Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 5 Mistletoe Make & Bake Blog Hop

Day 5...So, have you been making and baking as we blog along?  Up today...
Roseann Kermes – Rosebud’s Cottage
Brenda Riddle – Little Acorns

I wonder what these two have in store for y'all today?

Is there one tradition that you have to do during the holiday season, something you can't live without?  Mine is eggnog...
  yummy, creamy, rich eggnog...and do you know what goes great with eggnog?? COOKIES!!!

This recipe came from my Mother-in-law and while I do an okay job with them, and they taste pretty much the same for some reason her's are better...and these Linzer Tarts go great with eggnog, so grab a mug and get to baking...almost a match made in heaven.

LINZER TARTS


           

1 cup butter   
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract
3 cups flour
1 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
1 cup Raspberry Preserves (or flavor of your choice)
powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar; blend in eggs, extract, flour, baking powder.  Mix well, chill batter for 1 hour or more.  Roll out quarter of mixture at a time; cut with round cookie cutter (scalloped edges are pretty); take half of circles and cut smaller holes in middle; bake 350 for 8 to 10 minutes; do not overbake you’ll want a soft cookie and they should look white, no browning.  Cool cookies completely on rack; put preserves on solid side of cookie, top with cookie with hole in the middle; sift powdered sugar on top.
Makes 32 cookies
**Click on the name to download a pdf copy**
Tomorrow is day 6...
so, until then....
Be Kind
Kelly Ann



53 comments:

  1. The one thing that we have to have and only have at Christmas is Peanut Butter Cup Cocoa! There is one reason why we have this only at Christmas because I'm positive you would surely die of the richness! It is simply the best!!! I have always wanted to try these cookies!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Those cookies look gorgeous! I am lazy and use Pepperidge Farms, which are good, but I can only imagine how delicious homemade ones must be - Lucky!

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  3. Wow! Beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sharing the recipes!

    This has been so much fun (thank you for all the work into it)!

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  4. I love eggnog too. My cousin used to make it every year, and I assumed she made it from scratch. She served it in a beautiful crystal bowl with dollops of whipped cream floating on top of it. Then one year, as I was swooning over my eggnog, she said, "Oh no, I don't "make" it. I just pour it out of the container into the bowl!" We all had a good laugh! I guess it was the presentation! Just like those beautiful mugs in your picture. I'd be swooning over one of those too! Thanks for sharing the Linzer Tart recipe. One of my favorite cookies.

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  5. These cookies sound delish and coupled with eggnog, yummo!

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  6. The one thing I cannot do during the holidays is drink eggnog! My husband loves it, so I'll get some for him, though!

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  7. Are there enough hours between now and Christmas to make all these recipes? LOL And then what to do with all the cookies? Eggnog used to be one of my favorite holiday drinks. You could say that was one of our traditions.

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  8. My family loves eggnog too. These cokkies seem perfect to go with it.

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  9. No one in my family likes eggnog but me. So I have my own tradition, a lovely carton, some whipped cream and a few moments of quiet in front of the tree on a few busy evenings before heading to bed.

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  10. Not an eggnog drinker, but, if yours taste as good as that picture looks, I may learn to like it! Your MIL's recipe sounds so yummy! I will try them with strawberry jam, my SIL's favorite fruit. Thank you so much for sharing. Read you tomorrow on the last day of toeing! HUGS... and stitches

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  11. Eggnog!!! A Christmas tradition.

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  12. I will pass on the nog but will go double for the cookies;)

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  13. Looks good. Getting fat (fatter) just reading the recipes.

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  14. Don't do eggnog, but the recipe sounds great.

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  15. Looks like everyone will be shopping for new pants this Christmas!! Thank you for sharing this great recipe with us!!

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  16. Love egg nog for the Holidays Thank You for the Hop and the recipes

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  17. Eggnog and cookies. Sounds great. Thank you for the recipe. Judy S.

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  18. Our family loves eggnog and cookies after the candlelight service. Such a sweet time.

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  19. These sound really good I think I will make them with blackberry jam.
    Thanks!!

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  20. So much for trying to loose weight right now. I guess I have a New Years resoultion. Thanks for the cookie recipe

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  21. The cookies sound wonderful, the eggnog not so much. My husband enjoys eggnog though.

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  22. I gain all of my holiday weight in eggnog!

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  23. Thanks for the great recipe. Egg nog is a tradition in our house..but not for me. But I LOVE cookies!!Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I think your eggnog is the same as the dutch 'advokaat' I love it. Will try your cookies with the eggnog. Till tomorrrow

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  25. Love those cookies! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  26. My entire family loves eggnog....can't wait for the holidays to come around so we can indulge. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Eggnog is my husband's favorite holiday beverage. I will have to make the Linzer Tarts for him. Thank you for sharing!

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  28. The Linzer Tarts sound wonderful.

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  29. Eggnog sounds wonderful!

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  30. The tarts sound delicious, I can't wait to try them. Thanks

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  31. I have been wanting to make Linzer cookies. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  32. So many choices - which one to make first......

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  33. This blog has been fun and this recipe sounds yummy! Thanks!

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  34. Ah, eggnog! In our family gatherings, I always serve eggnog, but only 3 of all 21 people will touch it! Hubbie says I should scrap it, but since it's only out once a year, NO GO! Can't wait to try the cookies with the eggnog!!

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  35. Ah! that special ingredient Mom puts in her recipe that no one else can duplicate: her love :)

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  36. eggnog is my grandsons absolute favorite

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  38. I can't believe this hop is winding down and tomorrow's the last day. :( Thank you for all of the great recipes. ~Kathleen

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  39. Thanks for the yummy recipe..

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  40. My grandma used to make us a non-alcoholic eggnog for breakfast whenever we were visiting. Neither my momma, my sisters or I have ever been able to duplicate the wonderful flavor her's had.

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  41. Wow that sure sounds good! The picture looks like a must have right now! I happen to like eggnog at least once this time of year, can't let the season go by without it :)

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  42. A great recipe! Thank you so much.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  43. YUmmmm. Raspberry is one of my favorites. Thanks.

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  44. I love eggnog! And I will drink it with your tarts! Thanks a million!

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  45. Thanks for another great recipe

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  46. These tarts sound delicious. Hope I can find a minute or two to get some made.

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  47. That picture of eggnog is to die for! Thanks for the recipe.

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  48. I'm gaining weight just reading all of the good recipes!

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  49. While I am not real crazy about eggnog, I do love me some Christmas cookies!

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  50. Thanks for all of the great ideas, recipes and fun.
    I have enjoyed seeing new blogs.

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  51. I can pass on the eggnog, but your cookie recipe sounds great!

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  52. Another yummy recipe!! YUMMO!! Thanks for this hop! It's really gotten me ready for the Christmas season! Polly

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