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Monday, December 12, 2011

Yule Cookies

Monday, December 12, 2011

Yule Wreaths 

  • 3 Tablespoons butter 
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring 
  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal 

Melt butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring. Remove from heat and add vanilla and food coloring. Stir. Fold in rice crispies. On wax paper, with buttered hands, shape into wreaths. Add red hot candies, raisins, or chocolate chips to decorate. Let cool.

Magical Molasses Cookies 

  • 2/3 cup butter 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup molasses 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 1/2 cups flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 

Mix together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the molasses and the egg and stir until creamy. Sift together flour, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice in a seperate bowl. Add to molasses mixture a little at a time while stirring. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll the dough balls in some sugar on a plate. Bake 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool 1 minute, sprinkle more sugar on top.

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