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Gifts from the Heart

Grandma's sugar cookies

cream together:

1/2 cup butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla


4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp.baking soda

1 cup sour cream

bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees, then icing with cream cheese icing when cool. I like too decorate these cookies so they look like christmas wreaths, with green icing, and then make a bow with red icing. These cookies are my favorite very soft, fat and yummy. You have just got to try these....

Candy cane cookies

1/2 cup shortning

1/2 cup butter

1 cup powered sugar

1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. red food coloring

1/3 cup crushed candy cane

1/3 cup sugar

cream shortning and butter in a large mixing bowl untill fluffy; add next 6 ingredients and mix well. Divide dough in half, add food coloring to one portion, on floured surface, roll each section of dough out to form ropes, twist to make candy canes. bake on ungreased cookie heets at 375 dregree's for 9 minutes. Mix sugar and candy, and immediately sprinkle on cookie. makes 4 dozen.

Christmas Tree's

1 box of sugar cones

batch of icing

frost the tree's so they look fluffy, this will take a lot of icing..decorate the tree's with red hot candies and popcorn.


1 cup shortning

2 pound bag of powered sugar

1 tsp. of vanilla

1/4 cup milk

Mix sugar with shortning a little at at time with milk. Then add your green food coloring for tree's.. This is a really cute idea for a treat for school.. also for gingerbread houses.


1 18 oz. jar peanut butter

1 stick butter

1 lb.confiections sugar

1 tbs. vanilla

1 12 oz. package of semi sweet chocalate chips

1/2 square parifin

cream butter and peanut butter , add vanilla- blend in sugar make into ball's-melt chocalte chips and parifin over double broiler. Then use toothpick to dip ball's into chocalate. lay on top of wax paper. makes about 100 buckeyes.

Hard tac

2 cups sugar

2/3 cup light corn syrup

3/4 cup water

1 dram of flavoring

powered sugar

food coloring

mix first three ingredients in a large saucepan. stir over medium heat untill sugar dissolves. boil, without stirring, untill temperature reaches 310 degress's or untill forms hard brittle threads in cold water. remove from heat, after stops boiling stir in flavoring and coloring. pour into lightly greasesd cookie sheets, cool then break into pieces , sprinkle with powered sugar.

Snow Balls

1/2 cup powered sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

1 cup chopped pecans

1/4 tsp. salt

beat sugar, butter, vanilla untill light and fluffy. add flour, pecans and salt.shape into 1 inch balls. bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes. cool slightly, then roll in powered sugar, cool completly: roll again in powered sugar. makes 5 dozen cookies.

Cutout Cookies

1 cup shorting

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

approx. 5 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla

cream shorting and sugar together, add vanilla, then eggs and beat untill fluffy, add dry ingredients little at a time with milk. chill dough, cut into shapes and decorate. bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


1 large bag of caramels

1 12 oz. package pecan pieces

1 12 oz. milk chocalate candy bar

1 square paraffin

melt caramels with 2 tsps. water add pecans mixing well, drop by tsp. onto waxed paper: col, melt chocalate with paraffin over low heat, dip caramels into chocalate with toothpicks, cool on waxed paper. store in airtight container.


Wendy's Chocolate Chip cookies

3/4 cup butter flavor shortning

1 1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tbs. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg

1 3/4 cup flour

1 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 cup ch. chips

Mix together...bake at 375 degrees on lightly greased pan. drop by heaping teaspoons. now the secert to this wonderful cookie is to underbake them...bake for only 8 minutes!!! yummy....

These are just some of my favorite recipies I like to make at christmas time. I hope you enjoy them as much as our family does.

Start with the best ingredients for cookie dough that's smooth, easy to roll, and won't tear or crumble.

Be careful not to overwork your dough. Avoid rolling the dough more than twice. The result could be tough cookies. Refrigerating your dough before rolling will also make your cookies more tender.

Remember to line your measuring cup with flour before measuring out the molasses for your next cookie recipe. This allows the molasses to pour out easily and clean-up is a breeze.

When baking, measure out all ingredients first, then mix together.

Preheat oven for at least 15 minutes before baking cookies.

Use heavy-gauge, flat, shiny aluminum baking sheets. Pans with sides deflect heat and make it harder to remove cookies; dark sheets absorb heat and can overbrown cookies.

If you find cookies are browning unevenly, rotate sheet from front to back halfway through cooking. If you're cooking more than one sheet at a time, rotate sheets from top to bottom halfway through.

Finally the secert to a perfect cookie....underbake it........

Do you have any favorites... send them to me!!!!

christmas is friends and family, joy in every heart

christmas is the joy you feel when you share

christmas is peace and snow so bright, candles burning bright with light

christmas is prayer and one star above

christmas is the gift of love, so share your gift with everyone

christmas brings out the little child in all of us

christmas is sleigh bells across the snow, with lots of music in the air

christmas is children and stockings hung in a row


May God Bless You and Your Loved Ones Always!!!

Have a Wonderful Christmas....

christmas's come and go every year..

make this christmas be the one you remember

year after year...

invite JESUS into your HEART!!!!!!

Here are some sites to check out with more Gifts from the Heart!!
  • Favorite Christmas Recipes
  • Diane's Kitchen: Christmas Recipes
  • Christmas Recipes
  • Jennifer's Christmas Recipes

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