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Christmas Cherry Macaroon Cookies

Friday, December 19, 2014

Made one of our favorite cookies today. We have a number of visitors at this time of the year, and while we often serve crackers and cheese, there are a few other treats that always fly off the plates. These cookies are one of them.
Not a typical macaroon, but great taste and easy to make.
Wonderful for cookie exchanges.

Number of Servings: 84

Ingredients

1 1/3 cup golden Crisco
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
250 grams (1 1/2 cups) chopped green and red glace cherries
250 grams sweetened coconut (angel flake is nice)
250 grams sliced almonds

Directions

Beat Crisco and sugar until really light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add both extracts. Mix the baking soda, baking powder and salt with the flour, and then add to the creamed mixture. This is going to be a dry looking cookie mix. Then add the chopped cherries, the coconut and the sliced almonds. Mix just to incorporate it all together.

Using a small scoop makes it easiest to get these all the same size. Place on greased cookie sheets, and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. The edges should just be golden. Let set on cookie sheet for one minute out of the oven, then place on racks to cool. These also freeze really well, but they also disappear awfully fast.

  


Still baking

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Well, the sisters said I can skip some of the baking, BUT NOT the annual Nuts and Bolts Mix. Have our own variation using cheerios, shreddies (Canadian), rice chex, pretzles, and mixed nuts. Guess that goes on the agenda for this upcoming week.
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2DAWN4 12/13/2014 11:38PM

    Sounds yummy! Merry Christmas!

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Christmas cookies

Friday, December 12, 2014

emoticon Started some christmas baking today for the visitors who come. Did candy cane biscotti, fruitcake cookies, and some candied orange peel. It is a start, and this year I am definitely keeping it more simple, and making the best choices for all of us, while still having treats to serve.
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2DAWN4 12/13/2014 11:39PM

    Wow! Yo have been busy!

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MARAGRAM 12/13/2014 9:56PM

    Sounds yummy, and makes me want to start, too!

I will make my SIL the chocolate cherry cinnamon braid he loves to share with his compadres!


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ROXYZMOM 12/12/2014 8:21AM

    Sounds yummy!

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PICKIE98 12/12/2014 6:29AM

    They sound great and fun too! I do not do any baking for the holidays anymore. I make fruit and veggie trays.

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Wet and Cold

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Rain is gone, snow is here. Awoke to 5 inches this am. The "younger" sisters were out shovelling...those under 65! Hard going because it was so wet. But, on the other hand it is so beautiful to look at. However the CATS are NOT happy. Keep going to the door, but stand there and meow as if to tell us to change the weather, they are NOT going out in that stuff!
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WIFE49 11/30/2014 1:29PM

    Tell the "younger" sisters to be careful!!!

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MCFITZ2 11/29/2014 6:01PM

    I love the way they flick their feet when they get wet.

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Looks like beginning of wet winter.

Monday, November 10, 2014

We had a huge storm last week (Thursday) and even lost power for 12 hours due to lots of rain and high winds.
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However, it is amazing what you can manage to cook on a camp stove, and oatmeal with fruit and nuts works great for supper in this kind of situation.
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Lots of branches down, and even a couple of trees. Every loose needle or leaf is long gone and piled up all around us. Today the sun is shining, but temperatures are in the 40s. I miss summer!

  
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DOILIEQUEEN 11/10/2014 5:35PM

    Hope you all have some warmer weather for awhile.

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DWSCHUYLER 11/10/2014 5:27PM

    Wow. Sounds like quite an event. Hope you are on for some calmer weather for a while!

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