This recipe has been passed down and until recently I could never figure out who Aunt Jenny was. A look at the family tree revealed no clues. No matter how hard you shook that family tree there was no Aunt Jennie was. One day I was browsing on Ebay looking for old cook booklets that brands did and I saw a brand of shortening called Aunt Jennie. Could it be I had found our missing aunt? I waited patiently for the booklet to come and sure enough on the inside cover was Aunt Jennie’s Sugar Cookies. I had found our so called missing relative.
This is my first time making this star tree and I love it! I saw one online the other day so I decided to see if I could find the cookie cutters to make it. I was in Home Goods at the time and was so surprised when I found them. It was the day before I baked 4 gingerbread houses so one more batch of gingerbread just made my house smell even better.
I’m finally started doing a little Christmas baking. This is a perfect cookie to make ahead and freeze. Just make the cookie part and when you take them out of the freezer add the jam and chocolate. I love the orange marmalade together with the pecans but you can any jam you want, raspberry or apricot would be good too.
I just can’t stop making these cakes and the flavor combinations just get better and better. I know I said last time but this is one is the best one so far! Chocolate and ooey gooey pecans…. that just about covers it! I wish I had thought to weigh this cake before I took pictures because as I was carrying it back into the kitchen I realized that I think this cake must of weighted like 7 lbs! I’m sure it didn’t but this is a lot of cake, trust me. You don’t need a big piece either or for sure you might go into a sugar coma. Regardless, it is so good that you just don’t need to think about it, just grab a fork and dig in.
Happy Holidays! I hope you and yours are enjoying a safe and happy holiday season. I have a special treat for you today! I have joined forces with some of my best blogging friends to bring you a collection of our Must Bake Holiday Cookies and a CASH Giveaway!!
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