Snack time....

I go back through my old posts sometimes and look at some of the things I posted. I stumbled on one from last December that just absolutely starved me to death. Now I want to make a dessert. Here are some of my personal favorites of things I make. These are all actual pictures of things I have baked or made over the years.

Orange Christmas cookies from my mother-in-law's recipe. Makes over 70 cookies. I only make them at Christmas because if you make over 70 cookies...you have to frost over 70 cookies. This is a whole day project.

My mother-in-law also had a great recipe for applesauce raisin cake. We make it in loafs and in small Bundt pans.

Santa brought me a mini donut maker a couple of years ago so I tried my hand at cinnamon sugar donuts. This are perfect for cool fall morning. I need to make some of these soon.

I always make Mom's recipe for chocolate candy and peanut butter candy any time the mood hits. These are the old fashioned fudge, not the kind with marshmallow cream and chocolate chips. The chocolate is actually made using Hershey's cocoa powder and the peanut butter is with Jif peanut butter. We actually don't even call it fudge. We call it chocolate candy and peanut butter candy. 

I like making a lemom 7-up pound cake. It is SOOO good. One of my favorite things to make. The recipe is on the side of the Duncan Hines Lemon cake mix for a pound cake, but I use a bundt pan. Instead of water, I use a mixture of 7-up and lemon juice. I make the glaze with confectioner sugar, lemon rind, fresh squeezed lemon juice and a splash of milk. I drizzle it over while the cake is warm. They don't always come out of the pan looking this good, but I got lucky last year.

I like to make brownie cookies (recipe on the side of the Duncan Hines chewy brownie mix) and I always make a batch of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. They are probably the one cookie I make that Hubby and I both enjoy the most. Sometimes, I make the frosting recipe for a Texas sheet cake and put it on the brownie cookies. If I do that, I always put a teaspoon of cinnamon in the brownie cookie mix. 

Of everything, my favorite is Mom's chocolate candy I mentioned above. It is so simple so delicious. It literally melts in your mouth. 

And I like to always make some of my peppermint hot chocolate. I simply fix a cup of instant hot chocolate, miniature marshmallows and use a nutmeg grader to grade "candy cane dust" on top of the marshmallows. Then I stick a candy cane on the side for garnish. Best peppermint hot chocolate ever out of my favorite cup ever. 

If you see anything that you want a more detailed recipe on, just leave me a comment and I will send it to  you. Happy baking.


Terri D said...

Would you please come and visit us for a few days? I promise you can use my kitchen for any or all of these!! :)

Liz said...

I am just making out my cookie list. You sure make a wonderful variety of sweet treats. I almost forgot the fudge until I read your post! Happy baking!

Debbie Huffaker said...

The applesauce raisin cakes and the lemon one sound delicious....can you believe this chocoholic picked those two over the fudge??!? ;-)