Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I am about 2 weeks late on posting these.  Better late than never. 

These cookies are my boys and grandchildren's favorite... 


Sift together:   2 1/2 cups sifted flour
                         1/2 teaspoons salt

Cream:             1 cup butter
                          1 1/4 cup confectionery sugar

Blend in:             1 egg
                            1/2 teaspoon almond extract
                            1 teaspoon vanilla

Add gradually dry ingredients, mix thoroughly.  Press through cookie press onto cold, ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 400 for 6 - 8 minutes.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Morning Surprise!

This is one of the best Coffee Cakes I have ever made!   I make this for Christmas, New Years and every chance I can.  

Morning Surprise!

1 bag (24) frozen yeast rolls
1 (3.4 oz) butterscotch pudding
(not instant)
1 stick butter
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup pecans, chopped

Arrange frozen rolls in a greased tube pan.  Sprinkle dry pudding mix over rolls.
Melt butter and add cinnamon, sugar and pecans.  Cook 5 minutes at 50% power in microwave.  Pour over rolls.  Cover tightly with foil.  Leave on counter overnight.
Next morning remove foil.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Turn onto serving dish.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chocolate Chip Logs!

This is my version of Chocolate Chip Logs... 
 After looking for several days for a good recipe I finally decided to development my own.  
These are really good and the kids really like them. 
 Great for small hands.

Chocolate Chip Logs

2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I use Mimi's Magic Apron Vanilla)
8 oz. mini chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla.  Add flour and salt.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Form into 2 inch logs and bake at 350 for about 13 minutes.

I then melted dipping chocolate, dipped my chocolate chip logs into the melted chocolate put on cooling rack and sprinkled Christmas sprinkles.  If you want to make them other than Christmas you can sprinkle nuts on them.

Hope you enjoy!