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post #136 of 223
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Originally Posted by oregongirl

Hi,

I had an aunt that would take Ritz crackers and sandwich peanut butter in the middle, then dip them in chocolate. Really good.



I've made those too, they are good!
post #137 of 223
This is my all-time FAVORITE recipe for cookies or candies! I don't know where it came from, but it has been in my family for years. I refused to even TASTE it for years because it had dates in it. But when I finally did, OH MY GOSH! It is SO GOOD! It doesn't taste like dates at all. I make these just about every year - just for us and sometimes for gifts for my nail clients.

DATE NUT BALLS

1 1/2 stick margarine or butter
1 C sugar
1/2 lb. dates, pitted, chopped
2 C Rice Krispies
1 C finely cut nuts
Powdered sugar


Over low fire, combine butter, sugar and dates. Cook 10 min. stirring constantly. Pour mixture into bowl over Rice Krispies and nuts. Mix and roll into small balls. After balls have been formed, roll in powdered sugar.
post #138 of 223
Does anyone have a really good peanut brittle or microwave peanut brittle recipe?
post #139 of 223
Can't find the recipes I was looking for since my little ones got in and re-arranged them for me. I do make a lot of dipped pretzels and chocolate dipped oreo cookies. I also make the flavored chocolate dipped plastic spoons as a present topper or just to hand out. (the ones you stir into your hot chocolate or coffee to add flavor) I think I might have a peanut brittle recipe saved to a word file somewhere, I'll look for it but I have not tried it yet though.
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post #140 of 223
I made my first turn of peanut brittle for the year last night. Give me just a second.
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post #141 of 223
This is from The complete Wilton book of candy.

Favorite Peanut brittle
This is a blonde peanut brittle.

2 cups white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon butter
1teaspoon baking soda
2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts


I spray a 11x15 jelly roll pan with non-stick spray. Combine sugar, syrup and hot water in a heavy sauce pan,on high heat. Stir constantly, and wash down the sides of the pan as needed. Cook to 300 degrees and remove from heat.
Add in butter, baking soda, and nuts. Mix well and turn out into 11x15. Flatten with back of wooden spoon.

Cool about 10 min or so then I pick up the pan and drop it on the counter. The peanut brittle will break into 1000 pieces.
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post #142 of 223
Does anyone have a recipe called I think:

church windows? it had marshmellows and melted chocolate that you melt all togther and roll using wax paper into a log. Chill and then cut?

I think it might have also had coconut in it.

It's an old recipe as they made them when I was a kid but I just can't find the recipe. It might have also been called stained glass windows but I the recipe I found for those used hard candies melted so I don't think that is it.

Thanks,
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post #143 of 223
These cookies are perfect for cutting into shapes for any holiday. They are crispy on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside. They won't break even if you make oversized cookies. They are very tasty and not overly sweet, so the sweet icing adds just the right touch. People who don't like sugar cookies like these. Don't attempt this recipe unless you have corn syrup!

Best! Make These! Cut-Out Cookies
by SwampWitch

3 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, large
1 Tablespoon corn syrup, light
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, mix flour and salt, and in a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Mix in egg, vanilla, and corn syrup. Add half the flour mixture, mix briefly, then the other half. STOP when the flour is just mixed in.

If you have parchment paper, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness between two pieces, and refrigerate one-half hour. Remove top paper, cut shapes, remove extra dough, and leave cookies on parchment to bake.

If you don't have parchment paper, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for one to two hours. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick between waxed paper. Cut out shapes and transfer to cookie sheet. (Do not grease.)

Preheat 375 F degrees oven for one-half hour. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.


Cookie Frosting (forms a light crust, not great for stacking, but very yummy)

2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar (also called icing sugar or powdered sugar)
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 Tablespoons milk

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except milk at low speed until it reaches spreading consistency. Add a little sugar, or a little milk if necessary, until texture is soft but firm.


Decorating Icing (dries smooth and hard)

2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar (also called icing sugar or powdered sugar)
2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon butter at room temperature
1 Tablespoon corn syrup, light
1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract OR 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Combine all ingredients and beat at medium speed until smooth. Add a little more water if needed. Continue beating until icing is of right consistency for piping.

