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Chocolate Billionaires
Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 ounce) package caramels
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • Line two baking sheets with waxed paper.
  • Grease the paper and set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the caramels and water; cook and stir over low heat until smooth.
  • Stir in pecans and cereal until coated.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until form.
  • In a small heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat; stir until smooth.
  • Dip candy into chocolate, coating all sides; place on prepared pans.
  • Refrigerate until set.
  • Store in an airtight container.
Snowball Cookies
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream butter in large bowl.
  • Add sugar, cream until light.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Mix in flour and salt.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Shape into balls.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Dust powdered sugar on snowball cookies as soon as they come out of oven.
  • After the cookies cool, dust them with powdered sugar again.
Cranberry Hootycreeks
Ingredients:

  • 5/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended.
  • Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
  • Cool on baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.



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