Soft Christmas Cookies
Soft cut out sugar cookie that I have used for years. I sprinkle with colored sugar before baking or you could also try icing them when cool.
Sugar Cookie Icing
This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.
Russian Tea Cakes I
This is a family recipe that's been made at Christmas time by at least 4 generations. This year will be the first for number 5!!! 'Bubba' brought it with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!
Peanut Blossoms II
I make these every year for our annual cookie open house. We make about 15 to 20 different kinds of cookies and have a 4 hour open house with friends. We then prepare cookie trays to take to shut ins and freeze the rest to enjoy all year long. My husband helps with this four day project! He's retired ... and I'm partially retired. It has been a long standing tradition that we enjoy every year!
I needed something else to decorate a tree trunk cake, so baby hedgehogs seemed to be the perfect match.
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
The red and green make a great Christmas cookie. Have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe.
Royal Icing II
This recipe is the 'glue' that holds gingerbread houses together, and makes it still edible.
Citrus Shortbread Cookies
This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, one of the best cooks I know...and given that we're from south Louisiana, that's saying something. With the chopped up dried cranberries, these are as pretty as they are tasty.