Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Getting ready for Christmas!

Here are some recipes (totally not diabetic friendly!!), but delicious!

Perfect Peppermint Patties

1 lb. powdered sugar

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened

2-3 tsp. peppermint extract

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 C. evaporated milk

2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz.)

2 Tbsp. shortening

In a bowl, combine first four ingredients. Add milk and mix well.

Roll into 1 inch balls and place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

Chill for 20 minutes. Flatten using a glass to 1/4 inch; chill for 30 minutes.

In a double boiler or microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening.

Dip patties; place on waxed paper to harden and freeze for a short while.

*I also have used maple, orange and raspberry flavoring. Yummy!!!

Pineapple Nut Cake

20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice

2 eggs

2 c. flour

2 tsp. vanilla

2 c. sugar

2 tsp. baking soda

1 c. nuts, optional

Mix all ingredients together. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 c. butter

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together and frost cake while warm.

1 comment:

~Kristen~ said...

OMG I looooove peppermint patties!!! These sounds soooo good!!! :-)

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