Christmas cookies

Gramma’s Italian Totes
Gary D.
Gramma's Italian Totes
6 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cups cocoa
1 tbsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. black pepper (I usually add a little more)
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 lb. lard or shortening
1 pint milk
1 cup of each: raisins, walnuts and almonds
Sift dry ingredients together…
Jane Harvey’s Cutout Cookies
Nancy Sekuterski
Jane Harvey's Cutout Cookies
Makes 4 dozen
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine
1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Sift together first three ingredients...
Cherry Tassies
Lisa Gigliotti
Cherry Tassies
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely crushed striped round peppermint candies (about 18)
48 red maraschino cherries with stems, drained
Aunt Gertrude’s Parisian Christmas Wafers
Hi, it's Laura Daniels. I chose Denise Zaffalon’s Aunt Gertrude’s Parisian Christmas Wafers because of the unique spin on the traditional “cookie”. Plus, admittedly, if you creme-fill anything, I’m apt to try it!&n…
Sea Salt and Caramel Treasures
Hey, it's Heather Davis, and I chose Tammy Comerate’s Sea Salt and Caramel Treasures. I recently discovered the deliciousness of caramel and sea salt together, and now it is my most favorite food EVER!
Tammy Comerate
Sea Salt and Caramel Treasures
Hazelnut Stars
Diane McMullen
Hazelnut Stars
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups finely ground hazelnuts
A pinch of baking powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 package (Dr. Oetker) vanilla sugar
11 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 tbsp. raspberry jelly (melted slightly in microwave till spreadable) or chocolate /…
Italian Chocolate Cookies
Kate Cullen
Italian Chocolate Cookies
17 1/2 cups flour
4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. cloves
7 tbsp. baking powder
10 ounces of grape jelly
2 bags of chocolate chips
1 dozen eggs
2 lbs. Crisco
Mix sugar and Crisco until creamy, beat in eggs and jelly...
Chocolate Nut Dream Bars
Linda Martin
Chocolate Nut Dream Bars
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (room temp.)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
Combine sugar and butter. Mix in vanilla, salt, then the flour. Press over bottom of 19x9-inch pan...
Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Susan Marmion
Sugar Cookie Cutouts
1 cup sweet butter (NEVER margarine!)
1 1/2 cups sugar
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sour cream (never fat free or low fat...
Sugar Cutouts
Coleen Smith
I make the best sugar cutouts. I have over 900 cookie cutters -- something for every occasion, and if I don't have one, I make a template out of cardboard and trace around it with a paring knife.
So here is my recipe.
Sugar Cutouts
1 cup of butter (softened -- only unsalted butter…
Peach Cookies
Karen Cwalina
Peach Cookies
-3 eggs
-2 cups sugar
-1 cup vegetable oil
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-4 tsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1 cup milk
-6 cups flour
Filling is peach jam. Decoration is peach liqueur, yellow and red food coloring , sugar and mint leaves or other green stems...
Chocolate and Vanilla Chip Biscotti
Christina Priola
Chocolate and Vanilla Chip Biscotti
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter softened
3 eggs
1 cup white vanilla chips

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