THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HAVE ENTERED MY GIVEAWAY. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Steaming hot bowls of soup and chili. Hot mugs of cider and hot chocolate. Yes, my friends, these are the kinds of things that we will soon be enjoying as the days grow shorter and the air grows crisper. I'd like to host a giveaway to celebrate the fast approaching Fall and Winter season.
You could be the lucky winner of my Sunshine Posie Handbag.
To be eligible for this giveaway, please share your favorite holiday cookie or dessert recipe in my comment section under this post only. Please also share why it is special to you. You will not be judged by your recipe. The giveaway will end on Monday, September 22, 2008, which also happens to be the first day of Fall. A winner will be chosen by random number generator on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.
My favorite recipe is for Almond Cookies. It is light and flaky and has a wonderful almond flavor. This recipe was given to me by my friend Lyanne over 25 years ago. Just thinking about this aromatic cookie reminds me of the time that we got together with several of our friends and baked a grand assortment of cookies for the group of oral surgeons that we worked for. It was a fun time and a memory that I have never forgotten.
3 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
pinch of salt
1-1/2 cups Crisco (never substitute)
1 teaspoon almond extract
red food coloring
Sift flour, sugar, soda, and salt together. With a pastry cutter (or 2 butter knives), cut the dry ingredients into the Crisco. When the dough is finely cut, add in the almond extract and egg. Mix well.
Form into 1-inch balls. Place on parchment paper or silpat liner. Press down lightly on the center of each cookie. Dip the end of a wooden spoon into red food coloring and dab a small circle of coloring onto the center of each cookie.
Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on wire rack.
**For Christmas, I also use green food coloring, making half of the batch green and the other half red. This creates a wonderful festive look.
Soooooo......who is going to be the first to enter? I look forward to welcoming in Fall and Winter with you.
Have a nice day, everyone.