Esther's Christmas Cookies Recipe
- 1 ½ cups butter
- 6 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- 1 pound candied cherries, chopped
- ½ pound candied pineapple, coarsely chopped
- 5 cups chopped walnuts
- 1 pound golden raisins
- 6 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
step 1: In a VERY LARGE BOWL, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and milk. Add candied cherries and pineapple, raisins and nuts mixed with flour. Stir in oatmeal and coconut. Make balls the size of a large walnut and slightly flatten. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
step 2: Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) one pan at a time on middle rack of oven, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until bottoms are light brown. Cookies will look underdone.
step 3: Sprinkle with nutmeg and leave on cookie sheet for 10 minutes to finish cooking. Transfer to cooling rack. Have lots of containers ready!!