As I mentioned in an earlier post my mother did not particularly enjoy cooking - except for sweets! I don't have any memories of Christmas cookies. Oh wait, there was a Christmas or two with Spritz. I think grandma gave the cookie press to my mother, and a sense of obligation must have overwhelmed her. Then again, I don't ever remember Grandma making Christmas goodies of any kind.
For those brave souls, I am including her recipe. Myself, I make cookies.
2 cups sugar
1 cup Karo
1/2 cup water
Boil above ingredients until it threads then add 2 cups of raw peanuts and 1 tablespoon of butter
Cook until 290 degrees stirring constantly add 1 teaspoon vanilla
Remove from stove and add 2 teaspoon baking soda
Pour on to greased pan.
Lift sides until cools every once in awhile