Christmas Recipes

Recipes for Christmas – Holiday Recipes

Butterscotch Caramels November 30, 2007


3/4 c. condensed milk

2 c. lt. brown sugar

1 c. butter

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. dark Karo corn syrup

Cook together to 240°. Add 1 tsp. vanilla. Cook to 246°. Pour into

buttered tin 1″ deep. Press nuts into candy if desired. Cut when



Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls November 29, 2007



1 c. chunky peanut butter

1/4 c. butter, softened

1-3/4 c. powdered sugar

2 c. crisp rice cereal


1 c. butterscotch-flavored chips

1 c. semi-sweet real chocolate chips

1-1/2 T. shortening

In large mixer bowl combine peanut butter and butter. Beat at medium

speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 minute). Continue

beating, gradually adding powdered sugar and scraping bowl often,

until smooth (1-2 minutes). By hand, stir in cereal.Shape rounded

teaspoonfuls of peanut butter mixture into balls; place on waxed

paper-lined baking sheet. Cover, refrigerate at least 1 hour.In 1-

quart saucepan combine all coating ingredients. Cook over medium

heat, stirring constantly, until smooth (3-4 minutes). Remove from

heat.Using a spoon, dip peanut butter balls into chocolate mixture,

letting excess chocolate drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking

sheet. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to set. 4 dozen candies.


Double Decker Fudge November 28, 2007


2 c. (12 oz. pkg.) Reese peanut butter chips, divided

1/4 c. butter, melted

1/2 c. cocoa

1 tsp. vanilla

4-1/2 c. sugar

12 oz. can evaporated milk

1 jar marshmallow creme

1/4 c. butter

Line 13x9x2 inch pan with foil. Place 1 c. peanut butter chips in

medium bowl, set aside. In second medium bowl, blend 1/4 c. melted

butter, cocoa and vanilla until smooth. Add 1 c. peanut butters

chips. In heavy, large pan, combine sugar, M.M. creme, evaporated

milk and 1/4 c. butter. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat

until mixture comes to a rolling boil and stir 5 minutes. Remove from

heat, immediately add half of hot mixture to bowl with peanut butter

chip only. Pour remainder into cocoa mixture, stir to blend. Beat

peanut butter mixture until chips are completely melted, spread

evenly in pan. Beat cocoa mixture until chips are melted and mixture

thickens. Spread evenly over peanut butter layer. Let cool, remove

from pan. Remove foil. Cut into squares. Store in airtight container.

Makes 4 lbs.


Christmas Recipes – Brown Sugar Spritz Cookies November 27, 2007

Countdown to Christmas 

Brown Sugar Spritz Cookies

1 cup butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric

mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar

and baking powder and beat well. Add egg, lemon peel,

and vanilla. Beat till well combined. Beat in as much

flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour with a

wooden spoon. Do not chill dough.

Pack dough into a cookie press. Force dough through

press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 375 F.

oven for 9 to 10 minutes or till edges of cookies are

firm but not brown. Remove cookies and cool on wire

racks. Makes 70 to 80.

Make-ahead tip: Bake and cool cookies completely. In

an airtight or freezer container arrange cookies in a

single layer; cover with a sheet of waxed paper.

Repeat layers, leaving enough air space to close

container easily. Freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition facts per serving: 46 calories, 3 g total

fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 33 mg

sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Daily Values: 2% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 0% calcium,

1% iron.


Easy Maple Creams November 26, 2007



1/2 c. butterscotch flavored chips

1/4 c. butter

1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 tsp. maple extract

2-1/2 c. sifted powered sugar


1-1/2 squares (1-1/2 oz.) semi-sweet baking chocolate, broken

1 tsp. shortening

In saucepan melt butterscotch chips, butter, cream cheese and extract

over low heat (3-5 minutes). Remove from heat. With wire whisk, stir

in powdered sugar, 1 c. at a time, until smooth. Refrigerate 30

minutes. Shape mixture into 3/4″ balls. Place on waxed paper-lined

baking sheet. Flatten balls with bottom of glass to 1/4″ thickness.1n

1-quart saucepan melt chocolate and shortening over low heat until

smooth (1-2 minutes). Using fork, drizzle melted chocolate over

candies. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours). Store refrigerated. Makes

48 candies.


No fail Fudge November 25, 2007


3 (6-ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips (3 cups)

1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)

Dash salt

1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chips with Sweetened Condensed Milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and vanilla. Spread evenly into waxed paper lined 8- or 9-inch square pan.

Chill  2 hours or until firm.

Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares.

Store covered in refrigerator.


Christmas Recipes – Countdown to Christmas November 24, 2007

Carnival of the Recipes for Christmas Recipes Theme: “Countdown to Christmas”

Christmas Stockings

We held a Christmas Recipe Carnival earlier this year called “Christmas in July

Deep Fried Turkey

Christmas Recipes presents Christmas Cookies – Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies posted at Christmas Recipes.

Turkey Recipes presents Turkey Recipes – Deep Fried Turkey posted at Turkey Recipes.

Chef Andrew presents Artichoke Dip posted at The Recipe Bank.

Diabetic Recipes presents Diabetic Recipes – Diabetic Bran Bread posted at Diabetic Recipes.

Katy presents Dumplings posted at sugarlaw.

Mushroom Dumplings
Make-Ahead Monkey Bread posted at Recipes.

Kalyn presents Easy Savoury Party Food Ideas posted at

Smarter Dollar presents Girl Scout Cookies Olde English Trifle with Old Fashioned Shortbread posted at Famous Recipes.

Stephanie presents I Forgot the Homemade Cranberry Sauce posted at Stop the Ride!.

Easter Recipes presents Cheesy Ham and Potato Bake posted at Easter Recipes.

Chef Ning presents Italian Tiramisu posted at An Easy Recipe To Make Cooking Simple.

Akumakann Recipes presents Akumakann Recipes – cuban appetizers – Cuban Pumpkin Soup posted at Akumakann Recipes.

Annette Berlin presents 8 Minute Hot and Spicy Bean Soup posted at F r u g a l J o u r n e y.

Pancake Recipes presents Pancake Recipes – Cinnamon Pancakes in a Jar posted at Pancake Recipes

Anne-Marie presents This Mama Cooks! On a Diet: Christmas grilling posted at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet.

Thelly presents Chicken Recipes – Chicken Cacciatore – Slow Cooker posted at Chicken Recipes.

Simonne presents Pork Tongues With Olives And Sauce posted at Join Them!.

Famous Recipes presents Brownie Pudding posted at Recipes.

Joel Fuhrman, MD presents Disease Proof: Italian Health Food posted at Disease Proof.

Free Recipes presents Big Weekend Layered Dip posted at Free Recipes Online.

Safety tip on Roasting a Turkey posted at Food and Cooking.

Food and Cooking

Christine presents All Natural Honey Mustard Dressing: No Sugar Added posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France.

Bill presents chicken alfredo – Garlic Chicken Alfredo posted at World Famous Recipes.

Suzanne presents holiday strata posted at :: adventures in daily living ::.

World Famous Recipes presents Garlic Bread from Scratch, using roasted garlic posted at Recipes.

Kathee presents Cream and More Cream Cake posted at Famous Quotes Famous Recipes Funny Jokes.

Slow Cooker Recipes presents Slow Cooker Recipes – Cranberries posted at Slow Cooker Recipes.

Thai Cooking presents Thai Turkey Packets posted at Thai Cooking.

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