Monday, December 19, 2011

Vintage Family Recipes

When we think of the the holidays we always seem to go back to the recipe box for those old family favorites that bring back fond childhood memories.
For some reason that special recipe gives you a comfort that nothing else can and gives you a inner peace.  Why we only go back to that recipe once a year is a mystery, but it is oh so worth it.  With the hustle and bustle of the season, trying to get it all done, you get one bite of that special recipe and it seems to melt all the stress away.

This first recipe will be one of our traditional cookies, Swedish Heirloom. Our holiday would definitely not be the same without them! The recipe card is so worn and tattered which means it is well loved.

We have many of those recipes and will share with you over time, and hope that you will share your special recipes with us as well.

SWEDISH HEIRLOOM COOKIES  OVEN 325 degrees
CREAM TOGETHER :
1 cup shortening
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 c. chopped nuts
2 cups sifted flour
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vanilla
Roll into 1" balls and place on an ungreased pan
Bake for 12-15 minutes  While still warm, in a bowl with powdered sugar, roll them around to cover and set on wire rack to finish cooling.
Then get a big glass of milk, cup of tea or coffee and enjoy.  Then pack the rest up to share :)
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