CHRISTMAS COOKIES

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What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
Maybe yours isn’t a cookie, but fudge or cheese ball…
Or some kind of bread.
For that matter, what is your favorite holiday food?
Why?
The thing that makes any of these delicacies special is the memory and feeling associated with them.
It’s so pleasant to remember when Mom used to make that pudding or mincemeat pie.

One of my favorite cookies that I only allow at Christmas is known by several names, including- Mexican Wedding Cakes or Nut Puffs.  I used to have a friend who called them, “death balls” because, “They’re death to any diet.”

They are on my list of things I like too well to make, because it’s so hard to leave them alone.  As cookies go, they’re simple:

1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (If you bake properly and use unsalted butter)
More powdered sugar

You know the drill right:  Cream the butter and sugar together, ad the vanilla and cream a bit more; sift the flour and salt; then mix them into the butter mixture.  Add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky; refrigerate for 1/2 hour if it’s too soft.  Drop in teaspoon-sized balls on a cookie sheet and bake at 375-400 for about 8-10 minutes.

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While warm, roll in powdered sugar; allow to cool.  (At least to the point that you can pick them up without burning your fingers!)

Then, get a large glass of milk or a cup of something hot.
Sit down and enjoy.

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Hmmm, pretty much butter, flour and sugar; yet soooo yummy!

Are you baking this holiday season???

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2 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS COOKIES

  1. Great recipe- ultimately you find, most cookies have the same basic ingredients and even the same methodology but it is the amount of love, effort and toppings that make the difference ?
    Susie

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