Lets Exchange Recipes For Favorite Holiday Candies And Gifts

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

fiddlesticks Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 12:51am
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Oh Ya..a mix of sugar & cinnamon sprinkled over buttered toast! Yum !!!! Another good one ! We also used to eat Ketchup sandwich,s, But again the white bread with butter and sugar was the best ! We would run in the house after playing outside for hrs and make a fast sugar bread snack and run back out with it !

justgale Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 12:59am
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Oh & reading about the sugar bread reminded me of the Cinnamon Toast we used to eat , a mix of sugar & cinnamon sprinkled over buttered toast
Yummo !!! icon_biggrin.gif




Cinnamon Sugar Toast and Hot Chocolate are the WORLD'S BEST COMFORT FOOD!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

ebear Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:28am
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Oh Yum! Sugar and Cinnamon on toast.....Brings back memories! icon_biggrin.gif

Melonie1005 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:33am
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Does anyone have any more gifts in a mug recipes or any dips in a cone recipes? Any help would be great.
Thanks,
Melonie

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:35am
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Originally Posted by Melonie1005

Does anyone have any more gifts in a mug recipes or any dips in a cone recipes? Any help would be great.
Thanks,
Melonie


Do a search here for cocoa cones -- they've been very popular for the last couple years.

nickshalfpint Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:38am
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My Grandma Vicky used to make us cinnamon toast and hot chocolate for breakfast(or when ever we wanted it, heehee) But the best sandwich she made was her frosting sandwich! She made the absolute BEST chocolate frosting, that no one has the recipe for, GRRRRRRRRR! But she would put that frosting on her homemade white bread and it was DELICIOUS!!!! Talk about sugar high =)

Melonie1005 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:38am
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Hey Bobwonderbuns, thanks I did those last year, they are fantastic. I had a friend ask if I did dips for veggies and chips in the cones. I hate to buy so many ingredients to play around with. I was wondering if anyone had tried and true recipes they were willing to share.

282513 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:43am
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I once received a mason jar filled with the dry ingredients of a scratch cake mix. Then on a very pretty little attached card had the directions of how to make it. I am sure any mix would do. The presentation was great and is what made the gift so memorable.

My friend also gives a homemade hot cocoa mix every year. She wraps it in a big cello bag with cute ribbon and note card. It is delicious and an expected gift when 4 little mouths insist on drinking it!

THe recipe is:
8 quarts powder milk
1lb choc drink mix
1lb non dairy creamer
1/2 c powder sugar
* Fill cup 1/2 full with mix, 1/2 full with water!
Stir and enjoy!

fiddlesticks Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:43am
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My cocoa cones( Santa Heads ) plus other non cake and non decorated cookies have been removed from my photos by CC. What ever doesent belong on the site . So some of these items may be hard to find to look at
this yr.

fiddlesticks Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:48am
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282513..I make that cocoa recipe to and also give it as gifts in fancy tins with a fancy wood scoop in the right measurment, Its always very much welcome/wanted as a gift. I sometimes add mini marshmallows mixed in to !

nickshalfpint Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:50am
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So are we only aloud to do pictures of cakes? No cookie or pies or candy or sweets?

282513 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 2:03am
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Fiddlesticks what a cute idea to give with the spoon. She finally gave me the recipe b/c we go thru it so quickly. MMMM I can taste it.

I too love the cinnamon/sugar toast!

I also wanted to post that I make painted chocolates and molded chocolates for my holiday gifts. I do a large open house each year, right after Thanksgiving and the first weeks of December. What I have left I then give as gifts. Works out perfectly.
Chocolate covered oreos, Chocolate covered crackers w/peanut butter dipped in chocolate, chocolate covered pretzels, peppermint bark, and cute molded slieghs and reindeers as well as hundreds of suckers. There is a really cute mold of a christmas tree and then you put M&Ms on it for the lights. That seems to be a big hit with the kids!

jovigirl Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 2:39am
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Can't wait for the morning to try the toast with the cinnamon sugar thumbs_up.gif

