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Try Out These Local Christmas Recipes

 

December 23, 2021



Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

(Yields 5 dozen cookies)

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 cup Canola Oil

1 box Butter Pecan cake mix

1 package butterscotch chips

1 pkg. Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee bits

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs and oil until blended; gradually add cake mix and mix well.

Fold in the chips and bits. Drop by tablespoonful 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.

Linda Steele

Roaring Spring

Eggless Snowflake Doughnuts

1 cup hot mashed potatoes

2 Tablespoons soft butter

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups milk

4 heaping teaspoons baking powder

Thoroughly mix with 4 cups of flour.

Beat well. Add enough flour to roll and cut out 1/2 inch rings.

Make in hot lard in a skillet.

This is a very old recipe. My mother used to make these a lot. She was a very good cook. Her name was Martha Detterline. –Janet Detterline

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Yields 40 Cookies)

Ingredients:

1 pkg. Devil’s Food cake mix

1/2 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 Tablespoon water

Confectioners sugar

40 miniature York Peppermint Patties

In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, shortening, eggs, and water.

Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in confectioners sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch. Place a mint on each cookie; remove to wire racks to cool.

Linda Steele

Roaring Spring

I bake a lot of different cookies to give for gifts at Christmas. It’s just something that I love to do. –Linda

Peanut Butter Pie

Makes 2 pies

Filling

8 ounce package Cream Cheese

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup Milk

16 ounces Whipped Cream

Beat together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in Whipped cream.

Whipped Cream

1 pint heavy Whipping Cream

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chill your bowl for at least 15 minutes. Add all ingredients to chilled bowl, start beating at low speed and gradually increase to high as it begins to firm up. Beat 60 to 90 seconds until peaks form, stopping once to scrape down sides.

Graham Cracker Crust

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

Mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar together with a rubber spatula in a medium bowl until combined. The mixture will be thick, coarse and sandy. Press the mixture into the bottom of the dish or pan and slightly up the sides. This crust will fit into a 9 inch or 10 inch pan. Make sure it is tight and compact. Chill for 2 hours before using. You will need 2 crusts for this recipe.

To make this recipe easier you can buy your Graham Cracker Crusts and Reddi Whip made with Grade A dairy cream. Top with mini chocolate chips My daughter brings this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It contains the goodness of real DAIRY products so you can get your 3 servings of DAIRY every day. – Jean

Jean Sollenberger

Blair County Dairy Promotion

Sweet N Creamy Corn

2 16 ounce bags whole frozen corn

8 ounce package regular or light cream cheese cubed

1/4 cup butter cut into chunks

2 Tablespoons sugar

Combine all the ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker. Cook, stirring once or twice on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or low 4 to 5 hours until all flavors are well blended.

To cook on stovetop: Combine all ingredients in a 4 quart saucepan. Cover and cook over Medium Low heat for 10 minutes. Stir, continue cooking covered for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through. Turn to low if the mixture starts to boil. Leftovers heat well in the microwave.

Dairy products are not only for desserts. You can use them in your side dishes too.

Dairy products help build strong bones and teeth! --Jean

Jean Sollenberger

Blair County Dairy Promotion

Homemade Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows

1 Cup Mini Marshmallows

1 Cup Dry Milk

1/2 Cup Powdered Cocoa

2 Cups Pure Cane Sugar

A few dashes of Sea Salt

Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

Place Hot Chocolate mix in a sealed container with a lid.

*Fills a 1 quart wide mouth (Ball brand or Mason brand) glass jar perfectly!

To serve hot chocolate, fill a mug with hot water, Mix 3 Tablespoons of hot chocolate mix and stir until dissolved in hot water. Enjoy!

*Optional hot chocolate toppings: whipped cream or heavy whipping cream, with caramel or chocolate syrup, and/or chocolate or other sprinkles!*

This recipe is great for gift giving. – Dianna

Dianna Leydig

Editor's Note:

Thank you to everyone who sent in a recipe for our readers to enjoy!

Because of some feedback from readers and recipe lovers, next year we will have recipes in the Herald the week before our Jingles to give those interested time to try them out.

 

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