Enjoy these family holiday favorites!

Olde World Raspberry Bars

Delightfully simple and wonderful tasting!
Crumb mixture
2-1/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sweet butter, softened
1 egg

10 oz jar Raspberry preserves

Preheat oven to 350�

Grease 8" square (1-1/2 qt) baking dish.
Combine all ingredients (except filling).
Beat at low speed until mixture is crumbly (2-3 minutes.)
Reserve 1-1/2 cup crumb mixture, setting aside.
Press remaining crumb mixture into greased baking dish.
Spread filling to within 1/2" from edge of unbaked crumb mixture.
Crumble remaining crumb mixture over preserves.
Bake in center of oven for 42-50 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool completely; cut into bars.

Sugar Cookies

These are the ones that my family has made for years. The dough was rolled thick, so the cookies were soft. We would all gather to frost and decorate these delicious cookies, right down to Santa's blue eyes and coconut beard to the reindeer's silver bells! My Dad, with his incredible sweet tooth would just be 'broken-hearted' when one broke while frosting---another dollop of frosting and poof! it was gone!

1-1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup shortening
1 cup milk
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
Refrigerate dough.
Bake at 375� for 6-8 minutes.


These are a nice soft gingersnap cookie; a perfect complement to your cookie tray for the holidays.

2 cups dark brown sugar
1-1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
4-1/2 cups flour
4 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp dinnamon
1 tsp cloves
Make 1" balls and roll in white sugar.
Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375� for 8-9 minutes.

Peanut Blossoms

This is the original Hershey recipe. The chocolate Hershey kiss adds just the right amount of chocolate to this peanut butter cookie.

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup peanut butter (crunchy works well!)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
granulatd sugar
48 Hershey kisses (or solid chocolate stars)

Shape dough into 1" balls; roll in granulated sugar.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375� for 10-12 minutes.
Immediately place an unwrapped kiss in the center, pressing down lightly so that cookie 'cracks' at edges.
Cool completely before storing.

Baked Caramel Corn

True, buying it is easier! But, you'd miss out on the fun!

1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
6 qts popped popcorn

Melt butter, stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Boil without stirring 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in soda and vanilla.
Pour over popcorn. Stir well.
Place in shallow pan.
Bake at 250�, stirring every 15 minutes, for one hour.
Break apart and store in a tightly covered container.


This has a wonderful flavor and is especially good served warm with lemon sauce or applesauce!

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup crisco
2 eggs
3/4 cup molasses
2-3/4 cup flour
2 tsp soda
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour milk

Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
Bake at 350� for 35-40 minutes.

Frosted Date Balls

These little 'snowballs' are rich and buttery.

1-1/4 cup flour
1/4tsp salt
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix all ingredients together and form into 1" balls.
Bake at 300� for 20 minutes.
Roll in confectioners sugar after allowing to cool for a minute.

Spritz Cookies

With a hint of almond flavoring, these little gems add color to your cookie tray with green tree shapes and wreaths as well as red poinsettias.

1 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2-1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp almond extract
dash of salt

Chill dough slightly.
Bake at 375� for 10-12 minutes.

Sugar Free Rugelach

1 cup margarine
8 oz package cream cheese
2-3/4 c flour
2 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped raisins
1 c chopped walnuts
2 tbsp cinnamon
Apricot All-Fruit or Spreadable Fruit

Cream together margarine and cream cheese. Blend in vanilla. Mix in flour. Chill dough.
To make the filling: mix together raisins, walnuts and cinnamon.
Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll into a 10-12" circle, 1/8" thick on a lightly floured board or between two sheets of waxed paper.
Spread a light layer of All-Fruit (approximately 2 tbsp) onto each dough circle. Sprinkle each circle with approximately 1/4 cup of the raisin/nut/cinnamon mixture.
Cut each circle into 16 wedges. Roll each wedge from base to point.
Place point down on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake 375� for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to racks to cool.

This great idea is perfect to use for that last minute gift! The ingredients are layered in a mason jar (or similar), given with the recipe printed out
and a nice circle of calico or fabric to cover the lid, tied with a bow!

1 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1/4 cups rolled oats
1 5.5 oz. chocolate bar
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c chopped nuts
1/2 c chocolate chips

Bake 375� for 8-10 minutes.

Spoon chocolate chips and nuts into small bowl; set aside.
Spoon brown and white sugars into mixing bowl; add 1/2 cup margarine or butter, cream well.
Add 1 egg and 1/2 tsp vanilla; mix well.
Pour flour mixture from jar into bowl, mix thoroughly.
Roll into walnut-sized balls; place on slightly greased cookie sheet 2" apart.

Ingredients: flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, grated chocolate, chocolate chips, nut.

1. Use a funnel with a 2" opening to layer nicely in jar.
2. With a wire whisk, mix flour, baking soda and baking powder. Pour into jar, pack down level with heavy object.
3. Mix oatmeal in a blender. Grate chocolate bar and mix into the oatmeal. Pack on top of flour mixture in jar.
4. Add white sugar and pack down.
5. Add brown sugar and pack down.
6. Layer chopped nuts on top of brown sugar.
7. Finish layering with chocolate chips until even with the top of the jar.
8. Attach recipe to jar.

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