12/24/08

Christmas Treats

I'd gathered my apron, the new baking pans and loaded the counter with powdered sugar, softened butter and the lot... The only decision to make was picking out my favorite recipe with which to begin. I found these two and simply could not decide. They are from my home church's cookbook printed around 1975 and these recipes are from pages 138 and 139. Both were submitted by "Sis. Phillips." (We never dared call anyone by their given name. It was always "Sister or Brother" and in print...always "Sis." or "Bro." I guess it seemed more like a title when it was abbreviated.)


Here we go:

SAND TARTS
1 cup margarine
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup nuts
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour

Cream oleo & sugar. Work in flour, vanilla, & nuts. Shape into small balls about the size of small walnuts. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350* for 20 minutes. When cool, roll in powdered sugar. Makes about 5 dozen.


And recipe #2:

SNOW BALL COOKIES
1 cup margarine
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts

Cream margarine and powdered sugar. Work in vanilla, flour and nuts. Shape into small balls about size of walnut. Place on unoiled baking sheet. Bake at 350* 20 minutes. Cool. Roll in powdered sugar. Makes 5 dozen.


They really were wonderful. When DJ came into the kitchen he picked one up and asked, "What do you call these?" Priceless.

6 comments:

Daughter of Zion said...

You go girl!

beloved Mama said...

Love it :) I have my grandmother's old church cookbook that I still use :)

Beth E. said...

I haven't had one of these cookies in years. My mother used to make them all the time. She and I stopped making them when we found out that Bo is allergic to tree nuts. :o(

Of course, you could send me some of them! lol

Merry Christmas

elizabeth embracing life said...

I love old cookbooks. Especially the hand made ones from church. These sound yummy. I can't wait to use some of my new cooking gear too.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Have to pack these away for next year. I'm done baking for the next 11 months. I'm not kidding, but they do look yummy. Now for those extra 10 lbs I found this month...

peace~elaine

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Lovely blog!

Merry CHRISTmas!

Blessings,
Linda

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