Toy Soldiers

This calls for using a soldier cookie cutter but, of course, any cutter will do. 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup shortening 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla...

Snickers Surprise Cookies

1 yellow or chocolate cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 bag snack-size Snickers Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cake mix, eggs and oil in a bowl until all the cake powder is absorbed. Cut small Snickers bars in half. Place a half in the center of a ball...

Sinfully Good Chocolate Chip Cookies

1-ounce unsweetened chocolate squares 1/2 cup butter 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2/3 cup sour cream 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In...

Sauerkraut Cookies

1 stick margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup sauerkraut, drained and finely chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla 1-1/2 cups flour 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Cream together margarine, sugar and egg. Stir...

Rudolph’s Antler Cookies

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 3-ounce can chow mein noodles 12 maraschino cherries, halved In a medium saucepan melt chocolate and butterscotch pieces over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in chow mein noodles. Drop...

Royal Icing

3 tablespoons meringue powder (available at most stores) 1 16-ounce package powdered sugar, sifted 5 to 6 tablespoons warm water Beat meringue powder, powdered sugar and 5 tablespoons of warm water at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add...

Pfeffernüesse

3-1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4...

Pecan Meltaways

1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2-1/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped Additional powdered sugar In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; add to creamed...

Peanut Butter Cookies

1/4 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2 teaspoons egg, well-beaten 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup extra-chunky peanut butter 1-1/2 tablespoons oats, not instant Half of one Reese’s NutRageous candy...

Orange Biscotti

1/3 cup butter 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cups candied orange peel Finely shredded peel of 2 oranges 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted Beat butter until...

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