Here's the promised tasters choice recipe from the cookie exchange tea party.
Congratulations Pat and thanks for sharing, these cookies are "Christmas Time Delicious".
More recipes to come.
Orange Toffee Shortbread Cookies
(a Paula Deen recipe submitted by Pat Wright)
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. vegetable oil
1 c. sugar
1 c. confectioners sugar
1/4 t. almond extract
1/2 t. orange extract
4 1/2 c. flour
1 t. soda
1 t. cream of tartar
1 t. salt
3 T. orange zest
1-2 c. sliced almonds or chopped pecans
2 c. English Toffee Bits
In mixing bowl combine butter, oil and sugars. Using hand mixer, beat until combined. Beat in extracts. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in orange zest, nuts and toffee bits.
Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees about 10-13 minutes until golden.