Calling For Christmas Cookie Recipes (2010) (Cont.)

Ah, fruit and spices.  With them in a cookie, how can you really go wrong?

Fruit-and-Spice Cookies

Ingredients:  1 cup butter, softened; 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar; 3 eggs; 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda; 2 teaspoons cinnamon; 1 teaspoon ground cloves; 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg; 1 1/2 cups finely chopped dates; 1 cup chopped raisins, 1 cup chopped walnuts.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine flour, soda, and spices.  Gradually add to the butter mixture.  Stir in dates, raisins, and walnuts.  Gather dough into a ball.  Flatten into a disk.  Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease baking sheets.  Roll out dough into 1/2-inch thickness.  Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cookies.  Arrange on baking sheets leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.  Bake about 10 minutes, until golden brown.  Cool cookies on baking sheets.


Ingredients:  2 cups confectioners’ sugar; 2 tablespoons lemon juice; 2 tablespoons water.

Combine sugar, lemon juice, and water.  Stir to a smooth glaze.  If glaze is too thick, add additional water to thin.  While cookies are still warm, coat with thick layer of glaze.  Cool completely.

Calling For Christmas Cookie Recipes ( Cont.) (2010)

Calling For Christmas Cookie Recipes ( Cont.) (2010)

Calling For Christmas Cookie Recipes ( Cont.) (2010)

2009 Christmas Cookie Recipes


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