Tag Archives: Christmas cookies

From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Pecan Dainties


I started this week of holiday baking with Aunt Vivian Morrison’s  Fudge Candy recipe from My Mother’s Recipe Box. So I thought it would be appropriate to finish the week with a recipe from another relative, Aunt Irlene Morrison.

Pecan Dainties are more like candy than cookies, but at the holidays, it’s all about sweets! Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful holiday season and new year.

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From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Thumbprint Cookies


Who hasn’t eaten a thumbprint cookie, especially at the holidays? There’s so much variety in what to put in the crater made by your thumb before baking: Hershey’s chocolate kisses, jams or jellies, fruit, etc. I’m sure there are many variations. I remember making a version of this recipe from My Mother’s Recipe Box for “stained glass” cookies:  each one has a Lifesaver candy in the center that melts when baked to look like a stained glass window.

What’s your favorite?

From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Molasses Cookies


I’m not sure who Mrs. Linder is or was, but she gave my mother this recipe for Molasses Cookies. What cookies could be better–or easier– to make for the holidays?

From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Russian Tea Cakes


I’ve been in sort of a Russian cooking phase since my recent borscht experiment, so I thought this would be a good time to include this recipe for Russian Tea Cakes from My Mother’s Recipe Box as part of this week’s holiday vintage recipe collection.

From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Stadig Cookies


I had never heard of Stadig Cookies before and, when I Googled “stadig,” I couldn’t find a definition. So I went to the Google translator and discovered it’s Danish for “still.” If anyone has a story behind this cookie, I’d love to know it. Apparently, it’s a simple almond cookie that looks like shortbread to me. Yum!

See the rest of this week’s holiday baking recipes in My Mother’s Recipe Box.

From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Peanut Butter Cookies


They may not be traditional holiday cookies, but Peanut Butter Cookies are my absolute favorite cookie, and this recipe from My Mother’s Recipe Box is the one I learned to bake from.

I love the little diagram on the back of the card showing how to do the criss-crosses with a fork.

From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Jelly Cookies


It’s Day 2 of a week of holiday baking recipes from My Mother’s Recipe Box. Remember Jelly Cookies? Those simple treats designed to be a vehicle for a mouthful of jelly? I love that explosion of sweet-tart fruit in my mouth, especially when they’re right out of the oven.

While this recipe calls for currant jelly, you could use just about any kind you choose. Or use a variety for a more festive presentation on your holiday cookie tray.