Annual Cookie Baking Weekend

December 2nd, 2012 klwade Posted in Recipes 1 Comment »

It is that time of year!!!!  My sister Janice and I got together at my house to make our Christmas Cookies.  Since this Christmas I am not working, I wont be giving cookies to my co-workers, but instead I am thinking of giving cookies to The Cat Doctor staff and the local Fire Department.  Hope they appreciate it.

This year we made the following cookies

  • Praline Pecan Fudge
  • Traditional Fudge
  • Peanut Blossom Cookies
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Pecan Bars
  • Turtle Cookies
  • Snowball Cookies
  • Pecan Nougat Cookies
  • Butterscotch Squares

Since it was a rainy Weekend we could not make the Meringues or Southern Pralines!!!








Snowballs….yummy buttery goodness









Pecan Praline Fudge








Peanut Blossom Cookies

















Peanut Brittle








Pecan Nougats








Pecan Bars


Have you noticed a theme of pecans!!!!  It is our favorite NUT!!!!


Elaines Southern Pralines

April 7th, 2010 klwade Posted in Recipes No Comments »

Every Christmas I insist my sister Elaine make her famous pralines….  here is the recipe

  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla

Combine brown sugar and cream in a large saucepan.  Stir until the sugar is melted hen boil to 236f (soft boil stage).

Remove from fire and stir in vanilla and pecans.   Stir until the mixture begins to thicken and becomes sugary (you can taste the sugar).  Let the mixture cool somewhat before large spoonfuls of pralines on silicon sheets (or wax paper on cookie sheets).

When completely cool, wrap each piece in a cellophane bag.  They are delicate so be careful when stacking.

Best made when no moisture in the weather.