Cookie Exchange Recipes

Kris Kringle Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup white chocolate morsels 1 cup dried cranberries Directions: Heat oven to 375 F. Line a large cookie sheet/baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend […]

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Ham & Cheese Cracker Dip

Ingredients 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 8 oz diced precooked ham 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard 1/2 cup water DIRECTIONS Chop shallot (2 tablespoons). Place all ingredients in slow cooker; cover and cook on HIGH for 50–60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until […]

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No Bake Thanksgiving Desserts

Banana Cream Pie with Vanilla Wafer Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups Nilla Wafer Crumbs (grind the cookies in a blender) 1/3 Cup Sugar 4 Tablespoons of Butter, melted 1 3.4 ounce of Banana Cream Instant Pudding 1 Cup of Milk 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Whipped Cream* […]

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Hoo’s Picks for Halloween Dinners

Yummy Mummy Calzone Ingredients:  2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup pizza sauce 50 slices pepperoni 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 pitted ripe olive, sliced and cut in half Directions:  Roll out each piece of dough into a rounded […]

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Silly Apple Bites

Ingredients for Silly Apples 2 green apples, each quartered Choice of nut butter 32 sunflower seeds 2-3 strawberries, sliced 1-2 googly eyes per apple bite (homemade or store bought) Directions Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of nut butter. Place 4 sunflower […]

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Cucumber Sushi

Ingredients 1 Cucumber 2 Slices of favorite cheese 2 Slices of deli meat: ham, turkey, chicken Handful of matchstick carrots Optional: sesame seeds, for garnish DIRECTIONS Slice cucumber into large ¾-1 inch thick slices (removing peel if desired). Hollow out center of cucumber using a melon baller. Leave about ½ inch of cucumber inside. Stuff […]

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Easy Baked Peaches

Ingredients 3 large ripe peaches 1 to 2 Tablespoons salted butter 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and caramel sauce for serving Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Slice peaches in half and remove the pit. Place in an oven-safe pan. Place a small piece (about 3/4 […]

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Dole Whip Popsicle

Ingredients 1 can Dole® Crushed Pineapple (undrained) 10 ounces heavy cream 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 cup orange juice 1/3 cup sugar Directions In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 can of crushed pineapple, heavy cream, lime juice, orange juice and sugar. Blend together with an emulsion hand mixer for one minute. Stir in remaining pineapple. […]

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Cotton Candy Popcorn

Ingredients 16 oz marshmallow or vanilla candy melts 12 cups popped popcorn, divided 1/4 cup sprinkles 2 cups cotton candy, torn into small pieces 3 oz blue candy melts 3 oz pink candy melts DIRECTIONS In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the marshmallow or vanilla melts according to instructions on package. Add 8 cups of popcorn […]

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