for family meals :
Slices - Italian Christmas Cookies
is one of the recipes that has been provided by
Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. (You can contact
Shirley by emailing her - click here).
was sent to me from the Better Homes & Gardens
Newsletter. Haven't tried them yet. They look
1/2 cup butter
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 Tblsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 square (1 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate, melted
4 tsp. milk
1/3 cup chopped candied red cherries
1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts
1/4 tsp. rum flavoring
Few drops green food coloring
Powdered sugar icing or melted chocolate (optional)
shortening and butter about 30 seconds or till
softened. Add half the flour, the sugar, egg,
2 tablespoons of milk, vanilla, baking soda,
and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Beat till thoroughly
combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
Stir in remaining flour.
dough into thirds. Into one portion, mix chocolate
and 2 teaspoon of the milk. Into second portion,
mix cherries. Into third portion mix nuts, remaining
milk, flavoring, and enough green food coloring
to tint dough.
shape dough, line bottom and sides of an 8 x
4 x 2 inch loaf pan with clear plastic wrap.
Press pink dough evenly in pan. Top with chocolate
dough. Top with green dough. Cover and chill
for 4 - 24 hours.
pan; remove dough. Remove plastic wrap. Cut
dough into 1/4 inch thick slices; cut each slice
crosswise into three pieces. Place 2 inches
apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
in 375º oven 8 - 10 minutes or till edges
are lightly browned. Remove and cool on rack.
Drizzle with powdered sugar icing tinted green
or with melted chocolate.