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FReeper Recipe Thread
FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 25, 2012 | libertarian27

Posted on 11/25/2012 6:54:59 AM PST by libertarian27

Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!

Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Hobbies; Reference
KEYWORDS: cookery; cooking; food; recipes; weeklyrecipethread
"Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: 'I'm saving food!' Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: 'I'm saving my life!'"

- George Carlin, comedian

National Parfait Day November 25

National Cake Day November 26

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day November 27

National French Toast Day November 28

Chocolates Day ~ National Lemon Creme Pie Day November 29

National Mousse Day November 30

1 posted on 11/25/2012 6:55:08 AM PST by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27; FrdmLvr; TN4Liberty; Daisyjane69; HungarianGypsy; SouthDixie; illiac; EQAndyBuzz; ...

~Ping to the Recipe Thread~


2 posted on 11/25/2012 6:56:34 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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~Ping to the Recipe Thread~


3 posted on 11/25/2012 6:57:09 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

Recipes from Last Week’s Thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2960599/posts?page=62#62

Appetizers & Sandwiches _ Post#` 45 _ Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Appetizers & Sandwiches _ Post#` 53 _ Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Beef _ Post#` 46 _ Beef Mechado

Breads, Muffins & Cereals _ Post#` 53 _ Pumpkin Gingerbread
Breads, Muffins & Cereals _ Post#` 53 _ Potato Rolls
Breads, Muffins & Cereals _ Post#` 54 _ Corn Casserole

Cakes & Cupcakes _ Post#` 33 _ Twinkies

Condiments/Spreads/Dips _ Post#` 7 _ Grandma Dunbar’s Mexican Salad
Condiments/Spreads/Dips _ Post#` 39 _ Cranberry Relish
Condiments/Spreads/Dips _ Post#` 50 _ Cooked Cranberry Relish
Condiments/Spreads/Dips _ Post#` 57 _ Cranberry Walnut Relish

Cookies _ Post#` 13 _ Pumpkin Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 24 _ Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Drink _ Post#` 53 _ Warm & Spicy Autumn Punch
Drink _ Post#` 54 _ Luscious Slush Punch

Ham _ Post#` 53 _ Honey Glazed Ham

Pies & Pastry _ Post#` 17 _ Poteca (Walnut filled Pastry)
Pies & Pastry _ Post#` 59 _ Blackberry Cheesecake
Pies & Pastry _ Post#` 21 _ Honey Maple Pumpkin Pie

Poultry _ Post#` 8 _ Roast Turkey with Gravy

Puddings/Crisps/Dumplings _ Post#` 61 _ Blackberries with Sweet Cream

Salads/Sides/Rice _ Post#` 53 _ Slow Cooker Stuffing

Sausage _ Post#` 53 _ Breakfast Bake
Sausage _ Post#` 53 _ Breakfast Bake with Vegetables

Vegetables _ Post#` 11 _ Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Vegetables _ Post#` 48 _ Sweet Potatoes
Vegetables _ Post#` 53 _ Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole
Vegetables _ Post#` 53 _ Orange Spiced Carrots
Vegetables _ Post#` 53 _ Orange Sweet Potatoes
Vegetables _ Post#` 53 _ Almond Cranberry Squash Bake
Vegetables _ Post#` 54 _ Cajun Spiced Corn
Vegetables _ Post#` 56 _ Broccoli Casserole
Vegetables _ Post#` 56 _ Cheesy Grean Bean Casserole
Vegetables _ Post#` 60 _ Paula Dean Sweet Potato Souffle


4 posted on 11/25/2012 6:57:47 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27
With Christmas and New Year's Eve knocking on the horizon, finger foods for guests comes to mind. And, shortly after New Year's, comes Super Bowl Sunday. These are the best wings ... ever!

ASIAN HOT WINGS

5 posted on 11/25/2012 7:09:41 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: libertarian27

Empanadas

(I usually do these with leftover chicken breast and make a tex/mex meal out of it. But this year I used thanksgiving leftovers — diced turkey, dry dressing, and Swiss cheese).

