Today I am sharing my most favorite cookie recipe. I posted this last year and wanted to share it again as I know I have some new followers. I want to stress again that this is not going to turn into a recipe blog, but sometimes it is nice to share things you love and boy do we love these cookies! As a matter of fact I baked some tonight and they were all gone with in minutes!
Before I give the recipe I wanted to answer a question I got in the comments section about the chipboard I used yesterday. Here is the link: http://melaniebrown.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6755&CatalogID=173
FYI, everything I highlight in color is linked.
This FABULOUS cookie recipe has been in my family for a long time. It is a favorite of mine and my mom makes it every year in the weeks prior to Christmas. Each batch makes about 8 logs and that slices into about 12 cookies, so that is a total of 96 cookies. This cookie batter needs to be kept frozen until you slice and cook the cookies. What we do is bake a log every night until Christmas! I need to go on a diet after Christmas!!! Seriously!!
My mom and I made them yesterday, so I have some pictures to show you of the actual process.
1 lb. of butter softened
2 1/2 c sugar
5 c flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
8 oz candied cherries(chopped)
12 oz candied pineapple(chopped)
1 c chopped nuts (we use pecans)
2 tsp vanilla
cream butter and sugar and then add eggs. Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Add cherries and pineapple. Divide batter into 8 parts and make into logs. Cover with saran wrap, then with foil. Put into freezer until frozen then slice and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Each log should make about 12 cookies.
|chop the candies cherries and pineapple.|
|The mixture is very dense, so make sure you mix with a good mixer. My mom has burned up hand held ones making this batter.|
|put batter on saran wrap to make into a log.|
|log before it is wrapped up in saran wrap.|
|this is how many logs one batch makes.|
|I forgot to take a picture of the cookies right out of the oven. I had to snatch these cookies out of little kids hands to take this picture. They were not happy that they had to wait.|
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tomorrow I will have some paper crafting for you. Let me know if any of you try the cookies!!
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