Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Aunty Flo's Cookies

A couple of my Aunt's cookie recipes from years ago - Journaling reads:

For years, when Aunty Flo still lived in Alhambra she loved baking Christmas Cookies. One year she sent me all her recipes, not to have but to copy. Back then, before days of instant e-mail and photo copiers things were copied word for word by hand or typed. I feel so lucky to have these little pieces of her. Yummy cookies that still delights the tummies of many today.
And, just as a side note, this bowl you see Aunty Flo using, she had a whole set of this, Hall China, it was given to me when my Uncle passed away, another wonderful reminder of sunny days of childhood filled with the love of sharing good food.

All supplies from Cottage Arts, check out my gallery to get links to the kits.

Recipes if you'd like them:
Jam Ties
10 oz jar strawberry preserves
1 cup soft margarine
1 3 oz. pkg cream cheese
3 cups sifted flour
Whip cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in flour.
Divide dough in half, wrap and chill overnight

Heat oven to 375
Take half of the dough from fridge and let stand at room temp at least 5 minutes
On a well floured surface roll dough 1/8" thick.
Cut in 1"x5" strips.
Place on lightly greased (or Pam strayed) cookie sheet
Put small dab jam in the center of each strip, cross ends.
Bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Swedish Crescents
1 cup soft butter
2 teas. vanilla
1 3/4 cup each chopped almonds, pecans, filberts
1/4 teas. salt
1/2 cup sugar
Cream butter vanilla sugar
Mix dry ingredients, gradually add to sugar/butter mixture
Fold in nuts

Chill dough several hours or overnight
Shape in crescents using 1/2 Tablespoon for each
Bake at 300 for 18-20
While still slightly warm shake in bag of sifted powdered sugar.
Add more powdered sugar before serving if desired


Carol said...

One of your best! Really like how you did this.

Dianne Souza said...

This brings back lovely memories of my grandmother, Florence. I have a couple of her Hall China pitchers which I cherish. I also have one of her beautiful aprons that has a pink organza sash; I still have memories of her wearing that apron in the Alhambra kitchen:-)