2 to 3 cups of diced meat - chicken, turkey, beef, pork
Filler such as pico de gallo, dressing, chopped onions, celantro (use your imagination)
Shredded cheese
Two cans of home style Grand biscuits

Preheat oven according to directions for biscuits.
Roll out biscuits to 1/4 inch thickness.
On one half of each biscuit, place a couple of spoonfuls of meat mixed with filler, leaving half in edge. Cover with cheese.
Fold in half into a half moon shape. Crimp edges with a fork.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until golden brown.
Eat with gravy, queso, or salsa.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 7:10:05 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: libertarian27

Bump.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 7:11:53 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: NYer

Have y’all seen the price of chicken wings? Considering the actual meat per pound, I can’t afford them. So, when I have a whole chicken, I cut off the wings and put them in a freezer bag before cooking the chicken. Eventually, there are enough to make a batch of hot wings.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 7:41:01 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: libertarian27

Bang Bang Shrimp

Raw shrimp
Corn startch
3 Tbs. sweet Chili Sauce
1 TBS Sriracchi (sp)

Coat shrimp with the corn startch. Fry in oil. Make sauce and put together. This is a copycat recipe. The restaurant serves it on a lettuce mixture.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 8:06:52 AM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: libertarian27

I have this in the crock pot right now. It’s starting to smell great in here, two hours after starting it. I found this recipe on Pinterest and have been wanting to try it.

Crock Pot Cube Steak

1 family pack cube steaks (I’m using 6, a couple are small)
1 envelope Lipton onion soup mix
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
3/4 C water

Mix the soup and water and then add the cube steaks.

Cook on low 8 hrs.

I’m serving it with mashed potatoes and a veggie.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 8:08:04 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: libertarian27

My Granny made this, yet I’ve not heard of anyone else else.

FRIED VEGTABLES


sliced boiled potatoes
yellow squash sliced
sliced okra
chopped onion
coated with seasoned flour [salt-pepper-dash garlic powder]
And fried in a cast iron skillet [very hot] until crispy.

The flavors of the vegtables combined to make it tasty.
She told me this recipe was used to strech what she had so there was enough for her large family...


11 posted on 11/25/2012 8:31:08 AM PST by virgil283 ( "I Tawt I Taw A Proletariat.....I did I did...)
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To: libertarian27
My Granny made this, yet I've not heard of anyone else.

FRIED VEGTABLES


sliced boiled potatoes
yellow squash sliced
sliced okra
chopped onion
coated with seasoned flour [salt-pepper-dash garlic powder]
And fried in a cast iron skillet [very hot] until crispy.

The flavors of the vegetables combined to make it tasty.
She told me this recipe was used to stretch what she had so there was enough for her large family...

12 posted on 11/25/2012 8:32:19 AM PST by virgil283 ( "I Tawt I Taw A Proletariat.....I did I did...)
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To: virgil283

ummmm sounds good, I’ll try this.


13 posted on 11/25/2012 8:34:37 AM PST by Ditter
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To: libertarian27

Found this chicken recipe in a “woman’s” mag. Everyone loves it.

Mrs. Potter’s Chicken
1 1/2 cups Ritz-type crackers, crushed
3/4 cup grated parmesian cheese
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 lb. chicken breast tenders, pounded to 1/4 inch
thick (or 4 chicken breast, sliced in half
horizontally and pounded to 1/4 inch thick)
2 tbs or so melted butter or margarine

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lighty coat a cookie sheet with oil or spray. Combine crackers, cheese and pepper in bowl, beside another bowl of melted butter. Drag chicken through butter, then coat with cracker mixture. Arrange on pan in single layer. Bake 12 minutes or until cooked through. So quick to make, and so good to eat.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 8:44:22 AM PST by Optimom
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To: FrdmLvr

Remember that chicken recipe from the ‘70s that used onion soup mix?

