On The Second Day of Christmas Cookies. . .
I thought I’d bake for you. . .
4 cups flour
1 cup Crisco
3 egg yolks
1 egg white
1 large yeast dissolved in
1 cup evaporated milk unheated
powdered sugar for dusting – optional
Mix flour and Crisco, add eggs, salt, and liquid mix well. Refrigerate 6
hours or longer.
Roll out on a surface sprinkled with granulated sugar as you would pie
crust, roll thin. Cut into squares approximately 2½ inches or bigger if you
Fill diagonally with your choice of filling – cheese, prune, poppyseed,
mincemeat or nut filling. Fold the corners over the filling, pinch together
can dampen a corner with a bit of egg white or water to make it stick
Bake 350º until done.
You can dust with powder sugar if you desire
printed recipe has 3 fillings ~ Nut, cheese and poppyseed
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recipe from my Mother
Ingredient Substitutions Tips 101
When I get ready to do my Holiday baking, I get out all my recipes, go
through them and make a list of ingredients I will need. The last thing I
do is run to the store for something I forgot. But I live in the "real
world" and I always forget something, or I decided to make something else
of what I planned. Over the years I have collected these hints and would
like to share them with you. So if you find yourself in flour up to your
and realize you don’t have what you need, maybe there is something . . you
Table with 2 columns and 18 rows
1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar . . . .
substituted for 1 teaspoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour (for thickening) or 2 Tablespoons granular
Tapioca . . . .
substituted for 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup minus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour . . .
substituted for 1 cup cake flour
1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon
salt . . . .
substituted for 1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup brown sugar packed . . . .
substituted for 1 cup sugar ~ flavor will change a little
7/8 cup granulated sugar plus 1 Tablespoon cornstarch mixed on high in
blender . . . .
substituted for 1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar plus 2 Tablespoons dark corn syrup or molasses . . .
substituted for 1 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar plus 1/3 cup water
substituted for 1 cup corn syrup
1 cup plain yogurt. . . .
substituted for 1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup . . . .
substituted for 1 cup buttermilk
Unsalted butter can be substituted and you do not have to add additional
salt to your recipe. Margarine can also be substituted in most recipes.
Not suggested to substitute lowfat margarine or light butter when baking.
2/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup butter. . . .
substituted for 1 cup heavy cream
1 square (ounce) unsweetened chocolate and decrease the fat in the recipe by
1/2 Tablespoon . . . .
substituted for 1/4 cup cocoa
3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 Tablespoon cooking oil or
substituted for 1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate
1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate plus 2 Tablespoons sugar . . . .
substituted for 2 ounces Semi-sweet chocolate
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract . . . .
substituted for 1 inch of vanilla bean
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg and ground cloves
substituted for 1 teaspoon ground allspice
Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg plus 1/8 teaspoon each
allspice and cardamom – – – or
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/8 teaspoon each ground ginger, ground nutmeg,
ground mace, ground cloves . . . .
substituted for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Bird’s Nest Ornament
Bird’s nest ornaments are symbols of good luck. It is believed that the
first ornament you place in your tree should be a birds nest. According to
prosperity will come to any home that finds a bird’s nest nestled among the
branches of the family’s Christmas tree. I have a bird’s nest for all my
trees and to this day, it is the very first ornament I put in my trees.
This is a wonderful gift for someone having their very first Christmas away
from home. Perfect for the newlyweds first Christmas together. It will
a memory every year they decorate their tree and remember . . . . . . . . .
Tomorrows Cookie. . . Chocolate Chip Bars. .
"From Home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The
warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other."
. Emily Matthews
½ pound butter
(do not substitute margarine)
18 ounce jar peanut butter "crunchy"
1½ pound powdered sugar
Mix together well. Shape into balls ¾" to 1" in diameter and place on a
baking sheet covered with waxpaper.
Chill for one hour
Melt 1/8 bar (or less) of paraffin wax with a 12 ounce bag of semi sweet
chocolate chips over a double boiler.
Using a toothpick dip the ball about 2/3rds of the way into the chocolate.
Leaving the top of the peanut butter showing. Resembling a buckeye.
Remove the toothpick and repair the hole with the back of a spoon.
Store in refrigerator
note: The paraffin wax will keep the chocolate from melting on your fingers.
You only need a small amount.