Christmas Treats Through the Oven


Christmas Treats Through the Oven

Here’s some famous Christmas treats from Ceresota Christmas Cookie Recipes that will help you delight your entire family with their home made goodness.

These recipes are from an old vintage recipes book that was published by Ceresota Company in 1925. Every recipe is as good today as they were back then. These are time-honored, time-tested recipes that will live on – and on and on and on!

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Christmas Treats: Page One

Christmas Treats Page One

Christmas Treats: Christmas Cut Out Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1-3/4 cups unbleached flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder

Have shortening at room temperature. Cream shortening and add sugar gradually. Add egg and vanilla. Sift flour with baking owder and add to creamed mixture. The dough should be easy to handle. If not, chill for an hour or so.

Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters in any variety of shpaes desired. brush with white of egg and sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake 10 to 15 minutes in 375-degree oven.

Christmas Treats: Christmas Nut Thins

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups unbleached flour
2 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

Blend sugar and butter together. Add well beaten eggs. Sift in flour and salt. Add nuts. Add flavoring and mix until smooth and light. Drop onto greased baking sheet, spaced well apart. Place half nut-meat in center of each cookie. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) about 10 minutes.

Below each image are the recipes typed out for you. The PDF is at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy one – or all – of these Christmas treats!

Christmas Treats: Page Two

Christmas Treats Page Two

Christmas Treats: Pecan Ball Cookies

6 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups unbleached flour
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Cream shortening and butter together. Add sugar and cream until light. Add vanilla and milk. Blend well. Add non-sifted flour and nuts to creamed mixture and blend well. Roll lightly into small balls. Bake in 325 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until light brown. When cool, roll in powdered sugar.

Christmas Treats: Christmas Crescent Cookies

1/2 pound butter
2 cups unbleached flour
2 cups chopped pecans
5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and add sugar, vanilla and water. Sift flour and salt together and stir into mixture. Add pecans and mix thoroughly. Using portions about the size of small walnuts, roll into crescent shaped cookies. Bake in slow oven – 325 degrees – about 20 minutes. While warm, roll in powdered sugar.

Christmas Treats: Christmas Date and Nut Cookies

1 cup butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
2-1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup dates cut in small pieces
1 cup chopped nuts
3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix and sift dry ingredients. Cream butter, add sugar and beaten eggs. Add dates and nuts mixed with dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. No liquid used. Batter should be very stiff. Drop from spoon onto greased pan and bake in slow oven (325 degrees) 18 minutes.

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Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing

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