Posts By: Susan Axelrod
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    Tea Cookies

    Submitted by Cindy Rogers Makes about 2 dozen cookies. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, plus more for dusting 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup very finely chopped walnuts (they should look like coarse crumbs and powder) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon fine salt Preheat oven to 325 In… Read on

    Posted: November 29, 2012
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    Raggedy Annes

    Submitted by Cheryl Stitham White This is basically a sugar cookie dough with un-crushed corn flakes folded in. The dough will be chunky. You need to be sure to coat all the flakes with some of the dough. With the raisins and cornflakes in them, you can actually eat them for breakfast! Yield: ( depending… Read on

    Posted: November 29, 2012
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    Grandma’s Gingersnaps

    Submitted by Patti K. Trygg 3/4 cup Crisco shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 teaspoons baking soda Extra sugar for rolling dough balls Preheat oven to 350; place… Read on

    Posted: November 29, 2012
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    Chocolate-Covered Bacon Cookies

    Submitted by Jessica Lynn Kalloch Yields about 3 dozen Ingredients: 12 ounces of thick-cut good bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less depending on your taste) 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup reserved… Read on

    Posted: November 29, 2012
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    Christmas Anise Cookies

    Submitted by Eleanor Marro Chatto Makes about 2 ½ dozen depending on size of cut-outs. 2 cups flour, plus more for rolling 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vegetable shortening ½ cup sugar 3 eggs 1 ½ teaspoon anise extract Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in… Read on

    Posted: November 29, 2012
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    Nana’s Toffee Bars

    Submitted by Diana Levin Bars: 1 cup butter 1  cup light brown sugar 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon real vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cup King Arthur flour Topping: 12 ounces Ghirardelli 60% chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use toasted pecans) Preheat oven to 350. Mix bar recipe  in order given and… Read on

    Posted: November 29, 2012
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    Holiday Hermits

    Submitted by Jean Barstow Ingredients: 3/4 cup Crisco 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 3/4 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/4 cup flour 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries decorative sugars or sprinkles Preheat oven to 350. Beat together Crisco and sugar until light and… Read on

    Posted: November 28, 2012
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    Cheesecake Bars

    Submitted by Carol Ann Gagnon Preheat oven to 350. Crust: 1 3/4 cup chopped almonds 7 tablespoons brown sugar 7 tablespoons butter, melted Mix ingredients together and spread in 8×8 greased pan. Filling: 1 8 ounce bar of cream cheese softened 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon… Read on

    Posted: November 28, 2012
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    Sables

    Submitted by Robin Webber 2 cups all purpose flour 2/3 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons for rolling (in this recipe I used colored decorator sugar) 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature (plus extra for greasing cookie sheets) 1 large egg Combine flour and sugar in medium bowl.  Work  butter into flour mixture with hands,… Read on

    Posted: November 28, 2012
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    Scottish Shortbreads

    Submitted by Heather Francis 1 cup butter (salted works fine) 1 cup brown sugar (packed) 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 1/2  to 3 cups flour Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar well. Add egg yolk and vanilla, beat til combined. Blend in flour, starting… Read on

    Posted: November 26, 2012