Gram ma's Cookies - Page 13


½ cup butter 
1 cup sugar
 ½ lemon, juice and grated rind 
maraschino cherries
2 ½ cups flour almond or pistachio nuts
green coloring 
2 eggs
1 egg white

Cream butter and sugar, add lemon and beaten yolks.  Add egg whites beaten stiff, fold in flour and chill.  Roll thin, cut with cutter, brush with beaten egg white, colored green: sprinkle with chopped nuts (blanched) and place bits of red cherry to represent holly berries here and there.  Bake 15 minutes at 350°F.

Yield: 6 dozen.
1 cup soft butter 
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
 2 ½ cups flour, sifted
 3 egg yolks
Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla.  Work in sifted flour.  Using small star shape of cookie press, form into "s" shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in gas oven 400°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until very lightly browned.  This cookie may be made in other shapes in the cookie press. 



Yield: 8 dozen cookies.
½ cup butter
1 ½ cups brown sugar
 3 eggs, separated 
½ cup evaporated milk 1
½ tsp. vinegar 
2 cups sifted flour 
½ tsp. soda 
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1tsp. cloves
1 tsp. allspice
Dash nutmeg
1 ½ cups seedless raisins
1 ½ cups currants
1 ½ cups candied pineapple finely cut (6 slices)
1 ½ cups candied cherries finely cut (1 pound)
½ cup sliced citron (4 oz.)
1 ½ cups chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg yolks, beat well.  Stir vinegar into milk, add to butter mixture.  Sift flour with soda, salt and spices.  Stir into butter mixture with fruits and nuts.  Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.  Drop by teaspoons on greased cookie sheet.  Bake in gas oven of 325°F. for 20 to 25 minutes.