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1 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. finely chopped nuts
sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Stir flour and salt together; blend in.
Mix in nuts. Chill dough for about 1 hour. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet,
cookies do not spread. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until set but not brown.
While still warm, roll in more powdered sugar. Cool, then roll in
powdered sugar again.
1/2 c. butter or margarine
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
food coloring, if desired
1 1/2 c. flour
1/8 tsp. salt
fillings: maraschino cherries, pitted dates, nuts, chocolate pieces
Icing:1 c. powdered sugar, 2 1/2 tsp. cream or milk, 1 tsp vanilla and red, green or yellow food coloring if desired.
Toppings: chopped nuts, coconut, shaved chocolate, colored sugar or sprinkles
sugar, vanilla and food coloring if desired. Blend flour and salt in
thoroughly by hand. If dough is too dry, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. cream.
Heat oven to 350
degrees. For each cookie, wrap 1 level Tablespoonful of dough around
one of a filling piece. Bake 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet 12
to 15 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool; dip tops of cookies
in Icing. Add one of the suggested toppings if desired.
These are YUMMY to serve with coffee or hot chocolate or hot tea around the holidays!
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Sift together flour, soda and salt. Cream margarine or butter,
peanut butter and sugars. Add milk, vanilla and egg and mix. Add dry
ingredients and mix thoroughly. Shape by rounded teaspoonfuls into
balls. Roll ball in additional granulated sugar and place on ungreased
cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and place a
Kiss on top of each cookie, pressing down so that cookie cracks a bit
around the edge. Return to oven and bake 2 - 4 minutes longer. Remove
to rack to cool.
My Scottish grandmother and my mother made these for Christmas cookie trays.
In medium mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add egg; mix
well. Sift together frour, cream of tartar and bakind soda. Add to
creamed mixture. Mix well. Roll out dough on floured surface to
about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out with 2 inch round or fluted cookie
cutter. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10 to 12
minutes. Cookies do not brown. When cool, spread a cookie bottom with
jam and top with another cookie, bottoms together. Repeat with all
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Spread icing on each
cookie. Top with 1/2 candied cherry or small cinnamon red hot candy.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
Quick, easy, and a nice not-so-sweet treat. Use colored sugars for the holidays.
Cream butter, add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy.
Mix flour and salt and add gradually and mix well. Press into 2
ungreased 8 x 8 square pan or 1 9 x 13 ungreased pan. Prick with fork
and sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 - 35
minutes until light brown. Cut into small squares while warm.
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