Dec 21 2009

Christmas Cookies and love

This past weekend, I had the priviledge of being at a church in Indianapolis that was passing out food for Christmas.  16,000 pounds of food!  Many K-LOVE listeners came to volunteer and handed out food.  And many K-LOVE listeners came to receive some food for their families.

After a trip through the plentiful food line, with full bags and happy hearts, people were invited to a room with hot chocolate, coffee, and Christmas cookies.  The youth group was passing out the goodies, spending the last Saturday before Christmas serving others.

And the cookies were exceptionally yummy:)  I made a point to visit the cookie room several times on Saturday:)  I chatted with several families as they sat at tables and enjoyed Christmas cookies.  We heard many stories of God providing, and many hopes for this Christmas and the future.

You know, there's just something about Christmas cookies.  They warm the heart.  I tried the no-bake cookies (that I hadn't tasted for years--so good!), sugar cookies with fun frostings, snickerdoodles and, well, many others:)

IF by chance today you are pulling out your Chrismtas cookie recipes to make the heart-warming favorite of your family, share the recipe here with us!  Maybe we'll make your cookies this year!

And thank you River of Life Church in Indianapolis for reaching out to others in such a big way, with love, presents, food, and cookies:)

Merry Christmas,

Lis

PS:  My family's favorite Christmas cookie...

TAFFY BARS!

Cream together: 1 C flour, 1 C softened butter, and 1/4 C brown sugar.  Pat into a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  While that crust is baking, stir together:  2 eggs, 2 tsp flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 C chopped nuts, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 C brown sugar, and 3/4 C coconut.  Spread over the cooled crust and bake for 25 minutes.  Cut into bars and dust with powdered sugar.  Enjoy!  My Momma made these cookies every year when I was a kid:)

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12/21/2009 4:20:41 AM
Anitra United States
Anitra

Ingredients
No Bake Cookies

    * 2 cups white sugar
    * 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    * 1/2 cup milk
    * 1/2 cup margarine
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 1 pinch salt
    * 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
    * 3 cups quick cooking oats

Directions

   1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats.
   2. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow cookies to cool for at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container.

12/21/2009 4:48:26 AM
Lisa Farino United States
Lisa Farino
I like to make zucchini bread for Christmas.  This is the recipe my mom gave me many years ago.

Zucchini Bread
2 cups finely shredded zucchini squash
1 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tblspn. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup nuts or more, if desired

Mix oil, eggs, and zucchini together first, then gradually add vanilla and dry ingredients. Grease or spray loaf pans. Fill pan a little over ½ full. Bake for approximately 1 hr at 325 degrees.
12/21/2009 5:08:33 AM
Terence United States
Terence
Welcome back I was driving to church last night and hit the 88.3 button where Klove used to be and low and behold a Christmas miracle; Klove music! Thank you working hard to get back on the air, I missed starting the day with the morning show prayer.
SOFT GINGER COOKIES
1 C SUGAR  3 EGGS  5 C FLOUR 1/2 C BUTTER 1/2 C SHORTNING 1 C MOLASSES 1 C HOT COFFEE 3 TSP GINGER
3 TSP BAKING SODA 1/2 C RAISINS(OPTIONAL) 1/2 C NUTS
Cream shortening butter sugar, add beaten eggss and molasses.Add sifted dry ingredients and coffee(perfect for the morning show) and lastly the nuts and raisins. Spoon onto greased sheet and bake 15 minutes at 350. After cooling add white frosting to the center of each.
God bless and welcome back Klove.
12/21/2009 5:20:27 AM
Shelly Hill United States
Shelly Hill
Holly Candy

melt together:
4 cups mini marshmallows
4 tblsp butter
add green food coloring til dark green

stir in
4 cups corn flakes til covered

Drop by teaspoon fulls onto waxed paper
drop 3 red hots on each candy

Enjoy the Christmas colored teeth afterwards! Smile
12/21/2009 5:21:37 AM
Kris United States
Kris
Our Christmas tradition is to make Tamalies!After living in California for 38 years, it was a must to learn how to make tamalies (I taught high school in mostly hispanic populations). We moved to Missouri several years ago, and now I have friends and families that look forward to the Christmas gift of a dozen tamalies that they get from my family each year. All three of my kids get involved in helping make them, and I am told that they are GREAT!
12/21/2009 5:22:10 AM
Lisa James United States
Lisa James
We had a Share Christmas Event at Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze a few weeks back and this was one of the recipes shared... it is fabulously delicious and sooo easy to make! Makes about six dozen clusters.  

