Christmas Corner

Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
- Lenora Mattingly Weber



Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
- Hamilton Wright Mabi



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



Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking.
- Patricia Clafford



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.