Friends and Cookies, Christmas for Seniors

Dec 17th, 2009 | By | Category: For Senior Women

I have a new friend.  I can’t call him…he doesn’t have a telephone.  I can’t email him…he doesn’t have a computer.  He doesn’t have a car, a job, a house, a bed to sleep in.    He does have a smile on his face.  He has kindness in his heart.  He is a humble, quiet and timid man.  I took him a hot lunch the  other day,  a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.  He and his friend gave me a grateful smile and gladly accepted my meager gift with a warm and tender hug.

My friend turns 60 next week and I’m trying to plan a birthday celebration for him.   I wish I could give him  a roof over his head,  work,  internal healing and hope.  What I’ve decided to give him,  primarily because it is all I can give today,  is my friendship.  I’m going to knit him a cap to help him stay warm during this winter season.  I’m going to bake him a cake that he can share with his friends.  And I’m going to take him out for dinner… to a place of his choosing.    I am praying that our friendship will grow in understanding, respect and trust.  
I first tasted these ‘melt in your mouth’ cookies when my mother made them for us as children.  I’m going to share these with my friend.  

Mix well and chill:
1 cup soft unsalted butter
1/3 cup thick cream
2 cups flour

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll to 1/8 inch thick on floured surface.   Cut with 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter.  Roll only 1/3 of the dough at a time.  Keep the rest refrigerated.  Transfer  rounds to wax paper that is heavily covered with sugar.    Place on ungreased bake sheet.  Prick each round with a fork 4 times.  Bake 7-9 minutes.

 Cool and put cookies together with filling:
1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg yolk and a dash of  vanilla

These are my family’s favorite Christmas Cookies

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