Lets Exchange Recipes For Favorite Holiday Candies And Gifts

Baking By Cookies4kids Updated 20 Dec 2009 , 6:56pm by bobwonderbuns

GrandmaG Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 1:26am
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This is the first year I made up baskets. It was a lot of fun. I put in them all homemade pumpkin butter, cranana jam, pumpkin seed brittle, cinnamon pickles, cinnamon applesauce. Then I made up some of Fiddles cocoa Santas and made up some little stockings with candy cane and mint truffle kisses. Oh, and some homemade vanilla! I want to make some chocolate covered oreos if I have time and add them also.

fiddlesticks Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 1:47am
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They sound wonderful GrandmaG. Yes they are fun to make up ! How did the Santa heads work out??
I would love to know what you did to make some little stockings with candy cane and mint truffle kisses. I can you post a ic or share how you made them ?? sound interesting.Are they also a decorating bag ?

fiddlesticks Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 2:24am
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Oh thanks they are adorable!

Melvira Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 4:03am
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Ok, this is lame, but... does anyone know if I've missed any recipes lately? I've had such a hard time keeping up with CC between the problems they've had and all the stuff going on at home. I just want to be sure I'm up to date!

fiddlesticks Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 12:50pm
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Hey Mel..GrandmaG has a jam recipe on page 36. I think your up to date other then that ? The one right before it is already in the file. I also want to add that the candy cane oreos make delicious choc candy barks in the white choc or reg choc! Looks pretty bagged up with Christmas ribbon!

GrandmaG Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 3:14pm
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I'd like to make that Fiddle! Just crush up the Oreos?

fiddlesticks Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 7:48pm
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Yes thats it. I kind of left them in small chunks and stirred them into the melted choc. The red cream oreo,s look xmasy in the white choc bark to ! But these Candy cane ones are soooo delish! I just got back from W.M. and got a few more bags ,they are still on sale!

GrandmaG Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:11pm
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I bought all of the Holiday flavors of Oreo's! icon_biggrin.gif I'm going to try the bark, Fiddle! Thanks! Have you used the white almond bark in the oreo molds? I got some but haven't used them yet.

chassidyg Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:41pm
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our walmarts are out of the candy cane oreos now icon_sad.gif I only have 1 bag!

Melvira Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:11pm
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Thank you fiddle! I have added that now! In doing so I also noticed I had missed the deadly eggnog recipe, so that's in there now! Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted recipes! That will keep us going for years just trying them!!

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 12:31am
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GrandmaG ..Sounds like your all set to make bark ! I have not done the oreo molds in the white choc yet. I use the SAMS dipping choc and I have used their white choc but not in a mold. I have been doing reg dipped oreo,s this yr. I just wanted the more ole fashion look this yr .
The colored oreo cream fillings are very pretty in white choc as a bark!

daisy81382 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 12:39am
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I have finally made it to the end of this thread! A little late for Christmas, but this one is quick and easy. It's a fruitcake that someone brought in to work that we've shared. So simple...

1kg mixed fruit
600ml chocolate milk
2 cups self-raising flour

Soak fruit in milk overnight (in fridge).

Next day, fold in the self-raising flour. Pour into pan and bake in a moderate oven (about 180C) for 1 -1 1/2 hours. Check the cake after an hour with a skewer until it is done in the middle. If it starts browning too much, cover with foil.

This cake won't keep for very long since there's no alcohol to preserve it icon_razz.gif It is dense with fruit, but pretty yummy. We have had people try it with strawberry milk and they said it turns out fine. You don't really taste the flavoured milk, I think it's more for the sugar and fat. I have made this using orange juice instead of milk and that worked well too.

I'm originally from Missouri and it sure doesn't feel like Christmas here in Sydney - too hot! So I've really enjoyed reading about what you all are making. I remember always making sugar cookies, peanut butter balls, fudge, no bake cookies ahhh lovely! Next year I'll be doing all that again icon_smile.gif Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

fiddlesticks Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 1:46am
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daisy81382.. Thanks for sharing,thats an interesting recipe !

Melvira Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 4:51pm
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Daisy, that is fascinating! Who'd have thought of something so simple!! I have added it to our recipe file. Thanks for sharing that.

daisy81382 Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 11:27am
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I hope you guys like it. It's so easy to make! Thanks Melvira for adding it. Have a great chrissy everyone!

Creative_chika Posted 3 May 2009 , 3:46am
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Have to try some of these great recipes... Thanks for posting

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 3:08pm
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Okay everyone I've updated the recipe links!! Click on the link in my signature and go to page 6 for the updates! icon_lol.gif

trixieleigh Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 6:44pm
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Here's a good, easy one for Praline Grahams...

1/3 package of graham crackers
3/4C butter
1/2C sugar
1C chopped pecans

Separate each graham into 4 sections. Arrange on a jelly roll pan with edges touching. Melt butter in a saucepan; stir in sugar and pecans. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes, stirring. Spread mixture evenly over graham crackers. Bake at 300F degrees for 12 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on waxed paper. Makes 3 1/2 dozen.

mcdonald Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 7:05pm
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can someone tell me where the link is for the recipes???

kello Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 7:17pm
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mcdonald Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 7:19pm
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I thought that was it but it says it was updated 12/16/08... I know that we had a thread going around last year as well and I already have that one...

I will go compare and see if it is different..... Thanks for your help!

Melvira Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 9:03pm
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Originally Posted by mcdonald

I thought that was it but it says it was updated 12/16/08... I know that we had a thread going around last year as well and I already have that one...

I will go compare and see if it is different..... Thanks for your help!

That is the thread, and that is the last time it was updated because that was the last time we got a new recipe until today! thumbs_up.gif I'm going to add today's new recipe, but it won't be until later because I don't have the log in stuff saved on this laptop. Mine is 'in the shop' due to a screen flicker. thumbsdown.gif Poo! icon_cry.gif

7yyrt Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 9:49pm
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Coconut Macaroon Cake Mix Cookies by 7yyrt - Dec. 13, 2009
1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 cup water
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1 cup toasted coconut flakes
Cherry halves for topping.

Mix all.
Spread on edged cookie sheet. Bake at 350 until done.
Let cool, cut into 48 squares.
Put dollop of icing, topped with cherry half on each goodie.
The old folks at the apartment house went mad over these.

fiddlesticks Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:48pm
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Oh that sounds yummy!

Melvira Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 2:09am
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Ok, I added those last two recipes! Thanks for the new contributions!!

aundrea Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 2:35am
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wow-thanks for the post.

bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 6:56pm
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Originally Posted by mcdonald

can someone tell me where the link is for the recipes???

Click on the links in my signature, one is the original thread and the second one is the updated list.

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