Dec 30, 2009

"Tiny Tim" Cookies

I first tasted one of these “Tiny Tim” cookies at the home of friends of ours in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1965 and I have been making them ever since. The tasty mix of spices with currents, mixed fruit, and nuts is delicious. Of course, there is also the aroma when baking. The wonderful smell of spices spreads throughout our home. Part of the tradition for me is put on a favorite Christmas CD while mixing and baking.


1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1/3 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup sifted flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cream (sour or sweet)
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup currents
1 cup nuts
1 cup glazed mixed fruit

Cream butter and sugar. Add unbeaten eggs, beating well after each addition. Add flour sifted with soda, salt and all the spices. Mix well and add cream. Add currents, raisins, glazed fruits and nuts. Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet allowing room for spreading. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with glaze.


1 and 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 tbsp soft butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
2 and 1/2 tbsp hot milk

Beat until creamy. Half recipe of glaze is enough.


Erna Neufeldt,
Toronto, Ontario

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