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Christmas Recipes

I love giving little homemade gifts to people during the holiday season.  How often do you remember the UPS Guy or your mail carrier?  I have seen some of the most beautiful smiles of appreciate over the years from my mail carriers, just by giving them a little homemade goodie.  These recipes came from my:  Christmas Recipes Squidoo Lens

Rose Cranberry Drop Cookies

I called the original recipe “Fairy Rose Cookies” because one day while I was making one of my Inspirational Faeries, this recipe came to me. I have altered it for Christmas and to be honest these cookies will melt in your mouth. They have become one of my favorite cookies. Enjoy!

Soak ¼ cup of Rose Petals in a ½ cup of warm water for 30 minutes.

Soak ¼ cup of Craisins (sweetened dried cranberries) in ½ cup of water for 30 minutes.

Chop the craisins in a coffee grater until they are real fine, set aside

Strain the Rose Petals, set water aside and again in the coffee grater chop the rose petals real fine.

Cream together:

1 stick of unsalted margarine (softened at room temperature)

1 stick of regular margarine (softened at room temperature)

1 cup of powdered sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2 tablespoons of Rose Water

Mix in:

Chopped Craisins

Chopped Rose Petals

¼ cup of Mini Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Slowly Add:

2 cups of all purpose flour to mixture

Blend all of the ingredients together. Use a 1 inch cookie scoop and drop the cookie mix onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until cookies are a light golden brown. Let them completely cool.

Make a Glaze: (optional)

½ cup of Powder sugar

1 to 1 ½ teaspoon of Rose Water

(You may have to add a few more drops of Rose Water, but start out with the smallest amount)

Put glaze into a zip lock baggie, snip a corner and drizzle over cooled cookies.

Save the rest of your Rose Water in the refrigerator, it will keep for a few days. Try adding it to noodles for a delicious taste.

         Cranberry Holiday Bread

(I chop my cranberries and nuts up in a food processer, if you rather have chunky nuts and cranberries you do not have to grind them fine)

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

2/3 cup chopped cranberries

¾ cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup canola oil

½ cup packed dark brown sugar

2 teaspoons No Sodium Baking Soda

1 teaspoon No Sodium Baking Powder

2 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups of all purpose flour

Mix your ingredients in a bowl. Lightly spray a load pan with a non stick cooking spray. Bake on 350 degrees for 1 hour.

The Spread

1 small container of low fat cream cheese

¼ cup of chopped walnuts

¼ cup of chopped cranberries

Mix together until well blended.

This bread goes great with breakfast. It is just a festive treat served with coffee or tea.

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