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TJ Bryan

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We are knee-deep into Baking Season, and while these aren’t technically “Christmas” treats, here are a few favorite recipes from the Bryan house that are easy and delicious. Enjoy!

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SNICKERDOODLES

Dough:

  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1/2 c. (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 c. flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Coating: 

  • mix 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp cinnamon

*Heat oven to 400

*Mix shortening, butter, sugar, and eggs

*Blend together all dry ingredients, stir into egg mixture

*Roll into 1″ balls, coat in cinnamon sugar

*Bake 8-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet 

MAGIC COOKIE BARS

  • 1/2 c. (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3.5 oz. coconut flakes
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts

*Heat oven to 350 if using a coated pan, 325 for glass

*Melt butter in 13″x9″ dish

*Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs evenly over melted butter, pressing down with a fork

*Top evenly with remaining ingredients in order, pressing down firmly when done

*Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly browned 

*Cool thoroughly before cutting

RICE KRISPIE TREATS

  • 6 c. Rice Krispies
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. peanut butter
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 1 c. butterscotch chips

*In a large pot bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until thoroughly combined and mixture is smooth 

*fold in rice krispies, thoroughly coating with peanut butter mixture

*transfer to a greased 13″x9″ pan, using wax paper press down evenly

*in a double boiler melt together the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, stirring until smooth

*spread chocolate mixture evenly over rice krispies, cover with plastic wrap and cool completely before cutting. 

Happy holidays and happy baking!