Pecan Balls Submitted by Jeanne Anderson 1 cup butter, room temperature (do not substitute) 1/2 c sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups pecans, chopped very fine ( I used a food processor and measure before chopping- do not substitute with walnuts) 2 cups cake flour unsifted (do not substitute) 2 cups or more powdered sugar…

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Easy Version) Submitted by Donna Behrends 1/2 c vegetable oil 4 oz melted chocolate chips, cooled slightly 2 c sugar 2 tsp vanilla 4 eggs 2 c flour 1/2 c cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt Granulated sugar, for rolling cookies in Powdered sugar, for rolling cookies in Preheat…

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White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints Submitted by Linae Svennes   3/4 c butter, softened 1/2 c packed brown sugar 2 eggs, separated 1 1/4 c all purpose flour 1/4 c baking cocoa 1 1/4 c finely chopped pecans or walnuts Filling: 4 oz white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp butter 1/4 c seedless raspberry jam…

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Submitted by LaRee Farnham 1 c. crunchy peanut butter 2 Tbsp. melted butter 1 c. powdered sugar 2 c. Rice Krispies 1 c. chocolate chips 1 Tbsp. shortening Combine peanut butter, melted butter and powdered sugar. Stir in 2 c. Rice Krispies. Form in balls. Put in freezer. Once the balls are…

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Chocolate Double Delight Sandwich Cookies Submitted by Dwan Tjeerdsma 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 3/4 cup butter 2 Tbsps. water 1 (12 oz.) pkg. of chocolate chips 2 eggs 3 cups flour 1 1/4 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt (scant) Combine sugar and butter in saucepan.  Place over moderate heat stirring constantly until butter melts.  Remove…

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Holiday Sugar Cookies Submitted by Lindsey Lee   Cookie Dough Recipe: 1/2c salted butter 1/2c butter flavored Crisco 1c sugar 1 egg 2T heavy cream 1T vanilla extract 1t Disaronno Amaretto 3c flour 1 ½t baking powder 1/2 t pink himalayan salt Instructions: In a mixer beat butter, shortening, and sugar until creamy. In a…

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Pepparkakor  (Swedish spice cookies) Submitted by Kristi Tornquist 1 cup butter 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 egg 1 Tablespoon white Karo syrup 3 Tablespoons orange juice 1-1/2 teaspoons soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 3-1/2 cups flour Blend butter and sugar.  Add egg, syrup, and orange juice.   In a…

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies Submitted by Darcy Kasdorf 1 cup butter room temp 1/2 Cup powdered sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup maraschino cherries 1 tsp almond extract In mixing bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar. In a separate bowl, sift flour and salt together. Mix dry ingredients into butter sugar mixture.…

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Fruit & Nut Cookies Submitted by Terri Colgrove Ingredients: 2 1/2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 tbsp whiskey (or vanilla or rum) 1 1/2 c coconut 1 1/2 c chopped, dried apricots 1 1/2 c…

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Soft Molasses Cookies Submitted by Norma Hansen 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup shortening 2 eggs 1 cup molasses 3/4 cup hot water 2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. cinnamon 4-5 cups flour (will take more for rolling out) Mix all ingredients and chill in fridge for a few…

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