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Grandma’s Fruitcake

Print Grandma’s Fruitcake I’ve heard all the stories about fruitcake. All the jokes. But I loved my grandma’s fruitcake. The only thing is when I was a little girl I wasn’t allowed to eat very much of it. You see, Grandma made her fruitcakes in July (yes, July). For the next few months, she would […]

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Gingerbread Cookies

Print Gingerbread Cookies Yield: 3 dozen I love the way my house smells when I make gingerbread… the warmth seems to permeate through the gingery fragrance as it floats from my kitchen through the rest of the house. Be patient while you are mixing the dough, and let it refrigerate for at least a few […]

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Pizzelles

Print Pizzelles Yield: 5 dozen cookies Here is another traditional Italian dessert. My mom used to make several batches of these each year around the holidays. I still remember her original pizzelle iron — it lasted about 20 years (maybe more). It has since been replaced with a non-stick version, which makes the process much […]

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Date Nut Pinwheels

Print Date Nut Pinwheels My mom got this recipe from her boss – he used to pay my sister and me to bake his Christmas cookies every year. These were his favorite; I think the recipe came from his uncle. It has become one of my favorites when I am looking for a soft, chewy, […]

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Kolacky

Print Kolacky Pronounced “ko-lach’-kee,” these are light and addictive! Using an apple filling is like treating yourself to a bite-sized apple pie! IngredientsCookie: 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes) 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened 2 cups unbleached flour 2 cans Solo pie filling or cream cheese filling (recipe below) powdered sugar InstructionsIn a […]

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The Almost Never Ending Sugar Cookie Recipe

Print The Almost Never Ending Sugar Cookie Recipe Yield: 5 Dozen!! If you want need to feed a crowd (or just like sugar cookies!) this is the recipe you need! Ingredients1 1/2 c. Butter 2 c. Sugar 4 Eggs 1 pkg. Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix (if you have food allergies, omit this and add 1T […]

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Never-Fail Shortbread Cookies

Print Never-Fail Shortbread Cookies The corn starch in this recipe helps guarantee that you will have the perfect texture for a shortbread cookie. Hint: I like to make a batch of this dough, roll it into a 1 1/2″ diameter cylinder and freeze it. Then, when I need cookies quickly, I cut the dough into […]

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Forgotten Cookies

Print Forgotten Cookies My future brother-in-law introduced me to these cookies in college. A little bit cookie, a little bit candy, they are easy to make and are great for a light dessert after a big meal. It’s also gives you something to do with extra egg whites if you don’t feel like saving them […]

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Cherry Delites

Print Cherry Delites This recipe is one of my mom’s Christmas regulars. My sister and I can count on her having at least one or two batches made to take to the office, share with friends who stop by, or just have around for munching. Ingredients1 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn […]

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White Chocolate Peppermint Creamer

Print White Chocolate Peppermint Creamer Ingredients2 cups half and half 1 cup white chocolate chips ½ tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. peppermint extract InstructionsPour half and half into a 1-quart sauce pan. Warm over medium heat, adding white chocolate chips. Stir until chips have completely melted. Remove from heat and add vanilla and peppermint. Place in […]

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