Crockpot Peanut Clusters

1 16 oz. jar of unsalted roasted peanuts
1 16 oz. jar of salted roasted peanuts
1 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips (milk, dark, your choice)
1 12 oz. bar of Bakers German chocolate
1 1/2 tra bags of Almond candy bark

In crockpot layer ingredients as listed, breaking up bigger bars of chocolate and almond bark.  Cook on low for 2 hours and then stir all together and drop by spoon full on flat surface covered in foil.  Will set at room temp.  Then store in container in cool place.

yummy... have a blessed Christmas.  
12/21/2009 5:23:06 AM
Gunsch Bunsch Germany
Gunsch Bunsch
BEST SUGAR COOKIES
Been in the family for at least four generations.

1 cup Shortening or butter
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg

Mix like a pie crust with a pastry blender; shortening, powdered sugar, flour, cream of Tartar, salt and vanilla.  THEN add egg.  Roll into balls and flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 9 minutes or until lightly browned.
12/21/2009 5:36:45 AM
Sandy Heckler United States
Sandy Heckler
I have a very easy and delicious cookie recipe.  They are called turtle cookies.  You only need the snack size pretzels, hershey caramel kisses and pecan halves.  Lay the pretzels on a cookie sheet.  Place an unwrapped hershey kiss on each pretzel.  Bake at 300 for 3 minutes.  Removed from oven and place a pecan half on each, spreading the kiss into the pretzel.  Let cool.  They are delicious and easy.  
12/21/2009 5:43:39 AM
Lisa James United States
Lisa James
We had a Share Christmas event at Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze and this recipe was one of them shared.  It is fabulously delicious and sooo easy to make!  enjoy

Crockpot Peanut Clusters

1 16 oz. jar of unsalted roasted peanuts
1 16 oz. jar of salted roasted peanuts
1 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips (milk, dark, your choice)
1 12 oz. bar of Bakers German chocolate
1 1/2 tra bags of Almond candy bark

In crockpot layer ingredients as listed, breaking up bigger bars of chocolate and almond bark.  Cook on low for 2 hours and then stir all together and drop by spoon full on flat surface covered in foil.  Will set at room temp.  Then store in container in cool place.

Have a blessed Christmas!
12/21/2009 5:47:43 AM
Keith Bonnstetter United States
Keith Bonnstetter
If you love eggnog,this bread is the greatest!!!

Eggnog Quick Bread

Ingredients
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup eggnog
2 teaspoons rum flavored extract
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease bottom only of a 9x5 inch loaf pan, or three 3x5 inch loaf pans.
2.Blend together the eggs, eggnog, rum extract, sugar, vanilla and butter.
3.Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add to eggnog mixture and stir just enough to moisten; pour into prepared pan.
4.Bake bread in large pan for 40 to 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Breads baked in the smaller pans require 35 to 40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, and remove from pan. Cool completely, wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.
12/21/2009 5:48:23 AM
GramE United States
GramE
1 cup soft butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 1/4 cups flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 3/4 cup finely, finely chopped nuts(I like pecans, my husband likes walnuts).  Mix first 3, then add the rest.  form into 1 inch balls(I like to flatten mine a bit) bake on ungreased sheet just until set, not brown. 10 - 12 minutes at 400 degrees.  Roll in powdered sugar while warm and try not to eat them all while they are warm.  I reroll them in sugar before I serve them.
12/21/2009 5:50:41 AM
GramE United States
GramE
to Lisa Farino - My grandson got confused on the zuchini bread, he thought I was making banana bread and he called it bikini bread.  
12/21/2009 6:17:15 AM
Carol United States
Carol
Brownie Drops.
2 Bars German Sweet Chocolate (like Bakers)
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Melt chocolate and butter. stir. cool. beat eggs until foamy. add sugar 2 tablespoons at a time.  Beat until thickened (5 minutes on electric mixer) blend in chocolate. add flour baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  blend.  stir in vanilla and nuts.  drop by teaspoon onto greased baking sheet (or parchment paper) bake in moderate oven (350 F) until cookies feel 'set'. When very lightly touched.  8 to 10 minutes
makes 36 cookies
hint, use small mixing bowl for mixer.
12/21/2009 6:39:41 AM
Pam United States
Pam
The last year my mom was with us, she gave my daughter a “Night Before Christmas” book with fun facts and ideas about Christmas; including Mrs. Claus’s recipe for Santa’s favorite Cookies.  Even as my children have grown into teenagers, we still have a tradition of baking these cookies the night before Christmas Eve and although Mom is no longer with us, we are reminded of the beautiful love she left behind.