Onion Soup Mix Chicken and Mashed Potates

Stir one envelope of Lipton onion soup mix into one thawed small container of orange juice concentrate. Lay

Lay chicken pieces in a baking pan. Pour the soup mixture over the pieces. Bake until done.

Pour off excess cooked juice and drippings to use as gravy for mashed potates. Thicken if needed.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 8:45:22 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: bgill

There was a very good chicken recipe that involved Italian salad dressing....


16 posted on 11/25/2012 8:51:28 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: bgill

Geez, can’t spell potatOes today. Or maybe between the cat laying on my hands and the keyboard gunked up...


17 posted on 11/25/2012 8:57:44 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Silentgypsy

You marinate chicken breasts in Italian dressing overnight or for several hours. Then grill.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 11:03:45 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr

Going to try that this week.......Thanks!


19 posted on 11/25/2012 12:33:04 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: libertarian27

ping to the recipe thread


20 posted on 11/25/2012 12:42:08 PM PST by quintr
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To: libertarian27
My 12 Days of Christmas….
cookies…
cookies…
cookies…

RAINBOW COOKIES (ITALIAN)


Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings: 63
INGREDIENTS:
• 8 ounces almond paste/ rec filling (12 oz)
• 1 cup butter, softened
• 1 cup white sugar
• 4 eggs,
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• Almond extract ½ - ¾ TBs
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 6 drops red food coloring / gel
• 6 drops green food coloring / gel
• 1/4 cup seedless red raspberry jam
1/4 cup apricot jam
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, Melted
2 TBS butter
1/2 tsp corn syrup OR butter shortening???
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Line three 9x13 inch baking pans with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, break apart almond paste/filling with a fork, and cream together with butter, sugar, and eggs. When mixture is fluffy and smooth, mix in almond extract, stir in flour to form a dough. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Mix one portion with red food coloring, and one with green food coloring. Spread each portion into one of the prepared baking pans.
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. Carefully remove from pan and parchment paper, and cool completely on wire racks.
4. Place green layer onto a piece of plastic wrap large enough to wrap all three layers. Spread green layer with raspberry jam, and top with uncolored layer. Spread with apricot jam, and top with pink layer. Transfer layers to a baking sheet, and enclose with plastic wrap. Place a heavy pan or cutting board on top of wrapped layers to compress. Chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
5. Remove plastic wrap. Top with melted chocolate chips/butter/corn syrup OR shortening, and refrigerate 1 hour, or until chocolate is firm (better, if overnight). Slice into small squares to serve.
NOTE: CAN FREESE JUST BARS..THEN WHEN NEEDED CUT INTO RECTANGLES
----OPTIONS / TIPS: Adding some almond extract to it really enhanced the almond flavor. Another thing that helps is to melt the chocolate (without cracking) with 2 tablespoons butter and a 1/4 cup of heavy cream.
• suggest using ALMOND FILLING instead of paste. This will make them moist and is easier to mix. Use almond extract, it makes the difference. Use gel food coloring instead of liquid. Use enough to get true rich colors. omit the apricot jam
• I take the parchment paper and make it large enough to put under the pan on each side which makes it MUCH easier to spread.
• make it easier by just spraying the pans with non-stick cooking spray instead of parchment paper and the cookies easily come out.. spray the pans with a little spray oil or use some butter then put the parchment paper in the pan (this keeps the paper from moving around when you are spreading the dough
• those having trouble with the spreading: use 3 aluminum pans (usually 3 for 99 cents at the 99 cent store)and spray with ALOT of pam.
MAKING ALMOND PASTE..
Ingredients
1 pound blanched almonds 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar 3 egg whites 1 teaspoon almond extract
Directions
1. Grind almonds in a blender. Thoroughly mix in confectioners sugar. Beat egg whites slightly, then stir into the almond mixture. Add almond extract, using your hands to blend the heavy mixture.


