“Dance the Night Away” Energy Bars

Print“Dance the Night Away” Energy Bars Ingredients2/3 cup dried tart cherries 1/3 cup dried apricots 1/4 cup pitted whole dates (about 5) 1 cup raw almonds 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 2 teaspoons flaxseeds, optional 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, optional Nonstick cooking spray DirectionsReconstitute any of the fruit that is not moist and tender by … Read more

Brownie Crackles

PrintBrownie Crackles Brownie CracklesIngredients1 package fudge brownie mix (13×9-inch pan size) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips Confectioners’ sugarDirectionsPreheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat brownie mix, flour, egg, water and oil until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. … Read more

Candy Cane Shortbread Bars

PrintCandy Cane Shortbread Bars Candy Cane Shortbread BarsIngredients1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg yolk 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract 2 cups all-purpose flour BUTTERCREAM: 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons 2% milk 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 2 drops red food coloring, optional TOPPING: 9 ounces white … Read more

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

PrintRed Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints Red Velvet Peppermint ThumbprintsIngredients1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 4 teaspoons red food coloring 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups white baking chips 2 teaspoons canola oil 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candiesDirectionsPreheat … Read more

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

PrintPeppermint Meringue Cookies Peppermint Meringue CookiesIngredients2 egg whites 1/8 teaspoon cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup white sugar 3 peppermint candy canes, crushedDirectionsPreheat the oven to 225 degrees. Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites, vinegar and salt to soft peaks. Gradually … Read more

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

PrintEileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread MenIngredients1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 egg yolk 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg DirectionsIn a large bowl, cream … Read more