Actually I still have a bunch to do but I got the 'BIGGY' done tonight! The SAND TARTS are made! And I also made a batch of Bourbon Balls, and a pan of Fudge (yes it is the Velveeta kind just so I'll have some JUST in case Jim wants to taste).
Growing up I always knew it was almost Christmas when my Mother made a big batch of SandTarts! They have always been my favorites and now they are my hubbies favorite also. My Mother and Dad together always made an Orange Slice Cake but you can bet your bottom dollar I will not be attempting one of those! :-)
Do you have a 'Special Something' you make or do that makes you feel like it's finally Christmas?
Sue- Just so you can add to your Alabama recipe folder:
|PECAN SAND TARTS|
1 c. butter
3/4 c. sifted confectioners' sugar
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. chopped pecans
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add flour gradually and mix well. Add nuts and vanilla; mix well. Shape into balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 25 minutes or until cookies are lightly brown. When done, roll in additional confectioners' sugar while hot. (Makes 4 dozen.) Enjoy!
|HOLIDAY BOURBON BALLS|
3 c. (12 oz.) vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1 c. pecans, finely chopped
1/4 c. light corn syrup
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c. bourbon
1/2 c. granulated sugar (I used confection sugar w/just a little cocoa mixed in)
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients except for the 1/2 cup of sugar. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the sugar. Store in a tightly covered container for at least 3 days before serving to allow flavors to mellow. Keeps up to 2 weeks in a tightly covered container. Yields 3 1/2 dozen balls.