PEANUT BUTTER CUP COOKIES


Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Servings: 40
INGREDIENTS:
• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 1/2 cup peanut butter
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons milk
• 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan
…..Options/hints:
a. **Freeze PB Cups, unwrap, then pop back into freezer--until cookies are out of oven.**Allow middles to "sink" a bit before adding the pb cup(should happen when removed from the oven after 8 minutes) the "sink" will prevent the sides of the cookie from cracking.**ABSOLUTELY refrigerate the pan before removing cookies for cooling rack... BUT**Decorate with sprinkles BEFORE refrigerating pan--place decor quickly, as the chocolate will start to melt. Shifting placement of the decorations will be tricky!
b. they dont look like they're done cooking after 8 minutes, but they are. Dont make the mistake of overbaking them


CHRISTMAS WREATHS


Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 18
INGREDIENTS:
• 1/2 cup butter
• 4 cups mini marshmallows
• 1/2 teaspoons green food coloring
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 tsp of almond extract OR peppermint extract
• 3 cups cornflakes OR frosted flakes cereal
• AND can fill in with 1 cup Rice Krispies
• 2 tablespoons cinnamon red hot candies
Options: --also used springles and coconut to decorate
--melted white chocolate and drizzled it on top for a "snow" effect
--white decorating crystals
--added a red licorice bow
DIRECTIONS:
1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows, and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in the food coloring, vanilla, and cornflakes.
2. Quickly drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto waxed paper, and form into a wreath shape with lightly greased fingers (spoon a glob onto the waxed paper and use your fingers form a wreath by pulling from the middle out). Immediately decorate with red hot candies. Allow to cool to room temperature before removing from waxed paper, and storing in an airtight container
…..Hints:
a. shortcut for molding the wreaths is to drop a ball of the mixture onto wax paper and take the end of a plastic spoon, stick it in the middle to make a hole, then spin it around to make the wreath.
b. put a plastic sandwich bag over your hand and it won't stick to you (or the bag)
c. you can also keep the mixture warm in a slow cooker while you're shaping the wreaths.


BANANA CRUMB MUFFINS


Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Ready In: 35 Minutes Servings: 10 ….MANY MORE IF MADE AS MINI--MUFFINS
INGREDIENTS:
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 bananas, mashed
• 2/3 cup white sugar
• 1 tsp of vanilla
• 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 1/3 cup butter, melted OR 1/3 cup canola oil
• Streusel Topping
• 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 3 TBSP chopped walnuts
• 1 tablespoon butter
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon and melted butter OR oil. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
……OPTIONS/TIPS: • be sure to not overmix.
• the advice of other bakers and added 1 tsp of cinnamon to the banana bread mix and then used 1/3 cup oil instead of butter.
• added 2 TBSP chopped walnuts to the crumb topping


CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY COOKIES


Recipe Yield 36 cookies
INGREDIENTS (DOUBLED):
• 1 cups white sugar ; I cup brown sugar
• 2 egg (maybe dry) OR 3 for more chewy/soft cookie
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract OR cherry extract
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 2 (10 ounce) jars maraschino cherries
• 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS:
This recipe's Ingredients were scaled (doubled) to yield a new amount. The directions below still refer to the original recipe yield of 18 cookies.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and stir until smooth. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls about the size of a walnut (larger if desired). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press center of each ball with thumb.
3. Drain cherries and reserve juice. Place a cherry in indentation of each cookie ball.
4. ** In a saucepan, heat condensed milk and chocolate chips until chips are melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons of cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of mixture over each cherry and spread to cover cherry. (More cherry juice may be added to keep frosting of spreading consistency.) Or pipe frosting (zig-zag) over cherry/cookie
5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
OPTIONS/TIPS:
• 1) doubled the batter but not the chocolate sauce, 2) used a half cup of white sugar and a half cup of brown sugar, 3) placed the cherry in the center of the cookie immediately after I took them out of the oven, 4) drizzled the chocolate on after the cookie cooled. I also cut the cherries in half before inserting them into the center just to stretch the jar of cherries.
• I use cherry extract instead of vanilla, so you will have more of the cherry taste. It really does make a difference. In the icing I use the whole can of condensed milk, add more cherry extract and extra cherry juice from the can. I mean about 1/4 cup or more. The more you use the more cherry and chocolate taste you will get.. I think they taste better the second day!
• I did use 2 T (6 tsp) cherry juice in the frosting, and ** it still needed more. Next time I will also add some cherry juice to the cookie. I think those changes will make it amazing
• ** halved the icing recipe and still had a bit leftover.
• The glaze is excellent and should be drizzled on before being baked. Do not add on any additional baking time or they will dry out. The moisture of the cherries makes them perfectly soft by the next day.


