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SPECULAS

Posted On January 4, 2011

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from Mrs. Vanderspeck

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 cup flour

pinch salt

1 1/2- 2  tsp. speculas spice( see below)

3/4 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

finely chopped almonds if desired

If too dry, add a little cream. Roll out thin and cut as desired. Bake in 350 deg. oven until light golden brown.

SPECULA SPICE – mix together and store in jar with tight lid.

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. allspice or cloves

1 tsp. nutmeg

MRS. VANDERSPECK’S BUTTER COOKIES

Posted On January 3, 2011

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a family friend from Princeton.

1 cup light brown sugar

1 cup butter

2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp. specula spice (see below)

Make small balls and press with fork. 350-375 deg. about 15 min.

SPECULA SPICE – mix together and store in jar with tight lid.

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. allspice or cloves

1 tsp. nutmeg

NUT BRICKLE

Posted On January 3, 2011

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4 cup rice krispies

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup corn syrup

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup brown sugar

1  1/2 tsp. vanilla

2/3 cup semi-sweet choc. pieces

1/3 cup choppped nuts

Place rice krispies in medium sized bowl. Combine melted butter, syrup, salt, sugar and vanilla, mixing until well blended. Add to cereal, mix well. Press into bottom of well-buttered 9 inch square pan. Bake in 400 deg. oven about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate bits. Spread chocolate with knife as it melts, then sprinkle with nuts. Cool, cut into squares, chill until firm. Makes about 30 pieces.

SHORTBREAD LEAVES

Posted On January 3, 2011

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325 deg. 25 minutes

1 cup marg., cream thoroughly

Sift 4 times- 1/2  cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup icing sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 cup sifted flour.

Add dry ingredients to creamed marg. and turn on lightly floured board.  Knead till it begins to crack. Never refrigerate.   Add green colouring now,  a really deep green, or not. Roll out 1/4″ thick, cut out leaves, using a cookie cutter.

Optional: I would also add that you could omit the green food colouring, but before you bake the cookies, brush them with beaten egg white and sprinkle green sugar on top.

YULE LOGS

Posted On January 3, 2011

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3/4 cup butter

1/3 cup sugar

2 tbsp. water

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 – 1 tsp. almond extract

1 egg white, slightly beaten

1/2 cup finely chopped, blanched almonds

Cream butter, add sugar and cream well together.  Stir in water and almond extract.  Add flour gradually and combine thoroughly. Divide dough into 8 equal portions.

On an unfloured board, roll each piece into an 8 inch roll about the thickness of a finger, then cut into 2 inch lengths. Brush rolls with slightly beaten egg white, then roll in chopped nuts.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake in a moderate oven,350 deg. until nuts are lightly browned. 12 – 15 minutes. Makes about 32 logs.

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