Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon sugar cookie recipe

A tasty basic sugar cookie dough, this recipe has been kid-tested by three generations of the Ewer family.

Sturdy enough for decorating, these lemon-flavored cookies have a crisp, light taste.

Try Lemon Sugar Cookies rolled and cut into frosted Christmas shapes, or just flattened with a glass and sprinkled with sugar.

To freeze, stack baked--but undecorated--cookies in single layers, separating each layer with sheets of waxed paper. Freeze for up to four weeks. Thaw and decorate as desired.

Zebra Cookies

Zebra Cookies Recipe

A black-and-white twist on the familiar Peanut Blossoms, Zebra Cookies are a chocolate holiday treat!

Fudgy chocolate cookie dough replaces the familiar peanut butter flavor, while a zebra chocolate kiss carries out the theme.

Finally, dough is rolled in powdered sugar for a fresh take on an old favorite.

Aunt Bill's Brown Candy

Aunt Bill's Brown Candy Recipe

Ready for a unique seasonal taste treat? It's Aunt Bill's Brown Candy!

With unforgettable caramel flavor and bursting with plump pecans, this old-fashioned cooked candy is a Sooner tradition in the state of Oklahoma--and it's been a family favorite in the Ewer household for five generations!

Not for the inexperienced candy-maker, but for those with a good knowledge of candy-cooking, it's a heavenly holiday treat.

Mim's Texas Pralines

Pecan Pralines Recipe

Creamy and delicious. this Texas treat dates from the days when Christmas memories had to be made with little more than some nuts from the backyard trees.

Traditionally sent to our family by my grandmother, Mim Miller, these pecan patties spell "Christmas" to me!

Includes both conventional and microwave directions.

Texas Cornbread Mix In A Jar

Texas Cornbread Mix

Golden and sweet, this cornbread mix is a perfect partner for Confetti Bean Soup! Packaged together in a pretty gift basket, they're perfect for thoughtful, frugal Christmas gifts.

Use free printable gift tags to decorate pint canning jars filled with Texas Cornbread Mix, or package the mix inside a holiday-colored paper bag. Instructions included for both packaging alternatives.

Includes free printable gift tags!

Almond Pinecone Cheeseball

Pinecone Cheese Ball

It's a pinecone? No, it's a savory cheese spread sparked with bacon, green onions and dill.

So pretty that guests are afraid to muss it, you'll need to dig into this creamy, pinecone-shaped cheeseball first! Add a sprig of artificial evergreen for an easy show-off holiday appetizer.

This Ewer favorite has been served in our family for over 30 years!

Snowballs: Mexican Wedding Cake Recipe

Mexican Wedding Cakes, Russian Tea Cakes, Snowballs

Tender, melting shortbread cookies shaped like snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cakes will brighten holiday cookie trays.

Shaped, baked and rolled in powdered sugar while warm, Mexican Wedding Cakes have a rich, crumbly texture plumped with pecan flavor.

These sturdy cookies freeze well, so long as they're dusted with a fresh layer of powdered sugar after being thawed.

Christmas Countdown: Gifts and Giving Week

Welcome to Gifts and Giving Week! It's the time we focus on gift lists, gift buying and gift wrapping.

A recent poll at our site shows that gift-buying wins out as the "biggest holiday organization challenge". During Gifts and Giving Week, we'll give you the tools to get on top of the gift list. Hint: more lists!

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Pumpkin Nut Bread Recipe

Capture the tastes of the holiday season with this easy Pumpkin Nut Bread recipe.

Moist pumpkin combines with crunchy walnuts and zesty spices for a delicious quick bread recipe for holiday giving.

Bake ahead and freeze in small or mini-sized loaves. A great addition to holiday gift baskets!

Double-wrapped with plastic food storage wrap, and tucked into a freezer food storage bag, this quick bread will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 8 weeks

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