1/2 cup shortening
1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup finely diced peeled apple
1 cup raisins
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 to 4 teaspoons milk
In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and milk. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts, apple and raisins.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks.
In a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla, salt and enough milk to achieve drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves
In a large bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the oil, egg and vanilla. Add salt and gradually add the flour to creamed mixture and mix well. Beat in poppy seeds and lemon peel.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Spoon 1/4 tsp. preserves into each cookie.
Bake at 324 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Move to wire racks to cool. Makes about 5 dozen.
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
Powdered sugar for rolling the cookies
In a bowl, cream the butter, sugar and egg until will blended. Add lemon juice and peel. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Add the chopped almonds. Cover and refrigerate the dough several hours or overnight.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned (not brown on top).
Remove from oven and place immediately on wire racks to cool for about 5 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar. Makes about 3 dozen.