Belongs to cokerlj Jeweled Christmas Slices 
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Very festive

You might need to buy:
  • confectioners sugar
  • vanilla
  • flour
  • pecan halves
  • butter softened
Belongs to cokerlj Crispy Shortbread Cookies 
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One of my book club ladies brought this to a meeting. They were delish…excellent as a Christmas Cookie.

You might need to buy:
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • flour
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  • Melted White Chocolate
  • Christmas or other seasonal sprinkles

Looked at several hot Apple cider recipes, took what flavors I liked and came up with this combination. Even my grand kids liked it at room temp.

You might need to buy:
  • Cinnamon sticks as needed
  • whole cloves
  • each 1/2 inch slices fresh ginger
  • Orange slices as needed
  • lemon juice
  • bottled apple cider
Belongs to cokerlj Kolachky (NOT the same as Czech Kolaches) 
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Very old recipe…Many recipes of a similar cookie call to make these with cream cheese and butter…not sour cream and not yeast. I believe those are possibly more Polish. This recipe originally called to pull all four centers into the middle making a pouch, this was called a “scarf”; I choose to pull just two corners in…this is to represent the Christ Child wrapped in swaddling.

You might need to buy:
  • FILLING-
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  • Extra flour for rolling out dough OR extra powdered sugar for rolling out dough.
  • ADDITIONAL-
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  • beaten egg white
  • beaten egg yolks
  • salt
  • sugar
  • regular rise yeast
  • flour
  • DOUGH-
  • water as needed
  • apricot preserves or peach preserves
  • vanilla
  • margarine
  • Minute Tapioca
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Belongs to cokerlj VANOCKA -- Czech Christmas Bread 
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This is traditionally made at Christmas. Serve sliced with butter or toast it with butter…make French toast or bread pudding with leftovers!
For clear directions on making the braid, go to YouTube and look for Christmas Bread – Vanocka by Czech Cookbook. There will be an instructional video for making the braid. I mix mine different and add more raisins and additional dried fruit.

You might need to buy:
  • salt
  • large lemon for zest
  • egg yolks
  • melted butter
  • Golden raisins
  • cut up dried apricots
  • additional whole eggs to brush over braid
  • Sliced Almonds
  • granulated sugar + 1 tablespoon for yeast
  • milk
  • Powdered Sugar

Haven’t tried.
Like a cheese ball but sweet.

You might need to buy:
  • mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar
  • brown sugar
  • Vanilla wafers and/or graham crackers
Belongs to cokerlj Candied Pecans 

Haven’t tried.

You might need to buy:
  • pecan halves
  • water
  • egg white
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • white sugar

Haven’t tried…but good to know.
Makes a perfect, shiny glaze.

You might need to buy:
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • light corn syrup
  • almond flavoring OR flavoring of your choice
Belongs to cokerlj Peppermint Sugar Cookies 
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Might try a peppermint flavored sugar cookie glaze.
See my recipe in this book for “Best Sugar Cookie Frosting”.

You might need to buy:
  • additional powdered sugar for rolling
  • finely crushed hard peppermint candies
  • peppermint extract
  • egg whites
  • egg yolk
  • powdered sugar
  • salt
  • flour
  • baking powder
Belongs to cokerlj Nesselrode Pie 
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This was a very popular pie in the 1940-50’s. Mother made it special for Christmas. You don’t hear of it very often these days.

You might need to buy:
  • rum extract
  • cherry juice
  • maraschino cherries finely chopped
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • pecans finely chopped
  • bitter sweet chocolate grated