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Grandma Marg Robertson’s Melting Moments

I don’t like these, but others in the family do!  This is Grandma’s recipe, as it is written:

      • 1 cup butter (soft)
      • 2 cups flour
      • 3 Tbsp icing sugar 

 Mix like shortbread.  Roll and cut, top with coloured decorations and cook in oven.  When cool put together with butter icing (pink).

I beat together the butter and icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar), then gently mix in the flour until incorporated.  Gather up in a ball and roll out to about 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick. Cut out small shapes with cookie cutter; Grandma used a very small, fluted circle, about one inch in diameter.  Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and onto each cookie sprinkle on a few of those tiny little coloured balls used for cake decorating.  I bake in a 350F oven, for around 8 to 10 minutes; these should not brown, but do need to be baked through.

Cool completely.  Make little sandwiches by spreading one cookie with buttercream icing (pink, or not!), then sticking another one to it.

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Mrs. McCarthy’s Christmas Decorations

The “kids” made these decorations when they were very small; one batch at school with the creative Mrs. McCarthy, and one batch at home.  They really do retain their scent, and are surprisingly durable.

Mix together:

  • 4 oz/113 grams ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cloves

To the mixed spices, add:

  • 2 Tablespoons PVA glue (white school glue)
  • 1 cup applesauce

Mix until well blended and will form into a dough ball.  Roll out and cut with cookie cutters, as one would do for sugar cookies or gingerbread men.  Using a drinkinkg straw, cut out small holes from each shape to attach ribbon/pipe cleaner/string hangers.  DO NOT BAKE, but instead, let AIR DRY.  Decorations will smell like the spices for years to come!

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