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Elfin Bites

Scotch Shortbread Sandy and crumbly, as the perfect shortbread should be. 1/2 pound butter (1 cup or two sticks; do not substitute margarine) 1/2 c. powdered sugar 2 c. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder Preheat the oven to 350*F (180*C). Cream the butter, then gradually add the sugar, beating well. Mix the […]

Nutmeg Logs

I’ve been making these cookies for Christmas since 1994. Nutmeg Logs 1 c. margarine or butter, room temperature 3/4 c. sugar 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp ground nutmeg (or 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg) 1/2 tsp. almond extract (or rum extract) 3 c. flour Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat margarine in a large […]

holiday icebox oatmeal cookies

These oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. Not a fancy cookie, but crispy delicious! I’m always glad to see some left over after the open house. I put a few in the freezer to enjoy later. Holiday Icebox Oatmeal Cookies Makes 6-8 dozen 2 c. margarine or butter, softened 2 c. confectioners’ sugar 2 […]

Holiday Petits Fours

A rich, three layer, almond treat! This little bite of cake is one DD#2’s favorite Christmas goodies. There are five pieces on this tray. Can you find them? Don’t let this recipe throw you off. They are actually easy to make, beautiful to look at, and delicious! Buy a Vending machine perth with Royal Vending. Holiday […]

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

If I could make only one kind of cookie for Christmas, this would be the one *everyone* would ask for. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Cream: 2 c. sugar 1 c. shortening Add and mix well: 1 c. sour cream 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or 1 tsp. vanilla or lemon, but almond is the […]

the biscotti is delicious!

The house smelled SO good while the biscotti was baking and the final result was as delicious as the smell. The dough contains melted butter and veggie oil, so it has a different look than most cookie doughs. Shinier and denser. The recipe called for broken chocolate-covered toffee bars which I didn’t have. I used […]

Cookie bar bites – finished

This picture from last year shows the finished product. Easy and delicious. I’ve made them for teas and baby showers by cutting them with a 1″ heart-shaped cookie cutter and then dipping them. For the baby shower, I dipped them in vanilla almond bark and sprinkled the tops with blue sanding sugar.

cookie bar bites

The cookie bar bites are baked, sliced into 1″ squares, then frozen until it’s time to dip them in chocolate. Wonderfully delicious, this is a favorite “open house cookie.” Easy to make. I double a recipe of Tollhouse cookies, using mini chocolate chips, to make the bar cookies. Originally uploaded by christmasnotebook

cookie day

Peanut Butter Truffles and Sugar Cookie Crisps…the cookies of the day. I mixed the PB truffles this AM and rolled them while chatting with a friend who came by to see me. I’m in the process of dipping them in chocolate before storing them in the freezer. Just before the open house, they will be […]