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Annette Crabtree
handles, among other things, The Women's Page. Please contact her with recipe ideas,
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GIRL TALK
"GOOD TIDINGS GREAT CHEER TO YOU AND YOUR KIN!"
And when the family arrives, be sure to have some Hot Chocolate and Cookies on hand to welcome them!
Caramel Swirls Crisp outside and chewy caramel filling!
1 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon Maple flavoring
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Filling: 30 caramels 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk
and maple flavoring. Gradually add flour and mix well.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt caramels; stir until
smooth. Stir in cream cheese until blended; set aside.
Divide dough in half. Roll each portion between waxed
paper to 1/4 inch thickness. Spread caramel mixture
over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges.
3. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side.
Wrap rolls in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 4 hours or until
firm.
4. Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place 1 inch apart
on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14
minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
SNOWMAN SUGAR COOKIES
1 tube ( 18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
48 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
24 candy corn candies
1/2 cup red-hot candies
Cut cookie dough into 1/4 inch slices. Place 2 inches
apart on un-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees
for 8-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool
for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool
completely.
For frosting, in a small bowl, cream shortening and butter.
Gradually beat in confectioner's sugar. Beat in milk and
vanilla until smooth. Spread over cookies. Decorate
with chocolate chips, candy corn and red-hots.
(Use chocolate chips for eyes, candy corn for nose, and
five red-hots to make a smile. TOOOO Cute! )
FESTIVE TREATS are good for giving and great for Santa when he arrives!!!!