Poinsettia balls

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup All-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Butter or margarine
⅓ cup Honey
1 \N Egg
1½ teaspoon Orange peel; finely shredded
4 teaspoons Orange juice
1 cup Finely chopped pecans
½ cup Red candied cherries

Cut cherries in the shape of poinsettias make these cookies holiday favorites.

Directions: =A01 In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until softened. Beat in honey. Add egg yolk, orange peel and orange juice and mix well. =A02 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. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. =A03 Preheat oven to 325 degree F. =A04 Separate egg and slightly beat egg white. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in egg white and then in the nuts. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. =A05 Cut each cherry into 6-8 wedges. Place 4 or 5 wedges atop each ball so that it looks like a flower; press lightly. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Remove and cool on rack. Makes 3 dozen Posted to Bakery-Shoppe Digest V1 #422 by Shelley Sparks <ssparks@...> on Nov 29, 1997

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