FROSTED NUTMEG LOGS


Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Yields: 27 servings
INGREDIENTS:
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 egg
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
FROSTING:
• 1/3 cup butter, softened
• 2 cups confectioners' sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
• 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
• Sprinkle nutmeg
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Combine the flour, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
2. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into 1/2-in.-wide logs. Cut into 2-in. pieces. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-14 minutes or until center is set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
3. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, extracts and enough cream to achieve a spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Rake the frosting with fork tines..for bark ‘look’
(hint) Sprinkle some nutmeg on the frosting while it's still wet for a really festive look


SPICY OATMEAL CRAISIN COOKIE


Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 36
INGREDIENTS:
• 1/4 cup butter flavored shortening
• 1 cup packed light brown sugar
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• ** ½ tsp baking powder (OPT)
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
• ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 cups rolled oats
• cup raisins (OR Craisins (soaked in warm water))
• 1/2 cup chocolate chips (white)
• 1/2 cup walnuts
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
OPTIONS / TIPS:
• Used all butter
• soaked the raisins/CRAISINS in just-boiled water for 5 minutes (this plumps them and prevents them from getting hard/dried out in the oven).
• only used about ¼ tsp of the cloves but also added some powdered ginger, freshly grated nutmeg & allspice
• noticed one pust the nuts in them they don't spread out as much. So press them down gently and they will made a perfect cookie
• to use cool cookie sheets and to keep the batter cold. The cookies will be fluffier instead of flattening out during baking
• added nutmeg, dried orange peel, ginger, allspice and extra cinnamon. Baking time was best around 8-10 minutes for especially moist cookies.
• **added 1/4 tsp. baking powder to avoid any flattening or spreading
• will admit, just used pumpkin pie spice in place of the other spices, them much better.


SUGARED BLACK RASPBERRY TEA COOKIE


Petite, crunchy, black raspberry filled thumbprints, dipped in granulated sugar, and studded with miniature chocolate chips. These cookies freeze well
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 36
INGREDIENTS:
• 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/3 cup white sugar
• teaspoon vanilla extract
• 3 tablespoons milk
• 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup cornstarch
• 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
• 3 tablespoons white sugar
• (10 ounce) jar black raspberry jam
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter with brown sugar and 1/3 cup white sugar. Blend in the vanilla and milk. Mix in the flour and corn starch. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
3. Form the dough into 1 inch balls, and roll in the remaining white sugar. Place on the prepared cookie sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Use your finger or thumb to press straight down into the center of each ball, making a well for the jam. Neatly fill each cookie with a small amount of jam.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes, or until cookies are just beginning to turn golden around the edges. Let cookies cool before eating.
……OPTIONS / TIPS:
• used raspberry and apricot jams and drizzled the finished cookies with some melted chocolate chips and oil, which made for a very attractive presentation
• Thirteen minutes was almost too long. Watch these carefully. Overbaking dries eggless cookies quickly


