Holle's bake shop has officially opened for Christmas. Today I'm making chocolate chip and walnut cookies, pecan snowballs, peanut butter cookies, thumbprint cookies, cheese straws, and old-fashioned gingerbread.
No gingerbread men. My gingerbread is the cake-type, with a lemon glaze on top! Our local bakery has me spoiled with gingerbread men. They make the best ones I've ever eaten, so I don't waste my time trying to make them. lol
I'm really sorry that times are hard for you at this time of year
While I can appreciate the Scottish determination... in today's world you DON'T have to live through Winter gnawing on dried biscuits and underdeveloped bread
Do you not even have salted squirrel or moose hooves for Christmas Day?
I hope you don't mind me saying, but your story has brought tears to my glass eye and I believe with your courage, you must be an inspiration to at least one hungry Girl Guide... Just Incredible! I will quickly post to you a corkscrew, fishing line and a hook! You just consider that a good old Scottish Hog-morney pressie from me.. I am sorry that I can not post a Haglius - but I will wave one over your parcel, so that you will at least be able to smell it and feel hungry enough to find Sixpence to spend on your own offal pack! Wow.. At least you will then be able to Ice Fish and won't get scurvy over the festive season!
I've stayed up all night, baking! Just took some Cajun-spiced toasted pecans out of the oven, and I just put in some cranberry-orange bread. I also made some cheese spread with onions, pecans, red peppers, and chipotle. Yum!
My peanut butter cookies were good, but they weren't as chewy as I had hoped. My aunt made the BEST peanut butter cookies I've ever eaten, but she's gone now, and I never got her recipe. Anyone got a recipe for super chewy p.b. cookies?
Almost the exact same recipe. I use walnuts not pecans. Again, super easy and always a hit. 2 c. gr. cr., in the bottom of the pan with 1 stick of melted butter packed down to form a crust. One cup of everything else and pour the sweetened condensed milk over top. 350 for about 20 minutes.
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