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Handmade X-mas

HOW TΟ ΒΑΚE ΥOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TREATS GINGERBREAD Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan. • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses. • ½ cup white sugar. ½ cup butter • 1 egg • 1 cup molasses • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour • In a bowl, sift together the flour, • 1½ teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared • 1 teaspoon ground ginger • ½ teaspoon ground cloves • ½ teaspoon salt • 1 cup hot water pan. • Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cooling in the pan before serving. CHRISTMAS COOKIES • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours. • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. • Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. 3 4 cups all-purpose flour. 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt • 1 cup margarine, softened 1½ cups white sugar 2 eggs • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract CHRISTMAS TREE CUPCAKES • Spoon 1/2 cup vanilla frosting into a bowl. Spread a thin layer over the top of each cupcake with a knife. Refrigerate cupcakes for 30 minutes to make • 2 ½ cups vanilla frosting, divided • 12 unfrosted decorating easier. • Combine the remaining 2 cups of vanilla frosting and green food coloring in a bowl; stir until frosting is uniformly green. Add more green food coloring, 1 drop at a time, until your frosting is the color you like. • Transfer frosting to a piping bag. Working perpendicular to the top of each cupcake, cupcakes • 2 drops green food coloring, or as needed • ¼ cup sprinkles, colored sugar, or candies pipe the green frosting around the edge, working inwards in a circular motion to create a tree shape. Repeat with remaining cupcakes. • Decorate Christmas trees with sprinkles, • 12 unfrosted cupcakes, cooled colored sugar, or candies as the "ornaments" on the trees.

Handmade X-mas

shared by Mikenikelike on Apr 27
Looking to bake a few Christmas Treats for yourself, or your family and friends? We searched for the best and easiest Christmas treats we can find and agreed that these are the best ones. We also left...




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