Holiday Recipes for You!

Here are some of those secret Mom recipes that can help transport you back to your childhood.

Peanut Blossoms

1. Unwrap the chocolate kisses. You may have to do some quality-control by sampling them. Therefore you should probably get two bags of kisses.
2. In a large bowl stir together flour and soda. Add all the other ingredients (except the kisses). Mix it all up into a dough, and chill for a while.
3. Roll small amounts of dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes, or until light golden brown.
5. Remove from oven and immediately press an unwrapped chocolate kiss into each cookie. Mmmmm.

Coconut Macaroons

Yes, you can make macaroons! Try these. 1. Mix everything (except the cherries) together.
2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
3. Top with half a candied cherry.
4. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden at the edges. Remove immediately from the pan and let cool. Makes about 3 dozen.

Melting Lace

Hmmm. Sounds kind of like a Dali painting, doesn't it? They're actually like one of those fancy Pepperidge Farm cookies. They're easy to make -- they just take a little time to assemble. 1. Melt the butter, and stir in the remaining ingredients except the chocolate.
2. Use a measuring teaspoon to scoop little globs of batter, and drop it onto greased cookie sheets. Leave 2 inches between the globs of dough.
3. Bake at 350 for 7 to 9 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven.
4. Let them sit for one minute to set up a bit, then quickly place them on a flat surface to cool.
5. Melt the chocolate.
6. Spread the back of one cookie with chocolate, and then put another cookie on top (bottom to bottom -- like a little cookie sandwich).
7. Makes about 2 dozen (you can make them smaller too).

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