Tag: Christmas

Cranberry Christmas Cake

Cranberry Christmas Cake

Cranberry Christmas Cake This would be so pretty sitting on your Christmas breakfast table. I haven’t made this one – yet. Cranberry Christmas Cake Recipe Type: Cake Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hour 5 […]

Buche de Noel

Buche de Noel

Buche de Noel These are a bit of work, but the end result is so pretty.  Your guests will love it. Buche de Noel Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: […]

Santa’s Trash Cookies

Santa’s Trash Cookies

Santa’s Trash Cookies

I haven’t tried these yet, but you know I will.  The kids are going to love them.

Santa’s Trash Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 28
Recipe published by Lindsay Conchar. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipes/a50432/santas-trash-cookies-recipe/
Ingredients
  • 3/4 c. cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/3 c. crushed potato chips
  • 1/3 c. Crushed Pretzels
  • 1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. red and green sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line two cookie sheets with parchment.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until smooth. Dough will be thick.
  5. Gently stir in chips, pretzels, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.
  6. Make tablespoon size balls of dough. Slightly press them down onto the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake until edges are just starting to get golden, 7 to 8 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

 

Instant Pot Christmas Pudding

Instant Pot Christmas Pudding

Instant Pot Christmas Pudding I love Christmas Pudding but it takes so long to steam it. I came across this recipe using the Instant Pot. You know I’ll be making some for our Christmas dinner. Instant Pot Christmas Pudding Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: American Author: […]

Christmas Salad

Christmas Salad

Christmas Salad This looks so pretty on the table. And, it’s a nice complement to any Christmas dinner or anytime. Christmas Salad Recipe Type: Salad Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 8 Recipe published by Stacie. https://www.simplystacie.net/2018/10/christmas-salad/ […]

Chocolate Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Chocolate Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Chocolate Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Aren’t these pretty?  I used to make these for the kids. Of course, we had to save some for Santa.

Chocolate Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 24
Recipe published by Jenni. https://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.com/chocolate-christmas-sprinkle-cookies/
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2T teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (melted)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup Christmas sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Whisked together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Once combined set aside.
  2. Using a stand mixer or electric mixer beat softened butter with melted chocolate, sugar, and brown sugar. Once well combined add in egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Add in dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Place dough in the fridge and allow to chill for at least 2 hours.
  4. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
  5. Place sprinkles on a plate. Scoop out 1 1/2 tbsp of dough and place in the sprinkles. Roll the dough until completely covered in sprinkles. Place sprinkle covered cookie onto your prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Let set for a couple of minutes on the pan and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

 

Soft Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Soft Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Soft Cinnamon Roll Cookies These are so good. They taste just like cinnamon rolls.  Soft Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 35 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 55 mins Serves: 12 Recipe published by Susan. https://myrecipereviews.com/2017/10/12/cinnamon-roll-cookies/ […]

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Between Thanksgiving and Christmas I make all kinds of gingerbread things. It just feels like the holidays. Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 20 […]

Chewy Fruitcake Cookies

Chewy Fruitcake Cookies

Chewy Fruitcake Squares

Call me crazy, but I’m one of those people who loves fruitcake. I haven’t tried these yet, but they’re on my list.

Chewy Fruitcake Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups chopped mixed dried fruit (I bought a fruitcake mix which included orange and lemon peels, green and red cheeries, and pineapple) You can buy them separately and use the ones you like though.
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and blend together thoroughly. Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter. Lightly mix together, be careful not to overmix. Fold in the dried fruit.
  4. Roll the cookies into 1 inch balls and drop on to the lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Don’t overcook or they won’t be as chewy) Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet then remove to a wire rack.

 

Moose Farts

Moose Farts

Moose Farts The kids really get a kick out of these. You might want to leave some for Santa’s reindeer. Moose Farts Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: Canadian Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 40 Ingredients 1 can (14 oz) […]

Newfoundland Snowballs

Newfoundland Snowballs

Newfoundland Snowballs These are so perfect for Christmas cookie trays. My whole family loves these. Newfoundland Snowballs Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: Canadian Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 48 Ingredients 3 cups sugar 3/4 cup […]

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

This is one of my favorites. I love gingerbread.

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup raisins optional
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for rolling
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix together the melted butter, sugar, and egg until blended.
  2. Stir in the molasses & raisins.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger and fold into the molasses mixture.
  4. Cover, and chill dough for a couple of hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Roll dough into 1 sized balls, and roll them in the remaining white sugar.
  7. Place cookies 2 1/2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets, lined with parchment paper or silicone baking liners.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool.
  9. This dough freezes well, so you can roll them into balls and freeze them, then take them out of the freezer, roll them in the sugar and bake as usual. They make take an extra 1 or 2 minutes in the oven this way but you can make a many or as few as you like.

 

Peanut Butter Rocky Road Bars

Peanut Butter Rocky Road Bars

Peanut Butter Rocky Road Bars I’ll have to make some of these for the grandkids. I know they’ll love them. Peanut Butter Rocky Road Bars Recipe Type: Peanut Butter Rocky Road Bars Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins […]

Cherry Cake Squares

Cherry Cake Squares

Cherry Cake Squares I came across several recipes that I had written down in a notebook. I don’t know where I got them, so if they belong to you, then let me know so I can give you credit. Cherry Cake Squares Recipe Type: Cookies […]

Christmas Slice & Bake Cookies

Christmas Slice & Bake Cookies

Christmas Slice & Bake Cookies

These are not hard to make. You mix up one dough and then divide it and add the extra ingredients – layer them in a pan – chill, slice and bake. Easy peasy!

