Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Blog Challenge Day 13

Day 13
 Favorite Cookie Recipe
(I'm linking up with Aly and Molly over at Analyze This for the
12 Days of Christmas blog challenge..)

Of course, I could not choose just one recipe, so here are my two favorite cookie recipes.

1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups self-rising flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 1/2 t. ginger

Cream sugar and shortening together until light and fluffy.  Add molasses and beaten egg.  Beat thoroughly.  Sift flour and spices together and add to creamed mixture.  Blend together carefully so that all ingredients are well mixed.
Roll small portions of dough between palms of hands into small balls, about the size of a small walnut.  Roll balls in granulated sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees, bake 12 to 15 minutes.  The cookies flatten out as they bake.  When they are baked, remove at once from cookie sheet and cool on wire cake rack.  Makes about 5 dozen.

Praline Grahams
1 pkg. graham crackers (1/3 of a box)
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. chopped pecans

Break crackers and put on a foiled-lined pan with edges touching.
Melt butter in saucepan; stir in sugar and pecans.  Bring to a boil, cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.  Spread mixture over crackers.  Bake at 300 degrees for 12 minutes.  Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack or waxed paper.  Makes 3 1/2 dozen.

Hope you will try and enjoy these cookie recipes!!


  1. Oh...I want those gingersnaps :)
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