MOLASSES SUGAR COOKIE


Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 3 Hours 40 Minutes
Yields: 36 servings
INGREDIENTS:
o 2 cups white sugar OR green & red
o 1/2 cup molasses
o 2 eggs
o 4 cups all-purpose flour
o 4 teaspoons baking soda
o 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
o teaspoon ground cloves
o teaspoon ground ginger
o teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1. Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool.
2. Add sugar, eggs, and molasses, beat well.
3. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add to the pan. Mix well and chill 3 hours or overnight.
4. Form into walnut-size balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes.
6. Store in an airtight container to keep from getting overly crisp. If they do lose their softness, an easy way to restore it is to place one slice of fresh bread in the container with the cookies for a couple of hours or overnight and they will be soft again!
…..(VARIOUS hint 1) 1) Instead of 2c. granulated sugar as written in the recipe, I used 1c. granulated sugar and 1c. brown sugar; 2) I used butter-flavored shortening; 3) I baked the cookies right away without refrigerating the dough; 4) I only used 1/2t. salt; 5) I used a baking stone, baked the cookies for 10 minutes, took them out of the oven, let them sit for one minute on the baking stone, then removed the cookies and placed them on a cooling rack.
(hint 2 Definitely watch cooking time...if you like a chewy cookie, stick to the approx. 10min bake time-they may look too undercooked but that is fine. If you like a crispy cookie, let them go 2 mins longer. They definitely go from being chewy to being crispy QUICK so watch the time!!
(hint 3))…drizzle with a buttercream frosting


SPRING LIME TEA COOKIE


are light, buttery tea cookies bursting with citrus flavor
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 24
INGREDIENTS:
o 1/3 cup milk
o 1/2 cup butter, softened
o 3/4 cup white sugar
o 1 egg
o 2 teaspoons lime zest
o 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
o teaspoon baking powder
o 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
o 1,2- drops green food coloring
o 2 tablespoons lime juice (bit of zest)
o 1/4 cup white sugar (OR powdered sugar)
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine the 2 teaspoons of lime juice with the milk, let stand for 5 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the lime zest and milk mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, food coloring, blend into the creamed mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (or longer) in the preheated oven, until the edges are light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
4. To make the glaze, stir together the remaining lime juice (bit of zest) and sugar (OR powered sugar) TOUCH OF GREEN food coloring.... . Brush onto cooled cookies.
…..OPTIONS / TIPS:
• Not quite "limey"enough. add more lime zest and juice!
• substitutes (orange zest, and powdered sugar in the glaze
• add more lime juice/zest, and will use powdered sugar for the glaze.
• made a thicker glaze with 1/2 a cup of sugar powder and about 3 tbsp of lime juice.


STAINED GLASS COOKIE

Melted candies surrounded by dough to resemble stained glass windows

serving: 60
INGREDIENTS:
o 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
o 3/4 cup HONEY
o 1/3 cup water
o 3 cups all-purpose flour
o teaspoon baking soda
o 1/2 teaspoon salt
o 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
o 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
o 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
o 5 3/4 ounces ‘Jolly Rancher” or similar hard candies
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter or margarine, brown sugar and honey until smooth. Blend in water. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture; blend well.
2. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
3. Cut out paper stars, bells, or other christmas motifs. Trace onto a sheet of aluminum foil.
4. Roll pieces of dough into ropes about 1/4-inch wide. Outline the designs with ropes of dough. Press ends lightly together.
5. Separate candies by color. In a blender or food processor, coarsely crush candies. Fill in dough outlines with the candies.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 4 to 5 minutes or until cookie is set and candy melts. Cool on baking sheet
……Options/hints:
line pan…used tin foil covered with nonstick spray


CRANBERRY PISTACHIO BISCOTTI


used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 20 Minutes Servings: 36
INGREDIENTS:
o 3/4 cup white sugar
o 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
o 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
o 2 eggs
o 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
o 1/4 teaspoon salt
o teaspoon baking powder
o 1 tsp orange zest OR UP TO 1 TBP (depending on your taste)
o 1/2 cup dried cranberries
o 1/2 cups pistachio nuts
o DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F
2. In a large bowl, mix together oil and sugar until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts, then beat in the eggs. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; orange zest, gradually stir into egg mixture. Mix in cranberries and nuts by hand.
3. Divide dough in half. Form two logs (12x2 inches) on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Dough may be sticky; wet hands with cool water to handle dough more easily
4. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until logs are light brown. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
5. Cut logs on diagonal into 3/4 inch thick slices. Lay on sides on parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until dry; cool…
.drizzle some frosting over add the combination of almond extract and orange juice into the frosting drizzle
….Options/hints:
WET YOUR HANDS while working with the very sticky dough
1 tsp. of orange zest and added it right into the batter
slivered almonds instead of the pistachio nuts
melted white chocolate in the microwave and dipped on end in, then sprinkled with red and green colored sugars
substituted dried cherries and whole almonds, pulsed together in a food processor, for the cranberries and pistachios