Santa’s Favorite Cookies
1 C Butter
12 oz Chocolate Chips
2 C Flour
1 C Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
1 C Sugar
4 oz Hershey Bar (grated)
2 ½ C Blended Oatmeal
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Vanilla
Measure oatmeal and blend to a find powder.  Cream the butter with both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix together with dry ingredients.  Add chocolate chips and grated Hershey Roll into balls and place 2” apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375. Makes 4.5 dozen
12/21/2009 7:01:16 AM
Nikki United States
Nikki
Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies in a sheet cake pan.  When they are just about done put some mini marshmallows onto and put the pan back in the oven so the marshmallows melt together.  In the meantime melt some chocolate chips in the microwave (a hint of oil helps it from hardening).  Drizzle he chocolate over the marshmallows and toss some M&Ms on top.  Not too sure what these are called, besides DELICIOUS!
12/21/2009 7:07:47 AM
Gunsch Bunsch (again!) Germany
Gunsch Bunsch (again!)
Kuchen (German for cake) is a year-round delicacy here in Germany, but before we moved over here, we used to make it for Christmas.  You take the dough and shape it like a pie crust, spread the custard over it, then place canned fruits on top.  We love peaches, apples, or sweet cherries, but you can use any sweet fruit!  Spread more custard, then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

Kuchen Dough:
2 packages dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3 cups hot water
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon salt
9 cups flour

Soak yeast in 1/2 c. warm water.  Pour hot water over shortening, salt and sugar, let stand until lukewarm.  Add beaten eggs, vanilla and the yeast mix.  Add flour and let raise.


Kuchen Custard
6 cups milk
6 eggs
6 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
pinch salt
vanilla

Put all ingredients together except vanilla,  and cook in microwave until thick.  Add vanilla afterwards.

NOTE:  This is a triple batch for 11 kuchen.  Great for giving away, or freezing and enjoying in later months!
12/21/2009 7:27:55 AM
Sallie Jo Rivera United States
Sallie Jo Rivera
I have used this Cut-out Sugar Cookie recipe for years. This cookie stays soft! I put them in a cool place and store them for a month and they are still soft. This year my daughter and son invited friends (aged 17 - 22 years old) to the decorating party. We had a blast! This is a fun recipe.

Sallie’s Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies:
Cream together 1 ½ cup sugar with 1 cup butter and 2 eggs
Add:      1 cup sour cream
                1 tsp baking soda
                1 heaping tsp baking powder
                Pinch of salt
                2 caps of vanilla
Mix together with mixer
Add enough flour to make dough soft (about 3 cups)
Chill cookie dough overnight, roll out, cut into shapes, bake at 375 degrees until they have a real nice tan. Don’t over bake.
Cool and decorate in your favorite way.
Cookies stay soft even days later.
12/21/2009 7:29:53 AM
Jennifer United States
Jennifer
Frosted Flakes Wreath Treats

3 Tablespoons Butter or Margarin
1 Package Marshmallows (10 oz)
6 Cups Frosted Flakes
Green food coloring
Red Hots

Melt butter and marshmallows
Add frosted flakes and stir until coated
Add green food coloring to desired color of a wreath
Make into 2 in circles forming wreath like shapes
Add 3 red hots to the top center of each wreath for holly


I got this from my Granny, they were always my favorite as a child Smile
12/21/2009 7:33:48 AM
Erin Honduras
Erin
Ah yes - tamales are a huge thing in Honduras as well.  Except, instead of using corn husks, we use banana leaves!  So yummy and adds a sweet flavor to the tamales!
12/21/2009 7:37:05 AM
lisa United States
lisa
LOVE all these recipes.  love love love reading them!!!
12/21/2009 7:40:56 AM
Desirae United States
Desirae
Oreo Balls
1 package Oreo cookies crushed
1 8 oz package softened cream cheese
1 bag each semisweet and white chocolate chip for dipping

Mix the crushed oreos and cream cheese together. Roll into walnut sized balls and place on cookie sheet to freeze. Let set for about 30 minutes before melting down the chocolate for coating.
For easy coating, use a toothpick to pick up the oreo balls. Dunk into the chocolate of your choice and then place back on the cookie sheet to harden. Use remaining chocolate to drizzle on top of the oreo balls.

