Brown Sugar Spritz

Brown Sugar Spritz

National Teddy Bear Day Who knew there was a National Teddy Bear Day?  I did not know this but apparently, there is such a thing, and for National Teddy Bear Day,   Lynn from Happier Than A Pig In Mud made Brown Sugar Spritz, using her OXO Teddy Bear Disk for her cookies, (she also used butter rather than margarine), below is […]

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup shortening 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Dash of salt 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour   Method Cream shortening, add in sugar gradually.  Add egg, unbeaten; beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients, and extract. Fill a Mirro cooky press. Form cookies on ungreased cookie […]

Berlinerkranser

Berlinerkranser

Norwegian Butter Cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups soft shortening (half butter or margarine) 1 cup of sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 3 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 egg white, unbeaten Red and green decorating sugar Red cinnamon candies Red candied cherries, cut into pieces Citron, cut in strips Method In a […]

German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies

Mertizan Cookies Ingredients 1 pound of sweet almonds 1/2 pound of almond paste 1 1/2 pounds powdered sugar 2 egg whites Method Blanch the almonds and dry overnight. The next morning, grind them very find and mix in the almond paste. Sift the powdered sugar over them. Mix and knead to a stiff paste with […]

Chocolate Halfway Cookies

Chocolate Halfway Cookies

Ingredients Sift Together: 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Cream Together: 1 cup shortening 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon water 1 large package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips 3 egg whites 1 […]

Spice Drops

Spice Drops

Ingredients 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon mace 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground cardamom seed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon oil of anise 2 1/2 cups very fine granulated sugar […]

Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Cookies

Ingredients 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cups molasses 1/2 teaspoon vinegar   Confectioners’ Icing – white, red, and green Multicolored sprinkles Red cinnamon candies, silver dragees  Method Sift together the […]

Aunt Verda’s Fruitcake Cookie

Aunt Verda's Fruitcake Cookie

Ingredients 1 pound mixed candied fruit 1/2 cup flour (plain or self-rising) 1 pinch salt 1 can coconut (3.5 ounces) 2 cups chopped pecans 1 can sweetened condensed milk Method Dredge fruit in flour. Add salt, coconut, and nuts. Add milk and mix thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet; bake 25-30 minutes […]

Spiced Cookies

Spiced Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup molasses 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 1 cup chopped raisins 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 level teaspoon soda Flour to make a soft dough Method 1 cup molasses, 1/2 cup each butter, sugar, and milk, 1 beaten egg, 1 cup […]