Sunday, December 5, 2010
Baking with Heart
The table is set for a party, and you will note that the cookies are marked "sugar free" to insure having a sweet offering to those who need to avoid sugar. Aunt Ruth cooks the way she lives; thinking of others, and today, I was sitting in her kitchen with a menorah behind me talking about Christmas cookies.
Aunt Ruth grew up in a neighborhood that didn't have any other Jewish families, and her mother baked delicious Christmas fare to deliver to everyone. My grandmother's home was kosher, so you might not imagine her to be cutting out cookie dough with Christmas tree cutters and stars. My grandmother loved all people, and she taught Aunt Ruth and her sister, my mother, to feel the same way.
In the spirit of the holidays, compassion, and cookies, Aunt Ruth offers her favorite cookie recipe on the blog that doesn't use eggs in case someone needs an eggless delight! She says they are delicious and passes this onto all with her sincere wishes for your good health, happy holidays, and her appreciation for your interest in her.
Cookies without Eggs for Any Occasion
2 C flour
8 heaping teaspoons confectioner's sugar
2 sticks of margarine
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 C walnuts, finely chopped
Put all the ingredients in the processor EXCEPT the nuts. You'll add those at the last minute. For the dough into a ball and refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Add nuts and roll into little balls. Press them with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.
Bake at 375 for 13-15 minutes
When cool, sprinkle with sugar in red, blue, green, or any holiday color! That is the point!
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See you in the kitchen!