Holiday baking

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  1. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    I'm in the mood to bake some yummy treats. Does anyone have any good holiday recipes/ideas they could share? I pretty much always do the same sugar cookies, forget em cookies, maybe some pumpkin bread of something like that. But I want to try some new stuff this year
     
  2. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    hmm I've never really done holiday baking per se. I have a decent peanut butter cookie and chocolate chip cookie recipe though if you'd like either of them? I also have a recipe for brownies from scratch and fruit cobbler that people seem to like? not sure that they would hold until Christmas though
     
  3. Ein_85

    Ein_85 Just Me & the Missus

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    A really easy recipe...

    Mint Chocolate brownies...

    Get you a box of brownie mix(I personally suggest anything with the words double, chocolate, and fudge in the title :thumbup:)
    then get a bag of Andes mint chunks, or just regular Andes' mints and crush them up (tip: if your doing it this way it's always a good idea to freeze them a little)

    Make up the brownie mix add in the mint chunks, and then bake it for about five minutes less than you normally would, this makes them extra gooey. Very good, but I recommend not eating too many as they can make you sick.
     
  4. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    Yum that sounds really good Ein_85!!!

    Vickie I'd love your peanut butter cookie and homemade brownie recipes! Brownies is one thing I haven't ever done homemade...I saw how someone made brownies and cut them into christmas trees and then used green icing and decorated them so I was thinking of doing that. Those mint brownies sound awesome but also just some homemade ones do too!
     
  5. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Ingredients:
    2/3 cup Peanut Butter 150mL
    1/2 cup Imperial Margarine 125mL
    1/2 cup granulated sugar 125mL
    1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar 125mL
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla 5mL
    1.5 cups all-purpose flour 375mL
    1 tsp baking soda 5mL
    1/4 tsp salt 1mL
    Preparation:
    1. In bowl, cream together Skippy Peanut Butter, margarine, sugars, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
    2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into peanut butter mixture.
    3. Shape into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with fork.
    4. Bake at 350 F (180 C) 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on rack.

    Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

    Ingredients:

    ¾ c. Hershey&#8217;s cocoa
    ½ tsp. baking soda
    2/3 c. butter or margarine, melted and divided
    ½ c. boiling water
    2 c. sugar
    2 eggs
    1 1/3 c. all purpose flour
    ¼ tsp. salt
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

    Combine cocoa and baking soda in medium bowl. Blend in 1/3 c. melted butter. Add boiling water. Stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 c. melted butter. Stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt. Blend completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake at 350. 35-40 minutes for rectangular pan. 30-35 minutes for square pans. (Or until brownies began to pull away from sides of pan).

    Makes approximately 3 dozen brownies

    Butter cream frosting

    Ingredients:

    6 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
    ½ c. cocoa
    2 2/3 c. confectioners sugar
    1/3 c. milk
    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    Cream butter in small mixing bowl. Add cocoa and confectioners sugar alternately with milk. Beat to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Blend in vanilla.

    Makes approximately 2 cups.

    to be fair I found the peanut butter cookie recipe online just a few days ago :lol: but it tastes good :thumbup:
     
  6. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    Mmmm thanks so much!
     
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