Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Truffles

1 can sweetened condensed milk
¾ cup of butter- melted
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and cocoa over medium high heat. Whisk to a boil. Add the milk and vanilla, blend thoroughly, and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Scoop out with a tablespoon and form into balls with your hands. Roll in powdered sugar or cocoa powder.

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

1 ¾ Cups all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon of Salt
¾ cup of butter
½ cup dark cocoa powder
1 cup of sugar
1 egg

1 cup of powdered Sugar
¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
½ crushed peppermints
¾ cup of butter-softened
red food coloring

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the ege yolk. Add dry ingredients and beat together well. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Scoop out into tablespoon size balls and place onto parchment lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Flatten balls with a glass and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 8 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Filling: Mix all ingredients except crushed peppermints in a large mixing bowl and blend completely. Spread filling on 1 cookie and top with another. Roll the edges in the crushed peppermints.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dinner Rolls

I decided to make dinner rolls today to go with the Turkey dinner I made. They were delicious! Try these!

3 c. warm milk
2 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. or 3 pkgs. yeast
3/4 c. Crisco
1 c. sugar
3 tsp. salt
2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
9 c. flour (approximately)
Combine 2 tablespoon sugar and yeast. Pour warm milk over sugar and yeast and let set for 5 to 10 minutes. Add 2 cups flour and beat well. Add other ingredients except flour and beat well. Add flour 1 cup at a time, beating well after each. Add flour only until you have a soft dough. Cover and let rise in warm place about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Shape into rolls and place on greased cookie sheet. Brush with butter and let rise until double. Bake at 350 degrees about 15 to 20 minutes until nicely browned. Makes about 8 dozen dinner rolls

Saturday, December 13, 2008

To Die for Cinnamon Rolls!

I can't take credit for these cinnamon rolls- they came from blog. If you have never looked at the blog before- check it out! Ree Drummond posts the best recipes and step by step instructions. She also blogs about her life on a ranch- she was a city girl who married a cowboy and they have 4 children.

I will just give you the link to the webpage and you can check it out for yourself!