Date Cookies

Date Cookies

Date CookiesIngredients for Date Cookies:

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions for Date Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350F. In a small saucepan over low heat, mix dates, sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Stir occasionally for 15 minutes, or until thick and smooth.

Cream together butter and brown sugar. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour to butter mixture
and mix well. Add the oatmeal and mix well.

Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water. Form dough into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Roll dough to 1/8″ thickness and cut into 2″rounds. Place 1/2 of the rounds on cookie sheets. Spoon date mixture in the center of each round and top with another round. Press edges firmly together.

Bake 15 minutes or until browned.

Cherry Merry Christmas Dessert

Cherry Merry Christmas Dessert

Cherry Merry Christmas DessertCherry Merry Christmas Dessert Ingredients:

1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
1 (18 1/4 oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 C butter, melted
1/3 C of walnuts, chopped

Cherry Merry Christmas Dessert Instructions:

Place the pie filing into a 1 1/2 qt. crock pot.
In a small bowl combine the cake mix and butter and mix until crumbly.
Spread the mixture over the pie filling.
Evenly sprinkle the walnuts over the top.
Place the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for 3 hours.

Makes 12 cherry merry Christmas dessert servings.

Preparation Time:  approximately 5 minutes
Cooking Time:  approximately 3 hours
Total Time:  approximately 3 hours 5 minutes

If you’re looking for a quick dessert to serve with Christmas dinner try this one.  Any type of pie filling will work.  The walnuts are optional or the can be replaced with pecans if you prefer.

Low Carb Christmas Almond Sugar Cookies

Low Carb Christmas Almond Sugar Cookies

Christmas Almond Sugar Cookies Ingredients:

1-1/4 cup almond flour
1 cup Splenda
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
additional Splenda, for decorating

Christmas Almond Sugar Cookies Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking
mat. Stir together flour and Splenda. Blend in butter, egg and vanilla until well mixed.
Form into 1-inch balls on a cookie sheet and flatten each with a fork. Sprinkle with
additional Splenda. Bake for 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Allow to cool for 2
minutes on baking sheet then remove to wire racks to cool.

Enjoy this lo-carb recipe this Christmas.

Christmas Almond Sugar Cookies

Christmas Plum Pudding

Christmas Plum Pudding Ingredients:

2 cups ground suet
2 cups bread crumbs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups sugar
2 cups seeded raisins
2 cups currants
1 cup finely cut citron
1 cup finely cut figs
1 tablespoon finely cut orange peel
1 tablespoon finely cut lemon peel
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup water or prune juice
1 cup grape or other fruit juice

Christmas Cheesecake

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
2 pounds cream cheese
1cup sugar
8 ounces sour cream
2 eggs1cup flour
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
2 cup in total chopped candied cherries red and green raisins, walnuts, candied pineapple
½ cup small chocolate chips
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Christmas Broccoli Dip

Ingredients:

2 (6 oz.) of garlic cheese links (in Dairy case)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 small jar of chopped mushrooms
1 small chopped onion
Margarine
2 pkgs. of frozen chopped broccoli
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