Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Recipe #12 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. This grand finale of our series is one of Kevin’s favorite cookies. And the lemon glaze adds a refreshing flavor – we mix them up; some glazed, and come plain.   Lemon Glaze:   In a large bowl, using an electric mixer…

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Brickle Drop Cookies

Recipe #11 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.   Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Beat butter, sugars, vanilla and salt in large bowl until blended. Add eggs, beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended….

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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Recipe #10 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Mix it up with different flavors of kiss candies.   In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until blended. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets….

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Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe #9 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. We cut out gingerbread boys, angels, bears and snowmen; and let the kids decorate.   Creamy Frosting Recipe:   Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except Creamy Frosting. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours…

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Easy Chocolate Fudge

Recipe #8 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Make a few pans, this fudge is a favorite.   Line loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches, with aluminum foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging on opposite sides. Grease foil. Mix granulated sugar and cocoa in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in butter, milk and…

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Peppermint Meringues

Recipe #7 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. These can be baked on Christmas Eve, and left in the oven overnight – to be opened for a Christmas morning surprise.   Place eggs whites in a large mixing bowl; let stand for 30 minutes. Beat egg whites with vanilla, cream…

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Two-Tone Spritz Chookies

Recipe #6 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Chocolate in the center of vanilla dough lends a new twist to a holiday classic cookie.   Melt chocolate in small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly; set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat…

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Mocha Crinkles

Recipe #5 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Chocolate and coffee, what could be better?   Beat brown sugar and oil in medium bowl with electric mixer. Mix in sour cream, egg and vanilla. Set aside. Mix flour, cocoa, espresso, baking soda, salt and pepper in another medium bowl. Add…

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Rose Water Sugar Cookies

Recipe #4 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. For Christmas, we cut these cookies in geometric shapes and frost to resemble snowflakes. Other times during the year for pastry tea parties, we use cookies cutters shaped as spoons and tea cups.   In a medium bowl, sift together the flour,…

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Rosettes

Recipe #3 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. In Norway they are sometimes stacked three high with whipped cream between each layer, then topped with fruit.   Beat eggs slightly with sugar and salt. Add milk and flour and beat until smooth. Heat rosette iron in hot lard or vegetable…

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