Fruitcake Cookies For Christmas

When I was a child, my mother made homemade fruitcake every year. It was a big production. and all of us kids helped. Her recipe was a mix of 2 recipes that she combined. Unfortunately, she never wrote down how she combined them. Her fruitcake was outstanding and like no commercial fruitcake I’ve had. To me fruitcake is part of classic Christmas to me.

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Peppermint Meringue Cookies

My recipe today is a simple but impressive holiday treat of small peppermint kisses made of meringue and crushed peppermint candies.  You can drop them by teaspoonful or use a pastry bag.  Before you make the cookies, check your oven temperature. Put a thermometer in your oven and see how accurate it is.  If your oven is too hot, your meringues will fail.  Bake until the meringues are no longer glossy and feel light and dry when picked up, about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.

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Cranberry Orange Cookies

The holidays brings us many of my favorite flavors – cranberries, oranges, and of course nuts.  Today’s recipe uses almonds, but you could also make them with pecans or walnuts.  It’s a pretty cookie and quite a hit with family and friends.  If you want a taste of chocolate, drizzle melted white chocolate on top of the cooled cookies.


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Thumb Print Cookies

When I was a child, old fashioned thumb print cookies were often served at parties.  As a youngster, I made thumb print cookies based on my mother’s old cookbook.  Over time I’ve seen so many variations of this classic cookie; it’s very popular in so many different interpretations.  It’s a great cookie any time of year, but especially during the holidays.


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Reindeer Cookies for Christmas

I must begin by saying how much I like food art – those appetizers and desserts that look like something else.  I’m always reading posts and pins with cute and tasty food; that’s my 2 requirements for me to try them.  I’ve done Easter chicks from deviled eggs, Halloween Spider Eggs,  and  Cream Cheese & Olive Penguins for Christmas to name a few.  Today let’s discuss several ways to make reindeer cookies for Christmas besides buying a reindeer cookie cutter. The first thing to remember is use a recipe for cookies you like. That is most important. I read multiple reviews of different reindeer cookies which said it’s cute but I have a better recipe for peanut butter cookies or gingerbread cookies, etc.  Then no matter how the design turns out, you have a cookie you’ll want to eat. Read More