Happy Holidays, friends! Welcome to the first stop on The Blended Blog's Christmas recipe hop.
One of the best things about the holidays is all the delicious food, and sharing meals with family and friends. My favorite? The sweets. Give me all the cookies and pies and candy.
Today I'm sharing two dessert recipes that are staples at our house during the holidays - or as my boys would say, "It's tradition!"
Shan's Shortbread Cookies
I had a friend in high school whose mom baked the most wonderful goodies. When we went to Shan's house, there was always something delicious waiting on the kitchen counter. One of my favorites was her shortbread cookies. They freeze really well, so I usually make a double or triple batch. Mixing with your hands works best as the batter is really thick.
1 pound butter
1 cup sugar
5-5 1/2 cups flour
Mix all ingredients together. Start with 5 cups flour, and add until batter is thick but not crumbly. Spread into a tall cookie sheet. Cut into squares, dot with a fork, and sprinkle sugar on top. Bake at 325 degrees until slightly brown (about 7-10 minutes).
Grandma's Custard Pie
Pre Cooked Pie Crust (you can make your own - I buy Marie Callender's)
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups milk, heated almost to boiling
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat eggs slightly. Mix in sugar and salt. Add milk, then vanilla. Pour into pre cooked pie crust and sprinkle top with nutmeg. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes until just set. This pie can be served warm or refrigerated.
Head on over to Sarah's blog next to continue the hop. And for even more holiday deliciousness, come back to The Blended Blog tomorrow for Tasty Tuesday and our second progressive dinner.