On The Fourth Day of Christmas Cookies.
I thought I’d bake for you. . .
"Pepper Nut" in German
1/3 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 beaten egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
powdered sugar – optional
Combine first 4 ingredients in saucepan; cook and stir until shortening and
sugar melt. Cool. Stir in egg.. Mix flour with soda and spices. Add to honey
mixture; mix well. Form into balls using one level tablespoon of dough for
each; place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375º about 10 minutes. Cool.
If desired, sift powdered sugar over tops.
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The Legend of the Poinsettia
One Christmas Eve, long, long ago, there was a poor Mexican child named
Pepita who was on her way to church. Pepita began to cry because she had no
to leave before the altar of the Virgin and Child. Through her tears, she
saw an Angel, who instructed her to gather a bunch of weeds from the
When the child arrived at the altar with her wilted offering, starry crimson
blossoms burst forth from every stem. Pepita was so happy she jumped up and
down for joy over the transformation of her simple gift of weeds to
beautiful Flores de Noche Buena, (Flowers of the Holy Night), or poinsettia.
A Canine Treat
2 cups white flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup corn meal
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
4 Tablespoons canola oil
1 cup water
1 beef or chicken bouillon cube
Mix ingredients thoroughly. Roll out dough to approximately 1/2" thick. Cut
using bone cookie cutters and place onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300º
for one hour, turning after 30 minutes. Makes approximately 48 biscuits.
NOTE: This is a very stiff dough! A healthy treat for your special friend
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