Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Holiday Recipes

Sorry for the delay in getting more recipes posted. The Lotti has been jumping ever since the cold weather hit. It seems everyone in town stops by at least once a day—if not twice!—to warm up with a winter beverage or hot meal. In case you can’t make it in to have a cuppa with a peppermint fudge brownie or a slice of our hazelnut torte, here are some more recipes from our “Favorite Holiday Treat” contest for you to try out at home:

Candy Cane Cookies

(from Kimberly A. Sutton)


1 cup shortening

1 cup butter


5 cups flour

2 cups confectioners sugar


2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. almond extract

2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

Divide in half. Add red food coloring to one half. Mix well. Cool approximately 1 hour. (Because of the heat from your hands while rolling, you want the dough to be fairly cold.) Pluck a small amount, about a 2" ball of each color, and roll into a tube about 1/2" wide. Wrap together and lay on an ungreased or parchment lined, cookie sheet in the shape of a candy cane.

Bake at 375* oven for 7 minutes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares...taste like Reese's PB Cups!

(from Lisa White)

3/4c melted butter
2c icing sugar
1c smooth peanut butter
1&1/2c graham cracker crumbs
1&1/2c-2c chocolate chips

Mix first four ingredients together and press into 9X13 pan. Melt chocolate chips and spread evenly on top. Refrigerate until chocolate is hard.

Many thanks to Kimberly and Lisa for sharing these recipes with the rest of us!

April Garza, Lotti manager

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