothing with seeds…..

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg YOLKS. Sift flour and salt; blend into butter mixture. Add vanilla. Chill dough thoroughly. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Make indentation in center of each with thumb; fill with preserves (jelly will also work, but preserves tastes better).

Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove to rack to finish cooling.
These keep well in a tightly closed container.
Plum and gooseberry taste best for me. Ian likes the tart red plum preserves in his…..

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Kandi’s Lemon Snow Bars

Stir together:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture clings together. Press into 8×8 pan ungreased. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

In mixer bowl:
Beat 2 eggs
Then add 3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbs Minute Maid Lemon Juice,
Beat until thick and smooth.

Stir together:
2 Tbs flour 1/4 tsp. Baking powder then
Add to egg/lemon mixture. Blend, pour over baked layer. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Sift sugar over top. Cool and cut into bars.
Yields 20 bars.

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Aunt Tootsies bestest Peanut Butter cookies.

Everyone including my 3 grandkids love them. The mail man always gets a sack too!

Stir:
1 C. brown sugar
2 lg. Eggs
Add:
1/2C. Margarine
1/2C. Lard (Shortening don’t give it the flavor)
3/4C. Peanut Butter
1C. White Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Teaspoons Soda, in 1 Tablespoon hot water
(mix in jigger glass)
Mix well the above ingredients and add:
3 C Flour
Drop by teaspoon fulls on cookie sheet and press with fork or bottom of glass with sugar.
Bake 350 degrees till golden

Don’t forget to put about 8 in a zip lock and put in the box for the mailman.

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Aunt Marilyn’s Green Christmas Holly Cookie

1 stick butter
40 large marshmallows
1 t. vanilla
3 t. green food coloring (not the gel)
4 1/2 cups of corn flakes
bag of redhots

melt butter, marshmallows ~ add vanilla & food color (I add more for a darker green) Then add 1 cup at a time the cornflakes & stir. Drop onto wax paper and add redhots immediately so they will stick, just 2or3 to the top of each cookie.
Stack in a circle wreath shape when cooled.

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Tassie Cups with Lemon Curd Filling Recipe

Show: Paula’s Home Cooking
Episode: Paula’s Sweet Shop

Tassie Cups:
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Lemon Curd Filling:
3 large lemons, zested and juiced
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the Tassie Cups: Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Form the pastry into 24 small balls; press with fingers into the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly browned.

For the Filling: Place the zest and sugar in a food processor and process until combined. Add the lemon juice and eggs and process until smooth. Slowly add the butter to the mixture, pulsing as you go.

Place the mixture in the top of a double boiler and cook over simmering water for about 5 minutes, until thick and sugar has dissolved.

Remove tassie cups from muffin tins, spoon lemon curd in the center and serve.
PAULA DEAN

Cook’s Note: Lemon curd will keep in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks

Julie
I tasted these at work a few weeks ago and could not quit eating them. They are tiny but AWESOME. If anyone likes lemon they should try this recipe.

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Whenever we went to the Farm for Christmas, my Grandma always had these in a pretty glass candy dish in her living room. We LOVED them! You might consider this more a candy than a cookie, but they are awesome!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Drops made by Karen’s Grandma

2 C Peanut Butter
1 Stick butter
1 lb Powdered Sugar
3 C. Rice Krispies

Mix all ingredients together and form into balls.

Melt:
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bar of paraffin (optional, the paraffin makes them harden a little better and not be so sticky if you leave them out.)

Dip balls into the chocolate and put on wax paper.

I’m not sure how many these make.

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This is a delicious recipe I recently tried at my ladies bible study. The lady who brought them shared the recipe. I can’t wait to try them. They are a must have with coffee or milk. ~Jules

OREO BALLS

1 package Oreos
12 ounces cream cheese
1 package vanilla almond bark

Crush oreos with food processor or put in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin.

Mix with softened cream cheese. Roll into one inch balls and freeze until very firm.

Melt vanilla almond bark in microwave oven or use double boiler.

Dip oreo balls in almond bark using toothpicks or skewers to help hold — put them on waxed paper or foil.

Cool to set firmly in refrigerator or freezer.

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Here is Nita’s (my mom’s) recipe for Persimmon Cookies. We used to put a blanket on the ground under a neighbor’s tree. We’d shake the branches and collect all the persimmons for Mom’s cookies.

1 c. melted oleo
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c. mashed persimmons
2c. flour, 1/2 t. bk. soda, 1/2 t. salt, 1 t. cinnamon, 1/4 t. cloves or nutmeg, & nuts to taste. Cream: oleo, sugar, eggs. Then add persimmon, flour, soda, salt cinnamon, cloves, nuts. Mix. If mix seems to dry add 1/2 c. milk. Drop on greased cookie sheet Bake 10 min. 350

Jules

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7 responses to the christmas cookie recipes are in!

  1. Makes me hungary just looking at the recipes :drool I’ve got to try all of these, well except for mine, they are in the cookie Jar now. :indeed

  2. Looks like some good recipes you got there. Nice you can get them all together. I know I should have put Nita’s on your post, but we don’t hear from her so I wanted to post her pic. least we forget her. Maybe she’ll get a puter some day.

  3. I need to do some baking soon so this post is Great. But I don’t know which one to try first–they all sound yummy.

  4. Ask Trish about my Peanut Butter cookies, they took a sack to eat on the way back home to Punkies. They enjoyed the cinnamon rolls although I was not happy about how they turned out.

  5. She is too hard on herself, the peanut butter cookies and cinnamin rolls are to die for terrific!

  6. I have not made some of these recipes for such a long time. It’s good to see them again. It will be fun to make different cookies than chocolate chip which is my favorite.

    I do have a recipe for carrot cookies, but did not know if it would be a Christmas goodie. It taste better then one would think since it is made with carrots.