Santa Claus Fun

Santa Claus Fun

Cookies

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 thick. To make canes, lay a red and a white strip next to each other; […]

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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 that are the result will amaze the children and establish your reputation as a Christmas […]

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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 dates with nut halves. Cream shortening, sugar till light; beat in egg. Sift dry ingredients; […]

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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. Add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Chill about 1 hour. Drop by half teaspoon-fuls onto […]

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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 ¼ cup shelled walnuts, chopped Heat honey in small saucepan till it just comes to […]

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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 together. Add molasses and corn syrup; mix well. Add sifted, dry ingredients; knead until smooth. […]

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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, add sugar gradually and cream until light. Add egg and flavoring. Add flour mixture, about […]

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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 butter with pastry blender. Break egg into measuring cup. If it does not measure ¼ […]

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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 on floured board with palms of hands to size of pencil. Cut in 5-inch lengths, […]

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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 dissolved. Continue boiling, without stirring, until a little of the mixture dropped in cold water […]

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