Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Cookies

Hello Bloggy Friends,

We have just returned home from our Christmas travels and in light of that I have no inspired prose to post today. However, I thought I would share my absolute favorite Christmas cookie recipe. I would have a picture for you but I haven't made them yet. It's on my to-do list for Christmas Eve.

Unfortunately, I am the only one in my family who loves the cookies but maybe I will find a fellow lover of the Christmas wreath cookie among one of my new friends.

I will back on Friday with a love letter to the king. I hope and pray everyone has a safe and wonderful Christmas. May each of you enjoy your time with family and friends and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Christmas Wreath Cookies

1 cup softened unsalted sweet cream butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs separated
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped nuts (I usually get away with 1 cup)
maraschino cherries or chocolate kisses

preheat oven to 375

Cream butter and sugar.

mix in egg yolks, flour, salt and vanilla

Form 1" balls, dip in egg whites and then chopped nuts

Bake on greased cookie sheet for five minutes. After five minutes, use thumb or back of spoon to smoosh cookie in the middle. Place cherry in the middle and bake for 10 more minutes. (if using chocolate kisses, put them in the middle after total baking time)


Again, Merry Christmas!


sailorcross said...

Your cookies sound wonderful!! I haven't made any cookies this year. My youngest just arrived from Texas at 4 a.m. this morning, so maybe the day after CHRISTmas we'll get to some baking.

We'll be sure to try these!! Today-we still have to put the tree up and decorate it!

Oh, well......

Have a blessed CHRISTmas, Spring!! I'm so glad that I've met you this year!!


Mary Moss said...

Yummy! These sound delicious! I'm going to print off this recipe:-)