Archives for the day of: December 19, 2016

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 SPICY CHRISTMAS PERSIMMON COOKIES

YIELD 6-12 DOZENS

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INGREDIENT LIST

3 CUPS BROWN SUGAR      1 CUP BUTTER        

3 CUPS PERSIMMON PULP    2 EGGS    4 CUPS FLOUR       

2 TABLESPOON BAKING SODA  3/4 TABLESPOON SALTS    

2 CUPS RAISINS      2  CUPS CHOPPED or GROUND PECANS

  • GROUND CINNAMON, NUTMEG, and CLOVES, TO TASTE
  • (DRU’S MEASUREMENTS TO FOLLOW)

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 DIRECTIONS

 3        Cups of Brown Sugar

1         Cup Butter (First soften cubes of butter in the microwave until near melting)

 In a very large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and the butter

 3        Cups Persimmon Pulp

2         Eggs

 Then Add the Persimmon Pulp and Eggs and Mix Together

 In a small bowl sift & mix together the following ingredients:

 4  Cups Flour                2  Tspns Baking Soda       3/4   Tspn Salt

1   Tspn Cinnamon                1  Tspn Nutmeg            1/2   Tspn Ground Cloves

 Then Add the Dry Ingredients to the Persimmon Mixture in the Large Bowl and Stir Well

 2        Cups Raisins (First soak in hot water to plump…don’t forget to drain)

 2        Cups Pecans, Finely Chopped or even Ground

 Finally Add the Plumped Raisins and Ground Nuts, Stir again

 Drop by Teaspoonfuls on Cookie Sheet and Bake at 350 degrees for 15 Minutes.  Remove from Oven (DO NOT OVER BAKE) the cookies should be soft when they are removed from the oven.  Loosen with a Spatula but allow to Cool for 2-3 Minutes before Removing Them from the Tray

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 *FOR TOPPINGS IF YOU REALLY WANT “AFTERS” YOU CAN DUST THE COOKIES WITH POWDERED SUGAR WHILE THEY COOL ON THE TRAY

*DRIZZLE WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF YOUR FAVORITE HARD SAUCE

*OR MAKE A CREAM CHEESE FROSTING AND PLACE A SMALL DOLLOP ON TOP OF EACH COOKED BUT OUR FAMILY IS SATISFIED WITH THESE COOKIES JUST AS THEY COME OUT OF THE OVEN

 ENJOY

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santainsnowMERRY MERRY and ALL THAT JAZZ!  ~~dru  ~~

drudolf

Oooooo I just CAN’T helpmself; BB is soo funny!

~~dru~~

Well I would NEVER attempt this but for those of you who might….this does sound very good and very Xmasy. Thanx to Lisa for sharing and for her music pick to get us moving. I haven’t an idea what they are singing about but the rhythm and melody is just the right mood to add a little peppermint to your AM coffee. ~~dru~~

Life of an El Paso Woman

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend was good! We (my grandmother, mom, my son and me) made about 25 pounds of three different kinds of tamales on Saturday. I know I said this last year but I’ll say it again…I’m still trying to get the recipes for them. The recipes are my grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s. My grandmother doesn’t measure any ingredients when she cooks. Asking an 81-year-old woman for a recipe is a difficult task. I ask her if I can write them down because I write on the Internet and she just looks at me like HUH? What are you talking about? Forget about explaining what a blog is. 🙂 I finally said “I want the recipes because I want to make tamales after you die.” I think she finally accepted that answer so we’ll see…

20161219_061455.jpgOur Christmas Tamales

wp-1482153370802.jpgMy son learning the ropes.

Here’s some photos I took on Saturday, along with a few from my son’s Christmas program last week. My son’s class sang…

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