I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.
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Holiday Baking Time!
I generally wait until after Thanksgiving to start on my Christmas cookie baking, but this year I am hard at it. I want an assortment of cookies for my Mom’s 100th birthday celebration on December 5th. I also bake cookies for the Lakeview Health Care Auxiliary Cookie/Candy Walk fund raiser, which will be held on December 8th. The auxiliary is always looking for cookie/candy bakers, so if you can find it in your hearts to help, whip up a batch of your favorite cookies and donate them. Cookies can be delivered to the activities department on Monday, December 7th or the morning of the sale before 11:00 am.
I made these Reese’s peanut butter cups this week. They are relatively easy and fast to make (my kind of recipe). If I remember right, Mary Segar shared this recipe with me many years ago and she received it from her daughter-in-law, Naomi.
Reese’s Butter Cups:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg. small bite size Reese’s Peanut butter cups
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix above ingredients EXCEPT the candy in the order given. Form small 1 inch balls and drop into miniature baking (muffin) tins. No need to grease tins or shape dough; just drop the ball in as made. Bake 8-10 minutes, when they are done, the dough sort of dips in the middle. Press one Reese’s into the center of cookie;let cool 10 minutes, then remove from pan, giving them a gentle nudge with a table knife. Let cool on wire rack. This recipe made four dozen for me.
I had a call regarding last week’s pumpkin dessert. Yes, you use the dry butterscotch pudding mix in the crust. Have a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving! It’s my favorite holiday of the year - just family and good food and no worrying about gifts or much decorating!