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Edita Kaye's Favorite Holiday Time Cookbooks & Holiday Recipes

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Edita Kaye's Favorite Holiday Time Cookbooks & Holiday Recipes

  2. 2. Before the holiday season is over, I wanted to share some of my favorite and classic holiday time cookbooks with you all. I have also highlighted a few of my favorite recipes from these cookbooks. Enjoy!
  3. 3. 1 cup sugar 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 egg 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red food color 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies 2 tablespoons sugar Candy Cane Cookies Ingredients Stir together 1 cup sugar, the butter, milk, vanilla, peppermint extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Divide dough in half. Stir food color into 1 half. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Heat oven to 375ºF. Stir together peppermint candy and 2 tablespoon sugar; set aside. For each candy cane, shape 1 rounded teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope by rolling back and forth on floured surface. Place 1 red and white rope side by side; press together lightly and twist. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; curve top of cookie down to form handle of cane. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set and very light brown. Immediately sprinkle candy mixture over cookies. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Directions
  4. 4. Latkes INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 pounds (5 medium) peeled medium-starch potatoes, such as Yukon gold 1 medium red onion, finely chopped (3/4 cup) 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 eggs, lightly beaten applesauce and sour cream, for serving DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 450° F. Brush 2 baking sheets with 1 tablespoon of the oil and set aside. Using a box grater or a food processor fitted with a shredding blade, coarsely grate the potatoes. Place the grated potatoes in a large bowl with the onion, flour, salt, pepper, eggs, and the remaining tablespoon of oil. Toss to mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets and press lightly to make patties. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn the latkes with a metal spatula and rotate the baking sheets. Bake another 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a platter and serve with the applesauce and sour cream.
  5. 5. Santa Grahams Ingredients red gel food color 1 1/4 cups vanilla frosting (from 16-oz. can) 12 (2 1/2-inch-square) graham crackers 1 cup (about 75) miniature marshmallows, halved crosswise 6 small red gumdrops, halved crosswise 24 red cinnamon decors Directions Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small bowl, stir 1/4 teaspoon red food color into 1/4 cup of the frosting; blend well. In separate bowl, stir 1 small amount red food color into remaining 1 cup frosting; blend well. For each cookie, frost 1 inch of one corner of cracker with dark red frosting for Santa's hat. Place 1 marshmallow piece in corner for pom- pom. Frost remainder of cracker with pink frosting. Place marshmallow pieces on pink frosting around 2 sides for beard. Add gumdrop for nose and cinnamon candies for eyes. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
  6. 6. Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Ingredients 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup shortening 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup molasses 3/4 cup hot water 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg Butterscotch Sauce, if desired Directions Heat oven to 325ºF. Grease and flour bottom and sides of square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Beat all ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or cool.
  7. 7. Praline Pecans Preparation Stir together first 5 ingredients in a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 234°. Remove from heat, and vigorously stir in pecans. Spoon pecan mixture onto wax paper, spreading in an even layer. Let stand 20 minutes or until firm. Break praline-coated pecans apart into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. Freeze in an airtight container or zip-top plastic freezer bag up to 1 month. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons corn syrup 5 cups toasted pecan halves Ingredients