Christmas Nuggets
2 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup powered sugar
1 Tb vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix flour and salt. Cream 1/2 cup of shortening with 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Blend in vanilla and chopped nuts. Add to the flour mixture. Shape into small balls. Top with candied red
and green cherries or a half pecan. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. After cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Christmas Jewels
1 cup of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/3 cup of margarine
1 cup of finely chopped pecans
1 1/4 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of flour
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of grated orange peel
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of chopped cranberries

Combine flour and sugar, and cut in 1/3 cup margarine to form a coarse mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Press into 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Combine other ingredients and fold in cranberries and remaining pecans. Spread over partially baked crust. Bake 25-30 minutes until top is brown. Cool on rack and cut into bars while warm. Cool and eat!!

Almond Christmas Balls
1 cup of soft butter
1/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar
2 cups of sifted flour
1 cup of ground almonds
1 teaspoon of almond extract
Candied or jar cherries

Cream together. Roll teaspoon of dough into a ball and press cherry in middle. Cover completely. Bake on greased cookie sheet 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Roll in granulated sugar before cooling. Makes about 4 dozen.