Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

WOW... I can not believe we are have half way through the 12 days of Christmas Cookies! Here are a couple more favorites--Coconut Snowballs (yum!) and Swedish Nuts (kk we are all a bit crazy!)

Coconut Snowballs

1 cup softened butter or margarine
Granulated sugar
2 egg
1 teaspoon vanila extract
5 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup flaked coconut
colored sugar

Cream butter and 2 cups granulated sugar until light. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients, sour cream and coconut; mix well. Chill several hours. Shape in 1-inch balls and sprinkle with colored sugar. Put on cooky sheets (ungreased) and bake in moderate oven (375*) about 10 minutes. Make about 6 dozen.

Swedish Nuts

1/2 lb (1 1/2) cups blanched almonds
1/2lb (2 cups) walnut halves
1 cup sugar
dash salt
2 stiff beaten egg whites
1/2 cup butter or margerine

Toast almonds and walnuts in a slow oven (325*) until light brown. Fold sugar and salt into egg whites. Beat until stiff peaks form. Fold nuts into meringue. Melt butter in a jelly roll pan (15 1/2" x 10 1/2") spread nut mixture over butter. Bake in slow oven (325*) about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until nuts are coated with a brown covering and no butter remains in the pan. Cool; makes about 4 cups. **This is another yummy one that bears making more than one batch! very addicting**

I hope everyone is enjoying these recipes! They are really yummy, and like one commenter said, you can NEVER have too many cookie recipes! Enjoy these and I will be back tomorrow with more! And earlier too!! 

Be safe, happy crafting and yummy baking!