Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cookies, Cookies, everywhere!

I've been a busy little bee. Baking whenever I got a spare moment. My girlfriends asked me who the heck I was baking for. Easy, for us, LOL. I grew up with a mother that baked her heart out at Christmas time. Being without at least 7 or 8 dozen different types of desserts for Christmas is sacrilege!!! So I've been making some of my favorites to share with Hubby, Mr.B, my mother in law and any lucky person, who takes the time to drop in over the next weeks or so.


Meltaway Cookies

Delicate mounds of buttery goodness.

1C butter
1/2C confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4C flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2C chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla, thoroughly. Sift flour and salt into a small bowl. Blend into butter mixture, add nuts and blend well. Dough will be crumbly. Form into 1 inch balls and place onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. While warm, roll into confectioners sugar.


English Toffee Balls

1/2C powdered sugar
1 C butter, softened
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
2 C flour
1 Tbs milk
1/2 C heath toffee bits

Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl, beat powdered sugar, margarine, and pudding mix, until light and fluffy. Add flour, milk, vanilla and heath bits, mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and bake for 13-18 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely. Dip top into powdered sugar.


ChowMein Noodle Cookies
1C chocolate chips
1C butterscotch chips
1C chowmein noodles
1C salted peanuts

Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips. Add chowmein noodles and peanuts and stir until completely coated. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate to set.

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