21 posted on 11/26/2012 11:12:15 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: All
Edible Evergreen Trees and Snowmen/ nice cookie tray decorations.

Tasty tree, a snap to assemble. Just gather edge of fruit roll lengths as you wrap sugar cone into pretty evergreen "branches." Note: Tested with 5x5" pieces Fruit Roll-Ups brand. If using precut fruit designs, micro unrolled fruit between greased waxed paper 10-15 sec; rolling pin flat. Remove waxed paper.

METHOD Scissor/cut 6 unrolled green Fruit Roll-Ups, into thirds widthwise. Gather from long side, to form ruffles.

ASSEMBLY Place 2 sugar cones on cookie server. Starting at base of cone, wrap ruffles around cone. Pinch at top to form treetop point. Can dab on frosting and adhere red cinnamon candies or MnM's to look like Christmas balls.

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SNOWMEN

Stack on server 3 coconut-covered Sno Ball cakes w/ teaspoon vanilla frosting between layers. Insert 8" skewers cut slightly shorter than snowman down through centers.

TOP HAT Attach chocolate wafer for brim; stack two sandwich cookies w/ dollop frosting for rest of hat. Attach to wafer with frosting.

SCARF Carefully tie red showstring licorice around snowman's neck. Use frosting to attach M&M's for eyes, candy corn for nose, 5 mini-chips for mouth and 3 regular/chips for buttons. NOTE Dust around base of snowman w/ conf to simulate snowdrifts.

22 posted on 11/27/2012 10:57:30 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: bgill

BUFFALO BLASTS

The “Buffalo Blasts” appy at Cheesecake Factory have that great “buffalo wing” taste without using wings. You can even use leftover bits of chicken.

BUFFALO FILLING Just mix minced leftover chicken, shredded Cheddar (can also add cream cheese for richness), couple shakes of Frank’s hot sauce, s/p, garlic powder.

Place 1-2 tea FILLING on wonton wrapper-—top w/ 2nd wrapper. Moisten edges closed-—then deep-fry these babies.

Serve w/ blue cheese ranch-type dressing, cold celery sticks....and a ramekin of hot sauce.


23 posted on 11/27/2012 11:14:14 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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Recap of this week’s thread:

Appetizer & Sandwiches _ Post#` 5 _ Asian Hot Wings
Appetizer & Sandwiches _ Post#` 6 _ Empanadas
Appetizer & Sandwiches _ Post#` 23 _ Buffalo Blast Chicken Appetizers

Beef _ Post#` 10 _ Crock Pot Cube Steak

Breads, Muffins & Cereals _ Post#` 21 _ Banana Crumb Muffins

Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Italian Rainbow Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Christmas Wreath Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Frosted Nutmeg Logs
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Spicy oatmeal Craisin Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Sugared Black Raspberry Tea Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Molasses Sugar Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Spring Lime Tea Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Stained Glass Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
Cookies _ Post#` 22 _ Fruit Roll Up Christmas Decorations

Poultry _ Post#` 14 _ Mrs Potter’s Chicken
Poultry _ Post#` 15 _ Onion Soup Mix Chicken

Seafood _ Post#` 9 _ Bang Bang Shrimp

Vegetables _ Post#` 11 _ Fried Vegetables


24 posted on 12/01/2012 8:44:18 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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New Week’s Thread Link:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964708/posts


25 posted on 12/01/2012 9:40:06 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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