Candy Cane Cookies

Make Christmas Cookie dough. Before chilling dough, divide and add about ½ teaspoon red food coloring to half of it. When chilled, pinch off pieces of dough and roll each into ropelike strips 6 inches long and about ½ inch …[Continue]

Christmas Cookies

Here are some cookies to hang on the tree, so festive and beautiful that they ought to be looked at a long time before they’re gobbled up. The basic recipe is simple and standard, but the canes and three-dimensional stars …[Continue]

Stuffed Date Drops

1 pound (about 70) pitted dates1 3-ounce package pecan or walnut halves¼ cup shortening¾ cup medium-brown sugar 1 egg1¼ cups sifted enriched flour½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup sour cream 1 recipe Golden Frosting Stuff …[Continue]

Swiss Almond Drops

3 eggs¼ teaspoon saltl½ cups sugar½ cup sifted flour l½ cups almonds, blanched, toasted, ground1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate pieces, finely groundl½ teaspoons vanilla Beat eggs and salt well; gradually add sugar, and continue beating until very thick and lemon-colored. …[Continue]

Fruit Cookies

â…“ cup strained honey½ cup brown sugarl eggl½ teaspoons lemon juice, fresh, canned, or frozenl½ cups flour, enriched all-purpose¼ teaspoon baking sodaâ…› teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg¼ teaspoon clovesâ…“ cup seedless raisins, chopped¼ cup candied pineapple, chopped …[Continue]

Danish Ginger Star

1 cup butter½ cup granulated sugar½ cup light brown sugar, packedâ…“ cup molasses â…” cup light corn syrup4½ cups sifted flour1 teaspoon soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon each ginger and cinnamon½ teaspoon cloves thin confectioners’ sugar frosting Cream butter and sugars …[Continue]

Holiday Cookies

2½ cups enriched all-purpose flour½ teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon salt1 cup shortening¾ cup sugarl egg1 teaspoon almond or lemon flavoringgumdrops, candied fruit, red sugar or multicolored decorating candy Sift flour, measure; add baking powder and salt, sift again. Cream shortening, …[Continue]

German Spritz

2¼cups sifted flour¾ cup sugar¼ teaspoon baking powder few grains salt1 Cup butter or margarine1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla red and green candied cherries ¼. cup semisweet chocolate pieces confectioners’ sugar frosting ¼ cup chopped nuts Sift dry ingredients. Cut in …[Continue]

Danish Rings

2cups sifted flour½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar1 egg¾cup soft butter1 teaspoon vanillaâ…” cup almonds, finely ground Combine all ingredients; knead on lightly floured board until dough no longer clings to hands. Cut off small pieces of dough, and roll …[Continue]

Divinity Drops

2 cups sugar½ cup water½ cup light corn syrupâ…› teaspoon salt2 egg whites½ teaspoon vanilla¼cup chopped seedless raisins¼cup chopped candied cherries and citron halved candied cherries Combine sugar, water, and syrup in saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar is …[Continue]