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Category: Traditional Christmas

Cream Cheese Fruit Cake

Cream together:
1 cup butter
250 gm pkg cream cheese
1 ½ cup sugar

Add:
3 eggs, one at a time
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon juice
1 ¾ cup flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder

Combine in small bowl:
1 cup light raisins
½ cup mixed fruit
½ cup cherries chopped
½ cup walnuts chopped
¼ cup flour

Add to flour mixture

Bake in greased loaf pan for 1 hour & 20 min @ 325.

Whipped Shortbread

1 cup butter
½ cup icing sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cup flour

Beat 5-10 minutes. Drop on sheet. Bake 15 min @ 350.

Marshmallow & Chocolate Balls

Cut 24 marshmallows in quarters
1 egg beaten
1 cup icing sugar, add to egg
Dash salt
1 tsp vanilla

Melt 2 squares chocolate & add to the above. Add marshmallows, chill a few minutes. Roll in coconut.

Gingerbread

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
½ cup molasses
½ cup honey
2 tbsp lemon juice (or vinegar)
5 cups flour
1 ½ tsp soda
½ salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger

Bake 10 – 12 min @ 350.

Icing:
3 egg whites – beat till stiff then add:
1 lb icing sugar
½ tsp almond flavouring
½ tsp cream of tartar.

Peanut Butter Balls

½ cup peanut butter
½ cup nuts
1 cup cereal
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup icing sugar
Blend & form into balls.

Icing:
1 tbsp butter
3-4 tbsp water
Icing sugar
Make thin icing. Roll balls in icing, then in coconut.

Cherry Balls

½ cup butter
1 ½ cup icing sugar
1 ½ cup coconut
1 tbsp cream
1 tsp almond flavouring

Mix. Crush 6 graham wafers. Using 1 tsp of mix, roll in ball with a maraschino cherry in the middle. Roll in crushed wafers.
Chill.

Kiplings

1 cup butter
3 tbsp sugar
2 cups flour
¼ lb. ground almonds

Mix dough and form into crescent shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet @ 325. Roll in white sugar

Gumdrop Balls

1 can sweetened condensed milk Heat in double boiler till thick. Add one at a time to the above:
1 tsp salt
1 cup finely crushed cornflakes
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ lb finely cut gumdrops

Drop by spoonfuls & roll in coconut.

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