Sunday, December 17, 2017

Day 16....

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome to ~
Day 16

Day 16 was....
The great Christmas cookie Bake - off at the Pfeiffer House!

Throwback Cookie Bake Day circa 2008
Cookie Baking Day

We baked lots and lots of Cookies...
I thought I'd share a couple of my absolute favorites.

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies
1 c. butter
½ c. confectioner’s sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 ¼ c. sifted flour
¼ t. salt
¾ c. chopped pecans
Cream butter, add sugar, add vanilla. Mix well. Chop nuts very fine in food processor. Add nuts, flour and salt to butter mixture. Mix well. Form into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees 10-15 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while hot. Again when cool.
Makes 3 Dz. 1 in. balls.

Jam Thumbprints – Barefoot Contessa
3 sticks butter – room temp
 1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
3 ½ c. flour
¼ kosher salt
1 beaten egg with 1 Tbs. water – for egg wash
7 ounces of sweetened flaked coconut
Raspberry jam

In an electric mixer with paddle, cream together the butter and sugar until just combined, then add vanilla. Separately, sift together the flour and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar. Mix until the dough starts to come together. Dump on floured board and roll together into flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough into 1 ¼ balls if you weigh 1 oz. Dip each ball into the egg wash and then roll it in coconut. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press a light indentation into the top of each with your finger. Drop 1/2 t. of jam into each indentation. Bake for 20 -25 minutes until the coconut is golden brown. Cool completely (don't even try warm) and serve. 

Both of these cookies are simple and simply delicious!

I stack the thumbprints and roll in cellophane and tie with a bow and tag and gift to neighbors. 

Happy Day 16!!

Until tomorrow....
love and hugs in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx


  1. Thanks for sharing your cookie recipes, Vonna. I bet the neighbors are delighted to receive your gift of cookies.

  2. Thank you for the recipes!

  3. You were / are the most amazing Mom. The chef outfits are wonderful and all the kids are totally engaged. What great memories.

  4. Thanks for sharing your cookie recipes. The wedding cookies are one of my favorites; my mom was a wonderful cook and we made these every Christmas. I carry on the tradition today.
    The jam thumbprints sound delicious; I want to make these now too.

  5. YUMMY!!!!!! I love that picture of your kids!!!

  6. The wedding cookie recipe brings back such wonderful childhood memories, and I’m fascinated by the thumbprint cookies. I’m just going to have to try it soon. 😊

  7. Sounds yummy! Love the pic!


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