Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

This cookie recipe is my all time Family Christmas memory cookie - Christmas wasn't complete if you didn't make these when I was growing up. A bit of a production to make but oh so worth the time.

Ok and the all time MOST Favorite....and most delicious

"Sandwich Cookies"

This was the closest picture I could find, they look lke this,
with powder sugar icing and you top with maraschino cherry bits.


1 cup grated almonds
1/2 lb pwd. sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 lb butter
2 1/2 cups flour
1/8 tsp. salt
currant jelly
maraschino cherries (cut into small bits 1/4 pieces are good size in red and green)

Cream buter & sugar, add nuts, flour, salt, vanilla. Refrigerate. (Could even make the night before and leave in refrigerator over night)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare Powder Sugar Icing - 1 c. sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, Milk
In a mixing bowl, stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make of drizzling consistency. Set aside

Roll-out dough to thin, cut into circles, place on cookie sheet in even numbers only, bake for 10-12 minutes until done, remove from oven, while still hot/warm place a small dab (teaspoon) of current jelly in the center of one cookie and then top with another, continue until all cookies are paired with current jelly. Drizzle top with Powder sugar icing and top with small bit of maraschino cherries (one bit red and one bit green) Cool and enjoy!!!!
Best cookie ever ......

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