Have fun! These cookies always turns out great.
post #144 of 223
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Originally Posted by okieinalaska

Does anyone have a recipe called I think:

church windows? it had marshmellows and melted chocolate that you melt all togther and roll using wax paper into a log. Chill and then cut?

I think it might have also had coconut in it.

It's an old recipe as they made them when I was a kid but I just can't find the recipe. It might have also been called stained glass windows but I the recipe I found for those used hard candies melted so I don't think that is it.

Thanks,



Amy,

Try these links:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1910,159180-241206,00.html

http://www.recipelink.com/cookbooks/2000/0688156797_2.html

I do remember these as a kid and they were SO good!

Carol
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post #146 of 223
I know this is supposed to be a cookie exchange but..........

Here is a candy recipe that I have made for years. I won a cookie/candy category cooking contest with this recipe. Unfortunately, I didn't win the grand prize. It tastes like a Heath candy bar. You can't tell the coconut is in the recipe.

Coconut Buttercrunch

1 c butter (do not substitute margarine)
¾ c sugar
1 1/3 c coconut (chopped)
6 oz pkg milk chocolate chips

Cook butter, sugar and coconut over medium heat, stirring constantly, until light brown(soft ball stage). Pour into 9 X 11 buttered pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over candy mixture. Spread chips, when melted, over candy. Cool. Break or cut into pieces.
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post #147 of 223
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Originally Posted by mjones17

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Originally Posted by MommyEdzards

Here are my favorites.... and I make them every Christmas.

Buckeye Balls

1 1/2 C Creamy Peanut butter
1/2 C Room temp butter
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 package chocolate almond bark

Mix first four ingredients together by hand. Form into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill. After they are chilled melt almond bark in microwave until smooth. Dip in chocolate almond bark and set back on wax paper to dry. I usually melt white almond bark as well and drizzle back and forth to make them extra fancy icon_biggrin.gif



Too funny I make Buckeyes too!!!! I had to promise my aunt I would never give the recipe away so that she would give it to me. The only difference for me is I use semi sweet chocolate chips and (get ready to cringe everyone) a little parafin wax to dip the balls in. I have family that jokes or at least I hope they are joking and say I can't come for the holidays with out bringing them.




That is so funny...do we have the same Aunt??? Every week my aunt calls she reminds me it is my duty to bring Buckeye's. I also use parafin wax with my chocolate for dipping. I love the shiny look it has, and no one has ever said they didn't taste great. Last year my aunt took half of them and hid them. She forgot where she hid them and found them this year when she moved. LOL!!!! Teach her to hid food again, and not share! LOL!!!!
Tracy Perkins

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post #148 of 223
Oh NO! I just hit the last page for this thread!!!!!

OK, while we're on the subject of cookies, does anyone have a recipe that would produce cookies similar to the peach or raspberry galettes sold by Harry & David? My MIL loves them & they are a little expensive considering we don't have a H&D nearby.

Thanks!
post #149 of 223
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Originally Posted by Cakerer

Oh NO! I just hit the last page for this thread!!!!!

OK, while we're on the subject of cookies, does anyone have a recipe that would produce cookies similar to the peach or raspberry galettes sold by Harry & David? My MIL loves them & they are a little expensive considering we don't have a H&D nearby.

Thanks!

Cakerer, I've never made them before, but here is a link for Rasperry Galettes. I don't know how much they cost from Harry & David, but based on the ingredients at this website, it's not going to be an inexpensive cookie to make.

http://origin.www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/1871
post #150 of 223
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes2005

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Originally Posted by Cakerer

Oh NO! I just hit the last page for this thread!!!!!

OK, while we're on the subject of cookies, does anyone have a recipe that would produce cookies similar to the peach or raspberry galettes sold by Harry & David? My MIL loves them & they are a little expensive considering we don't have a H&D nearby.

Thanks!

Cakerer, I've never made them before, but here is a link for Rasperry Galettes. I don't know how much they cost from Harry & David, but based on the ingredients at this website, it's not going to be an inexpensive cookie to make.

http://origin.www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/1871



Thanks for the link.

That sounds like a MS recipe icon_smile.gif....too much work and $ for me. icon_redface.gif The galettes are about $28 + shipping for a 1 pd tin. I wouldn't mind the work but I personally don't like them.....there is sure to be a similar 'cookie' in the recipe section that I could just sandwhich with raspberry preserves icon_wink.gif
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