Melvira Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:08am
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Ok, cinnamon toast is amazing, but there is one step beyond that... Milk toast!! Have you ever had that? You make cinnamon toast with a SUPER THICK layer of cinnamon and sugar, then put in on a plate and pour hot milk over it!! OOOOOOOOHHHH BABY!! You could also put the hot cocoa on it instead of the milk! icon_lol.gif Combine the two yummies!! thumbs_up.gif

Melvira Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:09am
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Oh, and the file is updated! thumbs_up.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:09am
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nickshalfpint..Theres a thread on home page( there was ) about what is allowed to post in the galleries. They have removed my whoopie pies and any bark/candy I had and the cocoa santa heads etc! And othere members stuff to ! It cant be like whoopie pies because they are not decorated I believe ? The Im not sure about what candy they allow.

grami948 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:12am
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Oh M-E-L puleeze stop! icon_cry.gif Milk toast was one of our favorites as a kid! Mom would make it whenever we were coming off having the flu or any other type of illness. I tried making it but never could get it quite like Mom's. <very deep sigh> We thought that was the best treat in the world when we were kids.

Had a friend once who made coffee soup.... crackers, coffee, milk & sugar. It was AWESOME! No one could make it like he did despite his being more than willing to give out the recipe & showing folks how. I've learned that some folks just have a "gift" to make certain things.

Here's another cinnamon toast idea... get a really dense loaf of whole wheat bread, toast it, butter & add cinnamon & honey! Even our 2 sons ate it with abandon when they were kids. It's breakfast time here in NW Ohio & I sure could use something like that! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

Cookies4kids Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:40am
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This is my all time favorite recipe for holiday caramels. It seems to work every time and I wrap them in the wax coated squares from the cake supply place.



FABULOUS CARAMELS

1 cup butter
2-1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
Dash of salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1--14 oz. can sweetened conendensed milk
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup coarsely chopped nuts

Lightly butter a 8 or 9 inch square pan.
Melt butter in heavy 3 qt. pan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and salt. Stir in corn syrup. Slowly pour in the milk stirring constantly until blended. Cook to 248 degrees ( about 25 minutes) stirring occasionaly but be careful as it will burn if unattended. Remove and stir in vanilla and nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely and pull out of pan. On wooden board, cut into squares using sawing motion with a serrated knife. Makes about 2 lbs.

This sounds like it might be touchy but it really isn't and they are sooooo good. One of my most popular items.

Cookies4kids Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:56am
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This gift was sent to me by my friend in Alaska. It is best if left to brew for several months and I always have it in my cupboard to give as gifts along with recipes for using it. I save all small glass bottles like the individual wine bottles, syrup bottles, etc. to give this in.

HOMEMADE KAHLUA

4 cups water
4 cups sugar
3/4 cup instant coffee granules
1 big vanilla bean cut in 1 inch pieces and split open
5th of vodka (3 cups)
1 Tbs. of dark chocolate syrup

Bring water to boil and dip out 1 cup to dissolve coffee in. Dissolve sugar in remaining water. Pour all back together in pan and add chocolate. Boil for 10 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes and add vodka. Pour into glass containers and divide the vanilla bean between the containers. Leave sit for 3 weeks, shaking everyday. The longer it sits the better and be sure to stir each time it is used.

KAHLUA AND CREAM
1-1/2 oz. Kahlua over ice
4 oz. half and half cream

KAHLUA POLAR BEARS
vanilla ice cream
half and half cream
Kahlua to taste (the more the better)
Blend all together

Don't forget the wonderful cakes on CC that use Kahlua. I get cute little bags or baskets and give a bottle of Kahlua, a chocolate cake mix and the cake recipe to friends all during the year.

gingersoave Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 12:06pm
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lilybird, HOW FUN!!!!! I love this idea, my mom has the recipe for homemade pure vanilla and it's similar, VERY expensive to make, vanilla beans are not cheap.

Thanks, love the idea!!!!

ginger

ps. I have a "Soave-tini" (my spin on chocolate martini's), can I put them in the cute glass bottles and give out as gifts too or will they go bad? It's all alcohol - so I wouldnt think so but just curious.

thanks for the recipes everyone!!!!!!