Christmas Slice & Bake Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 78
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped drained maraschino cherries
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seed
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in flour and salt until dough forms.
  2. Divide dough into 3 parts. Into 1 part of dough, mix chocolate and walnuts. Mix cherries into another part of dough. Into remaining part of dough, mix poppy seed.
  3. Line 9×5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving 1 inch of plastic wrap overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. Spread poppy seed dough evenly in bottom of pan. Spread chocolate-walnut dough over poppy seed dough. Spread cherry dough over chocolate-walnut dough. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
  4. Heat oven to 375°F. Using plastic wrap, lift dough from pan. Cut dough lengthwise in half. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

 

Reindeer Tracks

Reindeer Tracks

Reindeer Tracks The kids always loved these. Don’t forget to put some out for Santa. He loves them, too. Reindeer Tracks Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 11 mins Total time: 31 mins Serves: 48 Ingredients 2 […]

Classic Christmas Snickerdoodles

Classic Christmas Snickerdoodles

Classic Christmas Snickerdoodles Most everyone I’ve talked to loves Snickerdoodles.  Me too! Classic Christmas Snickerdoodles Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 14 mins Total time: 44 mins Serves: 42 Ingredients 2 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour […]

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

I used to make these with the kids when they were little.  They would make all kinds of shapes, but nothing that looked like a candy cane. 

Candy Cane Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 48
Ingredients
  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 to 3 drops Betty Crocker™ red or green gel food color
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until dough forms. Divide dough in half. Stir food color into 1 half; mix well.
  2. For each candy cane, shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope. Place 1 red and white rope side by side on ungreased cookie sheet; press together lightly and twist. Curve top of cookie down to form handle of cane.
  3. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

 

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes It’s been several years since I’ve been able to make up cookies trays for Christmas gifts. When I did, these were always on it. Russian Tea Cakes Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 12 […]

German Christmas Stollen

German Christmas Stollen

German Christmas Stollen I make this every year – usually just for myself.  Be careful when rolling it out. You don’t want to use too much flour or it’ll make your Stollen very dry.  I like to split mine and toast it with butter. German […]

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Cinnamon Cake

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Cinnamon Cake

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Cinnamon Cake

I love finding these old recipes. And most especially when it’s in my old recipe box. 

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Cinnamon Cake
Recipe Type: Cake
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 1/4 cup brandy or orange juice
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk (105 degree F to 115 degree F)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
Instructions
  1. In a jar, combine currants or raisins and brandy or orange juice. Cover tightly. Let soak overnight.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine yeast, milk, and the 1 tablespoon sugar. Let stand until mixture is bubbly.
  3. By hand, beat in the 1 cup flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 45 minutes).
  4. In a bowl, stir together the 2-3/4 cups flour, the cinnamon, mace, and salt; set aside. Drain currants, reserving brandy or juice; set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the 1 cup sugar and the butter with electric mixer on medium speed until very light. Add egg; beat until light.
  6. Beat in the lemon peel, lemon juice, and reserved brandy or orange juice. Add the yeast mixture; beat until thoroughly combined.
  7. By hand, stir in the currants. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined.
  8. Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan or a 10-inch tube pan. Turn the batter into pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool on wire rack.
  10. Orange Glaze: In a bowl, stir together powdered sugar and orange juice until the mixture is smooth and drizzles easily.
  11. Drizzle with Orange Glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes one 10-inch fluted or tube cake (12 servings).

 

Christmas Rainbow

Christmas Rainbow

Christmas Rainbow I made this years ago when the kids were at home. You can always make it for different holidays using different colors of Jell-O.   Christmas Rainbow Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total […]

Traditional Irish Plum Pudding

Traditional Irish Plum Pudding

Traditional Irish Plum Pudding It’s too late to make this for your Christmas dinner, but you can always save it for next year.  It should be started about 4 months ahead of time.  Traditional Irish Plum Pudding Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: Irish Author: Marsha Powell […]

Christmas Sugar Plums

Christmas Sugar Plums

Christmas Sugar Plums

This recipe is different than all the other Sugar Plum recipes that I’ve come across so thought I’d post it. It comes from Clabber Girl

Christmas Sugar Plums
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 C. ground walnuts
  • 30 maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 C. quick-cooking rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix thoroughly. Stir in walnuts and rolled oats. Dough may be a little stiff. To form the cookies, use a cookie dough scoop (2 tablespoons) then roll into a ball, flatten a bit in by hand, add the cherry, then form the dough around, then rolled again to smooth the surface out. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets at 325° F. for 15 minutes; cool slightly on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm.

 

Christmas Bark

Christmas Bark

Christmas Bark This is almost too pretty to eat – you noticed that I said “almost”.   This is one of those recipes that the electric company likes to put in your bill. Christmas Bark Recipe Type: Candy Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 60 […]

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies This is a great recipe for cut outs. I did find that it tends to spread. But it is yummy.  Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 28 […]

Santa’s Whiskers

Santa’s Whiskers

Santa’s Whiskers

It’s time to start baking Christmas cookies. I usually bake early so I won’t be in a rush. Most cookies will do well in the freezer. So, that’s where they go until time to make up the goodie boxes.

These cookies are a bit unusual, but really good.

Santa’s Whiskers
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 60
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) margarine
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped candied red or green cherries
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup coconut
Instructions
  1. Beat margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add about half the flour, also add sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Beat till thoroughly combined.
  4. Stir in remaining flour, cherries and pecans.
  5. Shape into 8-inch long rolls.
  6. Roll in coconut.
  7. Wrap in wax paper; chill 2–24 hours.
  8. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  9. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices.
  10. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet, for 10–12 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  11. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

 

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments The recipe for these ornaments came from a lady I knew lots of years ago. I remember going over to her house and the aroma was fantastic. She and her daughter had been making these. You’d have to make alot to get […]