Christmas Corner

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
- Gladys Tabor



I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
- Harlan Miller



Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans



My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope



Cocoons Recipe

Ingredients:
1 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Confectioners sugar (for rolling cookies after baking)

Directions:

Step 1:
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 2:
Add remaining ingredients and shape into small balls or crescents.

Step 3:
Place on greased cookie sheet. (These do not expand, so they may be placed close together).

Step 4:
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. They will NOT be brown.

Step 5:
Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack. Let cool 1 minute only.

Step 6:
Roll in confectioners sugar while WARM so sugar will adhere to cookie and shake off excess. Store in airtight container.