Thursday, November 30, 2006
COOKIE SWAP - Karen White-Owens
My holiday wishes:
It didn't matter how difficult the year had been, my mother always made the holiday season one of the happiest and most enjoyable. Since my mother's death, I've managed to keep that spirit alive in our family and I wish the same joy and happiness for yours. Times are tough and we all have to sacrifice, but the holidays and what they stand for remains.
Now until Forever
When a professional set designer Ryan Mitchell falls in love with a handsome studio executive, Keir Southall, Ryan is forced to choose between her own happiness and the peaceful, happy lives she believes every child deserves, especially Keir's.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 2 to 24 hours
Bake time: 10 minutes per batch Oven: 375º
¾ cup butter or magazine
¾ cup sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose four
¾ cup finely chopped candied red or green cherries
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
¾ cup shredded coconut
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add the sugar. Beat till combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in milk and vanilla till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in cherries and pecans. Shape into two 8-inch-long rolls. Roll in coconut. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper; chill 2 to 24 hours.
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