Thursday, December 8, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS & JALAPENO CHRISTMAS COOKIES!











I'm inviting all my Blogging friends to join me in returning to the traditional greeting of "MERRY CHRISTMAS" instead of the politically correct "Happy Holidays"!! If you agree with me, please re-post this message.....MERRY CHRISTMAS! We need Christ back into our lives
GOD IS WELCOME IN MY HOUSE。* 。
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... If God is also welcome in your House re post this -- Keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas!

I for one, am sick & tired of others telling me what is politically correct to say. There wouldn't be any holiday without the birth of CHRIST.
So as always I will continue to say "Merry Christmas" not Happy Holidays!
I will also call my tree a Christmas Tree not a holiday tree.


CRANBERRY JALAPENO COOKIES

These are really good and look so festive.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups all-purpose flour
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
3 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
12 ounces fresh cranberries
Confectioners' sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Place flour in bowl of food processor. With processor running, drop in chunks of the cream cheese and butter. Process until dough is formed.

(Alternatively, mix the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl by hand or with electric beater. Slowly blend in flour until dough is formed.)

Wrap dough in wax paper or plastic wrap. Chill for at least one hour. While the dough is freezing, make the cranberry mixture. Place the water and vinegar in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil and let boil 5 minutes. Add the jalapeno peppers and the sugar. Return to a boil and let boil 5 minutes. Mix in the cranberries. Return to a boil and let boil 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour onto jelly roll pan. Chill for at least one hour.

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Dust your work surface with confectioners' sugar. Working with a small chunk of dough, roll dough to about 1/4" thick. Cut dough into 2" squares. You can re-use the dough scraps.

Place dough squares on cookie sheet sprayed with vegetable oil spray (do not *grease* the pan or you'll have a real mess!). Put about 1 teaspoon cranberry-jalapeno relish in the center of each dough square. Bring 2 corners of the dough-square up and seal well.

Bake 12 minutes. If cookies unfold during baking, press them back into shape while warm.

Remove to a baking rack to cool completely. Dust lightly with confectioners' sugar.
Recipe from christmas-cookies.com



8 comments:

Brenda said...

So good to "see" you Sue!! I agree, it's Merry CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holidays!!

Brenda

Becca's Dirt said...

Hi Sue. These sound yummy. So glad to see you on here today. Merry Christmas to you sweetie.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Great to see you back Sue! Merry Christmas!~Amy

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It certainly does perk me up to see you post! I am loving this one. I love jalapeno jelly and hot relish. I have to have cranberry sauce with turkey. Putting the 2 together will be awesome.
I am re-posting your Merry Christmas.
It will always be Merry Christmas at our house.
I have phased out all my Santas over the years. It is cute for young children but we are a nativity house. I do love snowmen though.....They can stay out all winter.
Sure hope to see more of you.....

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Amen!
Glad to have you back!!!
Hope you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

She's back!! Yippee!!! Good to hear from you....and wishing you and yours a very merry and blessed Christmas!!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Jonthy, Alice the uppity white cat's babysitter said...

Merry Christmas dear friend.

Firecracker Kid said...

Amen! I say the same... Merry Christmas!
Hugs~Carol