November 25, 1998 archive

Iced Butter Cookies


Iced Butter Cookies

Perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving



4 sticks (1 pound butter)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
4 cups flour


1 stick butter
1 box powdered (confectionary) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
milk (as needed)


1. Mix butter and sugar
2. Add egg
3. Mix in flour
4. Use cookie cutter to make into smallish cookies (about 1.5 inches in diameter).

Cook each batch at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes (lightly brown)

5. Let cookies cool slightly before icing

Icing:>p> Cream butter

add sugar and mix

Add milk as needed for spreadable consistency

Add vanilla

Ice the cookies

North Pole Apple Pie Recipe


Apple Pie

Perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving

Goes well with vanilla ice cream and hard sauce


A. Graham cracker crust (you can make your own or use a pre-made one)
1 large egg white (slightly beaten)

B. 5 Cups fresh peeled apples
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (we generally add a bit more)

C. 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 stick melted butter (a bit over 1/3 cup)


1. Brush egg white on crust, bake until light brown — about 6 minutes (if store bought)
2. Combine B — mix well, spoon into crust
3. Mix C — put on as the top of the pie in thin sheets
4. Bake at 375 for about 50 minutes
5. Cool for about 4 hours.

Thanks to Christian Riley

Grape Ice from the North Pole



Perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving
This is similar to a slurpy type drink, but much better since it is home made.

Melt 2/3 cup sugar in 1 1/2 cup water

Add 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup (or a little more) grape juice

Freeze – then beat with electric beater and then freeze again.