Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Lizzies Anyone?

Nothing says holidays like fresh cookies baked with love by friends and family members! But with so many options, it's hard to choose the perfect ones to fit the occasion. As we get into the holiday spirit, we thought it would be fun to share some favorite holiday recipes posted or shared by Members of the Red Hat Society. Much to our delight, one Hatter had already started a favorite cookie recipes swap  thread the Red Hat Society's message forum, the Queens and Members Board, and TootsieWootsie Marge of the Tootsie Tagalongs Chapter (Washington, United States) shared a QMB favorite shared a few years ago by Divine Ms. Em of the Dynamic Duo Chapter (Texas, United States). The recipe was for Christmas Lizzies, or fruitcake cookies, and because they got such rave reviews on the board, we thought we would begin the season of recipe swaps with these festive cookies.

Christmas Lizzies

1/2 C sugar
1/3 C sweet butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 T milk
1/2 C bourbon
1 1/2 - 2 C sifted flour
1# pecan pieces
1# dates, chopped
1# candied cherries
1# pineapple (mixed colors)

Prepare fruit and nuts by mixing with half the flour (keeps the fruit from becoming sticky). Cream together the butter and sugar, add beaten eggs one at a time.

Sift remaining flour with soda and salt and add to egg mixture. Add liquids and then add the fruits and nuts. (mixture is very thick; use hands to mix)

Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets and bake at 325 for 25 minutes or until medium brown.

Orange juice may be substituted for the bourbon in this recipe.

Thank you for sharing this recipe ladies! We can't wait to be able to share many more this holiday season! If you have a favorite holiday recipe that you would like to share, please send it to Stories@RedHatSociety.com. 

Don't Miss Out! 

December is the month of giving! One lucky Queen in the Sisterhood is going to win a Queens' Star Tour Trip for Two courtesy of Amtrak on December 20th. One Member will receive an iPad Mini on December 24th, and anyone who books a holiday party at Buca Di Beppo this month will receive a $100 gift card to use! Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay updated on all of the happenings in the Sisterhood and join us in the Wonderful World of Hatting for just $20 for the year or $39 if you would like to start your own Chapter in your area! 

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