My New Happy: Favorite Christmas Recipes

Monday, December 5, 2016

Favorite Christmas Recipes

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

easy 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

This has been my mom's favorite dessert since she was a little girl!  Nobody makes it as good as grandma did.  It's a very simple recipe, and can be garnished with fresh fruit if you want to add a little extra flavor and color.

Pre Cooked Pie Crust (you can make your own - I buy Marie Callender's)
4 eggs
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.


  1. Both of these sound delicious but I think I might have to try to make the custard pie! Yum!

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  2. I absolutely love a custard pie! I make one similar but it's a little sweeter called old-fashioned cream and it's from the owners of a popular Amish to a restaurant here. In fact it is such a hit that I made one for my dear mother in law every year for her birthday before she passed. I love this recipe collection, have a Wonderful start to your week sweetie!

    1. I would love to go to an Amish restaurant - I'll have to come visit you!

  3. I have never tried a custard pie! Adding it to my list.

  4. I was just making out a grocery list for my daughter and my marathon Christmas goodies marathon. We are making buckeyes, fudge, and of course Christmas cookies! Definitely adding the short bread cookies to the list!

  5. I love shortbread cookies! They are perfect when you want a little something sweet but nothing too rich. I've never actually made them myself. I'll have to try Shan's recipe!

  6. Ok, this is making me hungry! I know I would love both of these. I haven't had a custard pie in a long time, they used to make those at a cafeteria I used to work at when I was 15 and it was so good! I bet your Grandma's version would have been even better!


  7. Yum, those shortbread cookies, I don't think I've ever had one before? Is that weird?

  8. The custard pie is wonderful in it's simplicity!

  9. Shortbread cookies are one of my favorites. I've never thought about making my own. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Those shortbread cookies look so good - and pretty simple to make.

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  11. Ohhh.. you have outdone yourself! I love custard pie. Shortbread ROCKS! I love to dip it in chocolate and peppermint this time of year, and always. Nice recipes!

    1. What a great idea to dip them in chocolate and peppermint - I might have to give that a try. Everything is better with chocolate!

  12. These recipes look so unpretentious and just plain delish. My sweet dad loved Lorna Doone shortbread cookies so I think fixing some of these would help me feel him a little nearer at Christmas. Thank you for sharing these recipes.

  13. I love shortbread cookies! I've made them before but it's been years! I'll try yours this year!


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