Add these colorful poinsettia cookies to your buffett along with a plant, to brighten up your Christmas dinner.
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter or margarine softened
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 t rum extract
3 cups of flour
1 t salt
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup candied cherries, cut in wedges
Cream confectioners sugar and butter. Add eggs, and extract. Sift together flour and salt. Stir into butter mixture. Stir in coconut and 3/4 cup of the butterscotch chips. Chill dough until firm. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place onto ungreased baking sheet.
Flatten cookie with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar. Place a butterscotch chip in the center of each cookie. Place cherry wedges in a circle to resemble a poinsettia. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
This recipe from www. oldrecipebook.com/christmascookie.shtml
Picture from same website.
Poinsettia and little girl from pinterest.