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Archive for the month “December, 2009”

Mom’s Coconut Cherry Bars

This cookie recipe was a favorite of mom’s, she would make them every Christmas. Phil, this is for you!

Coconut Cherry Bars

2 cups flour
1 cup butter
6 Tbls. confectioners sugar

4 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
1 cup coconut
1 cup green maraschino cherries, quartered
1 cup red maraschino cherries, quartered

Mix flour, butter and confectioners sugar with hands and spread in a cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. In a bowl, beat eggs. Mix in remaining ingredients. Pour evenly over cooked crust. Bake about 25 minutes until golden brown all over. Cool before cutting into squares.

Traditional Wassail

This recipe comes from a good friend. The drink is delicious and the aroma fills the air. A great drink this time of year.

1 3/4 cup sugar
1 qt water
1 qt OJ

1 c lemon juice
1/2 gallon apple cider
3 sticks of cinnamon
1/2 tsp whole cloves

Mix, heat on low in a crockpot or on stovetop.

Delicious and a wonderful aroma.

And you get the added bonus of being able to sing
“Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green…” 🙂

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