December 28, 2012

Family Favorite Holiday Cookies

Nut Jammers

1 cup of Butter
8 oz. package of cream cheese
2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 12 oz. jar of apricot or peach jam
2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 cup of powdered sugar

Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

Oh, the light, fluffy, nutty goodness! Here is how to make them:

Cream butter and cream cheese. Sift flour and baking powder and then add to the creamed mixture. Chill dough for 2 to 3 hours. Mix nuts, jam and granulated sugar. Divide dough into 4 equal parts, work with half of the dough at a time. Roll dough very thing on a floured surface. Cut dough into 2 inch squares. Spoon in nut mixture in the center of the square. Fold on side of the dough square over nut mixture to create a pocket. Use fork to seal. (See picture above) Bake 20 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to cool. Sprinkle powdered sugar over them. 

Here is another Family Favorite! Especially for my Dad. This is his Mom's recipe!

Grandma Cutcher's Molasses Cookies

2 cups sugar
2 sticks of margarine
2 large eggs
1 12 ounce bottle of molasses
1/2 cup of water
3 tsp. of baking soda
2 tsp of Cinnamon
1/2 tsp of Ginger
1 tsp. salt
6 cups of flour

Cream the first three ingredients together. Add Molasses and water to the creamed mixture, mixing well. In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda, Cinnamon, Ginger, Salt and flour. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients. Make sure you mix together well. Batter will be sticky, so put into the refrigerator for about 2 hours to chill. Roll dough onto a well floured surface to about 1/2 inches thick. Cut out with a round cookie cutter or use other fun shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes. I look at the bottom of the cookie to see if they are done. The bottom should be just lightly brown. Remove from sheet immediately to cool. Frost with your favorite icing

1 comment:

A Daughter of the King said...

Ha Ha! We call these Grandma Kreinheder's Molasses Cookies!