JUST FOR LAUGHS!
Q What did the ghost say to Santa Claus?
A. I'll have a boo Christmas without you.
Q. What do you call a snowman party?
A. A Snowball!
Q. What did the Gingerbread Man put on his bed?
A. A cookie sheet!
Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a shark?
A. Frost bite!
Q. What do you call an Eskimo cow?
A. An Eskimoo.
Q. How is the Christmas alphabet different from the ordinary alphabet?
A. The Christmas alphabet has NO EL.
Q. What do the elves sing to Santa Claus on his birthday?
A. Freeze a jolly good fellow . . .
Q. What do you call a cat on the beach at Christmastime?
A. Sandy Claws!
Q. Why are Christmas trees such bad knitters?
A. They are always dropping their needles.
Here are some very easy NO BAKE COOKIES for you to make!
CRISPY SKILLET COOKIES
This old recipe for no bake cookies is a real winner. The richness of the melted dates and the crispiness of the cereal are a fabulous contrast. They are crisp, rich, and absolutely delicious.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped dates
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/4 cups rice krispies cereal
In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove and add sugar and dates, mixing well until combined. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes. Then add beaten egg, and cook, stirring constantly, until the ingredients are all melted together. Add vanilla and rice krispies; remove from heat. Stir until combined.
Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar and shape into balls. Store covered in refrigerator.
NIGHTY NITE COOKIES
2 egg whites
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs until fluffy, and gradually add sugar. Beat until stiff. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Drop on foil lined pan. Put in oven, close door, turn oven off. DON'T OPEN UNTIL MORNING!!
NO BAKE COOKIES
Tasty no-bake cookies made with oatmeal, peanut butter and cocoa. Start timing when mixture reaches a full rolling boil; this is the trick to successful cookies. If you boil too long the cookies will be dry and crumbly. If you don't boil long enough, the cookies won't form properly.
1 stick of margarine or butter
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of chunky peanut butter
3 cups of quick oats
1 sheet of wax paper
Combine first 6 ingredients in a saucepan and cook 5 minutes. Stir in peanut butter. Remove from heat and add quick oats mix well. Drop from a teaspoon onto wax paper. Let cool.
NO BAKE VANILLA WAFER BALLS
2 cups of Vanilla Wafer crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped Maraschino Cherries
1 cup chopped English Walnuts
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and roll into balls. Then roll in powdered sugar (drop by teaspoons into powdered sugar so your hands won't get so messy). If you prepare the day before you serve, then roll them in the powdered sugar on the day you serve as the sugar will absorb into the mixture if you let it stand. (1 can of sweetened condense milk makes 2 batches)
PECAN PIE COOKIES
8 tablespoons butter
8 ounces dates, pitted and chopped
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup crisp honey rice cereal
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, dates, egg yolks and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat stir in the rice cereal, chopped pecans and vanilla. Stir and let cool.
When you can handle roll into small balls then roll in cane sugar.