These are more of a truffle than a cookie but they are AMAZING! <3
12/21/2009 7:59:12 AM
Elaina United States
Elaina
Candy Cane Drops

6 candy canes1 pkg. almond bark

Crush 6 candy canes.  Melt almond bark. Stir in the candy canes.  Drop small spoonfuls onto wax paper.  Cool and eat!

On Christmas morning my family has a tradition of using up some of the candy canes by making this recipe
12/21/2009 8:00:08 AM
Risa Krantz United States
Risa Krantz
Try using white almond bark instead of chocolate chips to dip the Oreo Balls in!  They are wonderful!  I use toothpicks to dip them.
12/21/2009 8:00:39 AM
Gayle Murrell United States
Gayle Murrell
On the Oreo balls, it is better to dip them in the white "almond bark" that you can get in the grocery store.  It cuts down on the sweetness and makes them more irresistable.  We make these several times a year.
12/21/2009 8:09:16 AM
sylvia United States
sylvia
White Chip Island Cookies
       1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
•  3/4 teaspoon baking powder
•  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•  1/2 teaspoon salt
•  3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or    margarine, softened
•  3/4 cup packed brown sugar
•  1/3 cup granulated sugar
•  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•  1 large egg
•  2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®  Premier White Morsels, and     butterscotch morsels
•  1 cup flaked coconut, toasted if desired
•  3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts

Directions
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, coconut and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

12/21/2009 8:12:11 AM
roxanne United States
roxanne
Those Oreo Balls are wonderful...try dipping them in melted Almond Bark....For an added treat try the mint oreos...yummy.

One of my very Favorites is Heath Bar Cookies...
INGREDIENTS  
Saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts

Directions  
Line a cookie sheet with foil. Spray with PAM
Cover with a layer of saltines.
Cook together in small pot the butter and brown sugar.
Boil 1 minute.
Pour over crackers.
Bake at 350 for 8 mins. It will bubble up.
Remove from oven and pour chocolate chips over crackers.
Spread when melted.
Sprinkle with nuts.
Cut or break into pieces when cool.



12/21/2009 8:15:35 AM
Patty Stewart United States
Patty Stewart
Christmas Crunch - Mix together 2 cups Captain Cruch cereal, 2 cups Rice Krispis cereal, 2 cups pretzels broken up, and two cups walnuts.  Melt one package almond bark and pour over above mixture.  Spread on wax paper and let dry.  When dry, you can  break it up in pieces.
12/21/2009 8:15:51 AM
Terrie Ransom United States
Terrie Ransom
                Christmas Mice

Chocolate Bark
sliced almonds
chocolate kisses
Cherries with stems included

Melt Bark in microwave for two minutes or till melted and smooth. Stirring after every minute of cooking.
Dip cherries in chocolate holding stem. Stem will be the tail. Immediately add unwrapped kiss to end for the head.Stick the flat end to cherry. Add two sliced almonds to the head for the ears. Dot small amount of choc. for the eyes...
These are adorable...
12/21/2009 8:28:13 AM
Megan United States
Megan
Rice Krispy cookies - a little different from Rice Krispy treats, but one of my favorites growing up.
1/2 bag (the small size) Semi-sweet chocolate bits
1/2 bag (small size) butterscotch bits
Melt together in double boiler; be sure not to let any water in with the bits!

While they are melting:
In large pot melt together 1 c. corn syrup and 1 c. suger.  Heat until bubbling, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add in 1 c. peanut butter and 6 c. Rice Krispies.  When mixed, press into an 8 1/2"x11" cake pan.  

Stir baking bits until smooth, and spread on top of cookies.  Allow about 30 minutes - 1 hour for the icing to set, and enjoy!
12/21/2009 8:37:56 AM
Teresa Worthington United States
Teresa Worthington
Lemon Snowflakes
1 Lemon Cake Mix
2 1/2 C. Cool Whip
1 Egg
Mix on medium speed, will be slightly sticky and thick
take a tsp. of dough and roll on powdered sugar
put on ungreased cookie sheet cook at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
Enjoy
12/21/2009 8:48:28 AM
Teresa Worthington United States
Teresa Worthington
DUNKIN HONKERS

2 CUPS BROWN SUGAR
2 CUPS SUGAR
4 EGGS
2 TSP.VANILLA
2 CUPS (MELTED) BUTTER (I USE BUTTER FLVD CRISCO)
2 TSP. SALT
2 TSP. SODA
4 CUPS FLOUR
2 CUPS OATMEAL
2 CUPS RICE CRISPIES
2 CUPS CHOCOLATE CHIPS
MIX FIRST 4 INGREDIENTS THEN ADD THE BUTTER AND MIX, THEN ADD THE NEXT 3 INGREDIENTS & MIX, GRADUALLY ADD THE FOLLOWING THREE.
BAKE AT 350 FOR 8-9 MINUTES

