Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Cookies

Spumoni (or 'Neopolitan') Cookies

Today...rainy and cold. PERFECT for baking Christmas cookies.
This is a favorite recipe. I'm making these to hand out at a nursing home tomorrow. Lots of fun to make...more fun to eat! Sometimes I keep the green dough white and call 'em Neopolitans!

NOTE: Chill dough overnite

375º         bake 9 minutes

1 Cup Butter
1 ¼ Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 teas. Vanilla
2 ½ Cups sifted Flour
1 ½ teas. Baking Powder
¼ teas. Salt

a)      ¼ cup chopped maraschino cherries mixed with 1 heaping TBLS. flour
b)      ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (green dye optional)
c)      1 melted square unsweetened chocolate

Mix ingredients, divide dough onto three equal parts. Mix each with a, b, c.. Line a loaf pan with aluminum foil large enough to cover bottom, sides and fold over top. Press dough into lined loaf pan one layer at a time. Fold foil over top and chill overnite. Cut lengthwise. Cut the two long pieces into 1/3 “ slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated 375 oven for about 9 minutes. Do not overbake.


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