Our Favorite Holiday Sweets

Do you have any special sweets you make this time of year?  Our family has some old traditions and some new. I’d like to share two of the easiest cookies we make this time of year:

One of our new additions is from Aunt M… we love this recipe and it is so easy! We’ve altered her original recipe slightly:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour (I actually use 1/2 cup almond meal-flour and 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
Roll into balls and place on a cookie tray. Bake for 9-10 minutes at 375 degrees F. Cool on the pan for a couple of minutes, then roll in powdered sugar and place on a plate to continue cooling.

My family has made fudge each holiday season for several generations… Not to break with tradition, the girls and I also made classic fudge… but… if you don’t do it just right it turns into something not so pretty! I’ll share our never-fail fudge cookies instead!  These (unlike the fudge candy) are simple to make!

Fudge Cookies

Melt in a saucepan on low heat

  • 1 cup semisweet morsels
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
Remove from heat and add
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
Spoon onto a cookie tray. Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours!!

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  1. by Kylie

    On December 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Fudge cookies sound yum!!!