THESE MAKE A LARGE AMOUNT OF COOKIES AND ARE MY FAMILIES FAVORITE! YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
12/21/2009 8:49:26 AM
Stevie Hall United States
Stevie Hall
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1 stick of Melted Butter
3/4 of a cup of Dark Brown Sugar
3/4 of a cup of White Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 cups of All-Purpose Flour
3/4 of a teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of salt
As many Milk Chocolate Chips as you like (I normally use about 2 cups.)
Mix together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the Dry ingredients to the wet. Once everything is incorporated, stir in the milk chocolate chips. With a spoon, scoop the dough onto a prepared cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown around the edges but still gooey in the center.
12/21/2009 9:37:04 AM
Melanie Collins United States
Melanie Collins
White Chocolate Peanut Clusters-No Bake
1 pkg white chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
Melt chips in microwave,stirring every 30 sec.-when melted, add peanut butter and stir.
1 cup roasted salted peanuts
1 cup rice krispies
1 cup mini marshmallows
Mix dry ingredients together and when chips & peanut butter are done, pour over and mix well.
Drop on wax paper with a teaspoon and let cool. Super yummy and super easy to make.
12/21/2009 9:44:24 AM
sylvia United States
sylvia
White Chip Island Cookies

Ingredients
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup each (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels and Butterscotch Morsels
1 cup flaked coconut, toasted if desired
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, coconut and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

12/21/2009 10:10:54 AM
Phyllis United States
Phyllis
I love reading all the recipes. Every saturday I bake cookies or bars for sunday morning. I fix two different kinds of sweets.Then sunday morning comes along and I have coffee and sweets for the people. I so enjoy watching the kids(of all ages) as they try the treats. I make the treats small so kids can get more than one. Adults can just pop one and go. Everyone have a very Merry Christmas.
12/21/2009 11:18:29 AM
jana United States
jana
I would love to see the tamale recipes hinted at in the posts!  I was so excited - then the recipes are not there.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
12/21/2009 2:04:58 PM
GramE United States
GramE
honestly, I think if you put almond bark over dry macaroni I could eat it.  Everything goes with almond bark.
12/21/2009 2:54:31 PM
Terri Bell United States
Terri Bell
"Love KLOVE"!  I LOVE,the support and commitment that KLOVE stands for. I rely on KLOVE.  All capitols, to emphasise the degree of ministry KLOVE represents. I have been listening to 91.1 since the days of KWBI, Colo. Christian university.  Those who served,died and began the ministry.  Only recently, I once again turned to CHRISTIAN radio in order to be up-lifted and  blessed in my daily life.  We all strugle with our sinful nature and worldly "confines", that we allow others to dictate what we are "TOLD" to do and be,by society.  During this Holiday season we tend to get wrapped up in the commercial things of Christmas.  "We hav'nt done our shopping yet", we only have a few more days left, and, and, etc.  I am in a position this Christmas and every other Christmas, that It is only another day and we need to live each day as God allows. After all, our days are numbered by God and God alone.  Thank You KLOVE! To God be the GLORY in all things GREAT and Small. I am praying and thanking GOD for our radio station,all the artists and everyone who is serving GOD through this ministry. GOD BLESS and THANK YOU! T. Bell    
12/22/2009 4:47:48 AM
B. Broussard, Louisiana United States
B. Broussard, Louisiana
No bake Peanutbutter Love Cookies

2 cups chopped graham cookies
1 lb powdered sugar
2 cups peanutbutter
2 sticks butter
Mix together and pat down well in pan
Topping:
1c. chocolate chips
1c. peanutbutter chips
melt and spread over mixture
cut into squares after topping semi-hardens

12/22/2009 1:29:06 PM
Julie from Pennsylvania United States
Julie from Pennsylvania
Orange Drop Cookies

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter/margarine
2 eggs
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk

Cream brown sugar and butter/margarine, add eggs, orange peel and vanilla.  Beat until fluffy.  Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition.  Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in 350 oven for 10-12 minutes.  While cookies are warm, frost with orange icing.

Orange Icing:
Combine: 1 tablespoon grated orange peel, 3 tablespoons orange juice and 3 tablespoons butter.  Stire in 3 cups sifted powdered sugar.  Icing will not be runny.

Makes 6 dozen.  YUM!!
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