During the Christmas Season I baked and prepared foods for entertaining to share with you all. What I didn’t know is that there would be a tragedy here in Connecticut so the Twelve Days of Christmas on my blog has been pushed back a few weeks. But I want to finish the 12 Days of Christmas since so many nice things have been made and especially I wanted to post about my Mom’s wonderful and unique Christmas cookies and goodies.
Here’s Mom at 103 reading her pixie cookie recipe. She makes them every year. Michele, niece, and I helped make them this year (don’t ask me why. Mom made dozens of chocolate chip cookies this season, probably over 100 easily).
She’s always all dressed up like going to a party.
This recipe is interesting because it has cottage cheese in it. It’s marvelous, light and flaky with a sugary walnut filling.
Here’s the recipe:
12 oz. of margarine
1 lb. small curd cottage cheese
4 cups of flour
1 TBSP sugar
Sometimes it’s good to cool the dough a little before rolling because it’s very delicate.
Roll as thinly as you can.
Cut into 3” squares or whatever size you like.
How to make the filling: Grind walnuts
3/4 cup of margarine
2 cups of sugar
2 TBSP of water
Cook until it boils, about 4 minutes
Add 3/4 cup of crushed walnuts
The mixture will be very thick and chunky. That’s okay.
Place 1 tsp. on each square of rolled out dough.
Mom getting ready to make the walnut filling. Mom’s kitchen. Nice. Clean. ha ha
I put too much on these squares. Only 1 tsp is needed. See the cottage cheese?
Bring up two corners and pinch in the middle to make a Pixie Cookie. (sometimes I call them diapers).
This recipe is very old… probably over a hundred years old since my mother got this recipe from someone else when she was in her twenties…
Hope you enjoyed these TWO recipes from my Mom. FOUR more recipes to go as part of the SIX Christmas Goodies and Treats…. coming soon….
Best Christmastime memories,
Parties to Peruse:
My Romantic Home
Tatertots and Jello