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Mary’s 2013 Holiday Recipes

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Cookie Recipes, Recipes, Writing | 0 comments

Chocolate Truffles 8 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Cocoa Chopped walnuts • Place heavy whipping cream in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring often. • When the cream is hot, pour over chocolate and add vanilla. • Mix until the chocolate is melted and blended. • Place chocolate/cream mixture in a shallow dish and refrigerate for at least two hours. • When the mixture is solidified, scoop out, form into bite size balls and roll in cocoa and nuts. • Chill. Serve. Enjoy! Vanilla Truffles 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups white chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Confectioner’s sugar Coconut • Place heavy whipping cream in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring often. • When the cream is hot, pour over white chocolate and add vanilla. • Mix until the white chocolate is melted and blended. • Place white chocolate/cream mixture in a shallow dish and refrigerate for at least two hours. • When the mixture is solidified, scoop out, form into bite size balls and roll in coconut. • Chill. Serve. Enjoy! Tex Mex Sugar Cookies 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 2 eggs 2 tablespoons whole milk 1 teaspoon lemon extract 3-1/4 cups flour 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt chili powder sugar for dusting • Cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. • Add the eggs one at a time, milk and lemon extract. Mix well. • In another bowl shift together flour, baking powder and salt. • Slowly mix into butter/sugar mixture. • Spoon even sized dollops on parchment-lined baking sheet. • Sprinkle cookies with sugar and a hint of chili powder. • Bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. This cookie is sweet and soft and has a real kick. The sweet and savory are a nice...

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Bake to Satisfy Your Cravings!

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Cookie Recipes | 0 comments

Bake to Satisfy Your Cravings!

What I love about this cookie recipe is that it can be customized to your tastes. Once you’ve mixed the basic dough, you can add in whatever flavor combinations appeal to you. Like chocolate? Make them chocolate chip cookies. Like maple and nuts exchange the vanilla extract for maple and add in toasted walnuts. Presto! You’ve got Maple Walnut Cookies. How about raisins and chopped almonds? Delicious! The combinations are endless and only limited by your taste buds. My favorite combinations? I like chocolate but I go crazy for golden raisins and toasted pecans. Something that flavor combination that makes my day. The Anything You Want Cookie 1-1/2 cups butter, melted 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 egg yoke 4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2-3 cups of your favorite filling Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and then mix in the sugars. Once blended add one egg at a time and then the yoke. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix dry ingredients into wet. When fully incorporated, add in your favorite filling. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10-12...

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