I am on a cooking roll, that time of year where you hips say no and you mouth say YES !!!! I do hope you don't get tired of looking at some of them.
These treasures are called New Zealand Holly Cookies, so that made me wonder do they really eat these in New Zealand? Are they a tradition and Santa won't come see you if you don't make them? It takes a while to make them, so I only make at Christmas and only if I have time and not mess around with anything else that day. You make a sugar cookie kind of concoction and gotta have tops and bottoms, then jam between the layers , then frost and top with Red Hots and then the fun part ----- paint the holly with a little brush. Oh I know it is a job and doesn't make many but they are good. The crunchy cookies soften to wonderful goodness with the jam in the middle. Well you are suppose to use raspberry jam but Eldon likes strawberry and I had a little of that and a lot of Apricot jam so a combo of all. No not all flavors on one cookie but each 1/2 teaspoon of jam on each cookie.
So I had to show them to you they are so pretty. I put them on a plate I had china painted years and I mean years ago. I had hoped to do a whole set but by the time I finished 12 plates I thought hooey with that.
There they are, now it makes more that this but I didn't want you to have Holly overload.
Now if you want the recipe just tell me and I will post here somewhere.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what going on in Annette's World today. xoxox