Hi! to all you visitors from Heather's place! I figured I would post the recipe for those pretty cookies (and they're also delicious as an added bonus!) as my gift to you. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!
When I got married, not only did I acquire a fabulous husband but he came loaded with an amazing array of family recipes. This one just might be my favorite.
Mix ingredients in order (I just use a wooden spoon and it works great). Shape into balls (about an inch in diameter). Dip into egg whites (roll them around so they are completely covered) then roll in chopped nuts. Firmly press candied cherry, cut side down, into cookie (press hard enough to get it down in there but not so hard it starts to crack at the edges, got it?). Place on ungreased baking sheets with at least 1 inch between each cookie (they don't grow to much but it's good to give them some elbow room).
Bake at 350º for 15 to 20 minutes. They should be starting to turn a light golden brown(they take 20 minutes in my oven). You can take them off the baking sheet after about 5 minutes and then let them cool on a rack.
This recipe makes about 30 cookies so I always double mine because I can't stop eating them.
On another note:
Life has fewer thrills than looking through your door's peep-hole on Christmas Eve and seeing Heather Bailey standing there (Isaac and Charlotte too!) with packages in her hands. (Santa? Santa who?) Oh boy! Oh boy oh boy oh boy!
Look at what she brought:
This one nearly brought tears to my eyes. I have adored this sweet strawberry since the first time I layed eyes on it (you will most likely see some better pictures of it in the Apr/May issue of Mary Engelbreit Home Companion,the best magazine EVER). I know she is working on a fun pattern for it (along with the pear pincushion!). Again: Oh boy oh boy oh boy!
And look at these beauties! I wish I could upload an audio file so you could enjoy the tight "whoosh-click" sound they make when I open and shut them (which I should stop doing so I can get some of the mess picked up around here). I don't have this size (well now I do) so it's the perfect addition to my collection of tools. Or I could add them to my fun little box of shiny things.
We also received a bag loaded with sweet chocolaty things which I won't show you (No, not because I already ate it all, thank you) because I'm going to let Joey enjoy those and he doesn't want everybody looking at his food. I'll be over here eating those cookies.
Many many Christmas Blessings (and after all, Christmas was the start to the biggest blessing of all!) to you and your's!