Poinsettia Balls

Ingredients

1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Butter or margarine
cup Honey
1 Egg
1 1/2 teaspoons Orange peel, finely shredded
4 teaspoons Orange juice
1 cup Finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup Red candied cherries

Preparation

1
Cut cherries in the shape of poinsettias make these cookies holiday favorites.
2
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until softened. Beat in honey.
3
Add egg yolk, orange peel and orange juice and mix well.
4
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed.
5
Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
6
Preheat oven to 325 degree F.
7
Separate egg and slightly beat egg white. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in egg white and then in the nuts.
8
Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
9
Cut each cherry into 6-8 wedges. Place 4 or 5 wedges atop each ball so that it looks like a flower; press lightly.
10
Bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool on rack.

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Yield:

3.0 dozen

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 11:18pm

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