Cookies4kids Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 12:33pm
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Ginger--your chocolate martinis sound wonderful. Care to share your recipes for that and the vanilla? When I am in Texas, I go to Mexico and buy vanilla beans for .75 each so that isn't so bad, but I wonder if they are a really good kind. Someone mentioned a place to get the big fat beans for an unbelievably cheap price, but I can't remember where it was. Thanks for sharing.
Lily

gingersoave Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 12:45pm
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Yep, I will share both recipes, I need to find my moms homemade vanilla recipe.

I'll find them after my sons football and my daughters volleyball and my 2 hour demo at Michaels. So late this afternoon, so check back!!!!

fiddlesticks Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:23pm
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Oh lilybird... Can I be on your gift list Please ! icon_lol.gif Or at the least a good neighbor that you love a lot icon_razz.gif
Im the one in my family/ friend circle that always does the homemade gifts ,all the extras and I so wish I had someone to do the same.Ever so often I get something like that but thats my favorite type gift . Everyone I give these gifts to really love them and always want a refill, I wish they understod how much I would love it to icon_cry.gificon_lol.gif Oh well I guess thats why everyone looks forward to MY gifts icon_biggrin.gif

doodledo Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:24pm
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Coffee Soup: YUM-O. We would use either cackers or bread. My sister still eats it to this day and she dont even drink coffee!

I also make pocket book notepads, cover a tea bag in a piece of paper that you designed, make snowman soup, which is cocoa and marshmallows and a nice little poem, really cute. Make some snowman poop. The tea baga and a nice mug is really nice. Just ake sure you use a good tea bag or spice bag. I can send pics to anyone if you like to see.

fiddlesticks Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:29pm
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doodledo..That sounds very cute I would love to see the pictures !

jjkarm Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:40pm
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Love the new ideas! Thanks so much. Here's what I did an few years ago for neighborhood gifts--

I made some sugar cookie dough, rolled it into a log, wrapped it in plastic wrap and added some holiday trim. Then I attached this note to it - Thought you could use a little extra "dough" for Christmas.

Another idea is.....I took a quart mason jar and layered the dry ingredients for muffins inside. I taped the full muffin recipe on the outside of the jar so they could finish making them sometime later. Then I attached this note - You're gettin "Muffin" for Christmas! ( A play off the old Christmas song "I'm gettin nothin' for Christmas.) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

It was a big it. thumbs_up.gif

dmhart Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by jjkarm

Love the new ideas! Thanks so much. Here's what I did an few years ago for neighborhood gifts--

I made some sugar cookie dough, rolled it into a log, wrapped it in plastic wrap and added some holiday trim. Then I attached this note to it - Thought you could use a little extra "dough" for Christmas.

Another idea is.....I took a quart mason jar and layered the dry ingredients for muffins inside. I taped the full muffin recipe on the outside of the jar so they could finish making them sometime later. Then I attached this note - You're gettin "Muffin" for Christmas! ( A play off the old Christmas song "I'm gettin nothin' for Christmas.) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

It was a big it. thumbs_up.gif


Those are cute ideas I will have to try them. Thanks for sharing!!! icon_lol.gif

Cookies4kids Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 2:42pm
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Fiddle--i know what you mean about the gifts. Maybe we could get together this year and exchange. I look at it this way. I am the only one in my circle of friends and neighbors that has a knack for this kind of thing, so my gifts are the ones everyone likes the best. It is a talent that I was born with and it is great to do something special for others that no one else in my crowd duplicates. Think how nice our things look next to a box of chocolate covered cherries from Walgreens!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry in my old age, I forgot who just talked about all the cute things they do and would share pictures. Please share your poems and recipes and pictures as those things sounded really cute.

Melvira Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:40pm
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jjkarm, you are a kill!! In my hubs family they take puns to a new level of appreciation... I can tell you what they are getting this year!

I love all these new ideas. This year is going to be VERY festive with all the new tricks and surprises!! I can't wait!

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:12pm
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