Cookie Recipes

James and I studied a few countries and their Christmas traditions this December. James enjoys cooking so we made the following recipes - hope you like them! We do!!!

Brazilian Coffee Cookies

1/3 cup margarine or shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup white sugar granulated
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 T. milk
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 T. powdered instant coffee
Mix all the ingredients together well. Make 1" balls and put on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a sugared glass bottom. Bake 8 - 10 minutes at 400 degrees farenheit. Yum!!!

German Spice Cakes
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs 3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. allspice
1 cup chopped almonds
3/4 cup candied orange peel or mixed fruit

Mix all ingredients together well.
Roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board. Cut into squares or fancy shapes. Bake 10 - 12 minutes at 400 degrees F. While still hot brush cookies with icing. Store cookies in covered container for one week to mellow OR eat right away (like we did with some of them) - both ways they are excellent!