Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel



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 doing a little something extra for someone.
- Charles Schulz



Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
- Janice Maeditere



Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 lb. pecans, chopped
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 container mixed fruit
3 eggs, beaten

Directions:

Step 1:
Cream butter, gradually beating in sugar.

Step 2:
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.

Step 3:
Sift flour with soda and spices. Add to butter/sugar/egg mixture.

Step 4:
Drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. These do not spread much when baking, so you can place them close to each other.

Step 5:
Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes.

Note: Makes approximately 100 cookies - they freeze very well.