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Recipe: Fruitcake Christmas Cookies

Recipe: Fruitcake Christmas Cookies


1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. pitted dates, chopped
3 c. pecans, chopped
1 (8 oz.) pkg. candied pineapple, chopped
1 (8 oz.) pkg. candied cherries, quartered

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add the rest. Drop on lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 13 minutes.

ICING: Combine melted margarine, confectioners’ sugar and anise flavoring to make a thin icing.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Bars

Recipe: Pumpkin Bars


4 eggs
1 c. vegetable oil
2 c. sugar
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon*
1/2 tsp. ginger*
1/2 tsp. ground cloves*
1/2 tsp. nutmeg*
4-ounces cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/4 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. Using a wire whisk, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices; add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Pour into greased and floured jelly roll pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract, gradually add powdered sugar. Frost cooled cake. Cut into bars.

* May substitute all these ingredients with 1 tablespoon and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

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Recipe: Cookie Press Peppermint Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

Recipe: Cookie Press Peppermint Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

3/4 c Margarine or butter
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 Egg yolk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 ts almond extract
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
green food coloring

For easy passage through the cookie press, do not chill any Spritz dough. Hold the cookie press upright over the cookie sheet EXCEPT when making bars.

Beat margarine or butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder and beat till combined. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and almond extract and beat till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.

Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Tint dough with green food coloring.

Force the dough through a cookie press onto an ungreased cool cookie sheet using a tree template. Bake in a 400 oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.
 
For filling: combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons softened margarine or butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint sticks. Stir in enough milk (2 to 3 tablespoons) to make of spreading consistency. Spread 1 teaspoon filling each on the flat side of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, flat side down. Makes about 36.

Recipe: Pumpkin Drop Cookies for Thanksgiving

These yummy cookies will make great treats for your family this Thanksgiving.

2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheets with non-stick spray or grease with vegetable oil. In a bowl, combine flour, oats, and cinnamon and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, white and brown sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. Add flour mixture and pumpkin alternately, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate morsels. Drop by tablespoonfuls, 2-inches apart, on prepared baking sheets.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until firm and lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a rack.

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Recipe: Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe: Candy Cane Cookies

3/4 c Margarine or butter
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 Egg yolk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 ts almond extract
1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/4 c. ground hazelnuts (filberts)

Beat margarine or butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder and beat till combined. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and almond extract and beat till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.

Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. If desired, tint dough with food coloring.

Using a pastry bag fitted with a wide tip, pipe 2-inch-long candy cane shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 400 oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.
 
Cool on cookie sheet about 1 minute; remove and cool completely. Drizzle with pink cookie frosting. Makes 36.

Cookie Frosting: Combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar with enough milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) to make frosting of spreading or piping consistency. If desired, stir in a few drops food coloring. Makes about 1/2 cup.

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Recipe: Italian Christmas Cookies 2

Recipe: Italian Christmas Cookies 2


1 c. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 1/2 tsp. anise extract
4 c. flour, sifted once with 4 tsp.
baking powder
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
6 eggs

Mix all ingredients in large bowl until a dough consistency. Roll in a little flour to handle and break off small pieces. Roll and twist. Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan at 350 degrees. Cookies will be very light after baking.

ICING:

Confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 1/2 tsp. anise extract
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
A little milk

Mix and dip cookies in icing. Allow to dry before handling. Yield about 4-5 dozen.

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