Before I forget, we're going to start off with my French Silk Pie recipe. This pie gets rave reviews every time I serve it and is the first pie to be finished on Thanksgiving even though I bring 3 different kinds of pies. I gave you the pie crust recipe here. Make the crust and let it cool before making this recipe:
FRENCH SILK PIE
Crust: Use recipe I provided or use a ready made Pillsbury Pie Crust from a 15 oz package.
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1 cup butter, softened (do not use margarine..it won't harden)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 large eggs
Prepare crust and let cool at least 30 minutes before filling.
Melt chocolate in small saucepan or in microwaveable container. Cool. In small bowl, beat butter, until fluffy. Add sugar and mix well, add cooled chocolate, and vanilla. Blend well and scrape bowl often.
Add eggs one at a time, beating on high speed for 3-4 minutes after each additional egg. Make sure mixture is smooth and fluffy. Pour into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate!! Enjoy
Now for the remainder of the cookies. Next is my husband's favorite. (Probably because it was the only kind of cookie his mother ever made. lol)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 1/4 cup flour
red and green sugar for decorating
Mix all and force through a cookie press. Sprinkle colored sugar on top. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 6-9 minutes at 400 degrees.
The last cookie recipe is for my daughter's favorite cookie. I have been making this one since she was born and Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without it.
BON BON COOKIES
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
Mix all together except cherries. If the dough is too dry, add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of milk. Put small amount in palm of hand, and wrap around a drained marchino cherry. Do all until the dough is finished. Put on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes. Dip tops in frosting, and decorate as desired.
1 cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoon cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring (I always make these pink for some reason)
Here they are in process:
And here they are all done. You will not get this many from that single recipe. One batch only makes about 32 cookies, so I usually make a triple batch. Seems like I'm hiding cherries forever. lol
Now I need to get sewing, I guess, otherwise I won't have anything to show you. I hope you enjoyed this little break. Happy baking!