Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 8: Helen’s Homemade Butter Rolls (with coupons!)

Day 8:  Helen’s Homemade Butter Rolls 2 1/4   ounces  active dry yeast — *see Note 1 1/2  cups  sugar 2   tablespoons  sugar 2  cups  warm water 1 1/2  cups  butter — melted 6  large  eggs — lightly beaten 1 1/2      teaspoons  salt 8 1/2    cups  all-purpose flour … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 9: Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies (with coupons!)

Day 9:  Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies 1  cup  butter 1 1/2  cups  sugar 2 medium  eggs 2  teaspoons  vanilla 2   cups  flour — unsifted 2/3  cup  cocoa powder 3/4  teaspoon  baking soda 2   cups  peanut butter chips — (I like Reeses, 12 oz.)   Cream butter or … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 10: Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies (with coupons!)

Day 10: Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies 3/4 cup butter (not margarine!) 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa (or 2 oz. melted unsweetened chocolate) 2 medium eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt This recipe tends to be a little sticky, … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 11: Coconut Pecan Cookies (with coupons!)

This next recipe is for Coconut Pecan cookies.  This one is a huge hit with my sister! She’s always asking me to make these for her and I think of her every time I make them.  I got this from Taste of Home and it’s a keeper! DAY 11:  Coconut … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 13: Caramel Pecan Logs (with coupons!)

Day 13: Caramel Pecan Logs Yield: 6 Logs Ingredients 1/4 Cup Corn Syrup 1/4 Cup Water 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 1/8 Tsp Cream of Tartar 1 Large Egg White 1 Tsp Vanilla 1 Pkg 14 oz. Caramels 2 1/2 Tbls Heavy Cream 2 Cups Pecans, Coarsely Chopped Cooking Directions Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with waxed paper. … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 15: Rugelach (with coupons!)

DAY 15: Rugelach A traditional Eastern European (often Jewish) nut cookie.  It’s satiny soft dough made with butter, cream cheese, and sour cream wraps around a filling of sugar, nuts, and raisins. Once baked, the dough flakes like a Danish or croissant, and the melted filling bursts with flavor. With … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 16: Million Dollar Fudge (with coupons!)

Ok, this one is a personal recipe. My mom makes this fudge every Christmas and it’s a family tradition for her to make it . I think you’ll enjoy it 🙂 DAY 16: MILLION DOLLAR FUDGE Mom’s Chocolate Million Dollar Fudge   4 1/2 cups sugar 14 ounces evaporated milk … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 17: Christmas Mice (with coupons!)

DAY 17: CHRISTMAS MICE These little guys are SO cute! Ok, so this isn’t actually “baking”, but who’s keeping track of specifics, huh? 🙂  The only thing I’d change with these cuties is to somehow give them a little smile or some kind of mouth expression 🙂 So here’s how … Continue reading