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Christmas Snickerdoodles 🎄

Christmas Tin of Snickerdoodles

I just love to bake, especially around the holidays!!! Over to the weekend, we were watching a Christmas movie and the main character said that their favorite cooking was a Christmas Snickerdoodle! Not knowing what it was, I did some research about this cookie and learned that it’s a cookie made with cinnamon and sugar. Well, that was all I needed to hear and I was off to the kitchen to bake!!!! 🙂 We decided that this cookie is one of our new favorites – right up there with my pizelles and biscotti recipe. So, if you haven’t tried them, it’s definitely worth taking some time this holiday to bake a batch!!

Ingredients


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


1 1/2 cups sugar


1 cup butter, salted, softened


2 large Eggs


2 teaspoons cream of tartar


1 teaspoon baking soda


1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Making My Batter

Sugar Mixture


3 tablespoons sugar


1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 400°F.

2. Combine all cookie ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

3. Stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.

4. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

5. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned

Ready to Bake

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!! 🎄☃️🎅


Here’s to your health!!!! 🙂

Snickerdoodles
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Peanut Butter Cookies without Butter

Peanut Butter Cookies without Butter

Happy National Cookie Day!!!!! 🍪🍪🍪

There is nothing better than baking cookies especially around Christmas time. As the song goes “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” Of course, it feels like Easter at our house because I have to hide them from my husband!!! Lol!!! 🤣🤣🤣 So, to start off the holiday season, I wanted to share my Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe that is made without butter. It’s a simple recipe and they taste amazing!

Preparing the batter

Ingredients

• 1 cup brown sugar

• 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil

• 1 cup peanut butter

• 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

• 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla

• 1 egg

• 1 3⁄4 cups flour, sifted

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

• Cream sugar, vegetable oil, peanut butter, salt, vanilla, egg and milk.

• Add sifted flour and baking powder.

• Roll into small balls, then take fork and press them down.

• Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!!! 🙂

Finished Baking!!
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Pumpkin Pancakes 🥞

One of my favorite Fall Recipes is Pumpkin Pancakes. I think it’s because there is something about pancakes that just makes people happy. Maybe it’s the taste of the pancakes or the wonderful scent of maple syrup in the kitchen. Whatever the reason why so many people love pancakes, I wanted to share my recipe and hope that you love it as much as me and my husband do!!!

1. Whisk together:

1 1/4 cups flour;

2 tablespoons sugar;

2 teaspoons baking powder;

1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt;

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg; and a pinch of ground cloves.

2. In a different bowl, stir together 1 cup almond milk, 6 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1 egg;

3. Fold mixture into dry ingredients;

4. Spray skillet with a non-stick spray. Pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook pancakes about 3 minutes per side. Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.

Enjoy!!!

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Pumpkin Cake 🍂

Wishing everyone a Happy Friday!! In my last post, I wrote about the Health Benefits of Pumpkin. But let’s be serious, we all have a sweet tooth!!! Below is my recipe for Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. Now I am particular about icing and this recipe is one that I absolutely love. Note – if you have someone in your life that loves baked goods, you may have to hide this cake or it will be gone in an instant.


INGREDIENTS

• 2 cups all-purpose flour


• 2 cups sugar

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon

• 1 teaspoon nutmeg

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 teaspoon cloves

• 1 cup oil

• 2 cups pumpkin

• 4 eggs

FROSTING

• 2 cups powdered sugar

• 1/3 cup butter, softened

• 1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

• 1 tablespoon almond milk

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13 x 8 inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine all the ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into greased pan.

2. Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled. (NOTE: In large glass pyrex baking pan it takes me 43 minutes to bake.)

3. In small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread over the cake once it’s cooled. Store in refrigerator.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!