It’s Starting to Smell A Lot Like Christmas
Son and I are cooking cookies. Oh boy does the house smell good. We decided to make jelly cookies and crescent cookies this time. The house is filled with the sweet smell of them cooking.
As we were cooking, my mind drifted back to Christmas’s past and I thought about the tins and tins of things my grandmother Mimi brought. My mother kept them under lock and key so us kids would not eat them all before the holiday was in full swing. I hope we get to make many different ones this year. Next time I want to try Jerusalem Cookies.
Son and I worked together, each doing different things. We have gotten this cooking down pat. He does most of the stuff but I do my part too.
And of course, Jack was smart. He laid down between us so he could catch any crumbs that fell.
Crescents straight out of the oven, cooling before being put in the powdered sugar.
And the finished product. OH YUM. I love my grandmother’s recipe. It is so good.
Son working on the jelly cookies. They take a little longer to do but are good too.
We did blackberry and Plum..two different kinds of jelly on the jelly cookies. Above is the blackberry and below is the plum. Now, I really don’t know who ate the two missing cookies on this tray below. *wiping mouth off* LOL
1/2 pound butter
3 cups flour
2 egg yolks
1 and 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and sugar. add egg yolks and vanilla. Then add the flour and work it in. Roll in small balls and push down.on top with finger and put a little damson plum jelly in indentation. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes til the bottoms are lightly browned.
1/2 lb butter softened
5 heaping Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 cup ground pecans
1/2 cup chopped nuts optional
3 c flour
1 tsp vanilla
Mix ingredients and shape into crescents. Bake 20 minutes in 300 degree oven. Roll in powdered sugar.
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