Lemon & Coconut Snowballs

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Lemon snowballs

These little snowballs will be a hit at any Christmas Party.  Perfect for make ahead food gifts.  Makes around 2 dozen cookies.  The more you roll them in the powdered sugar the bigger the snowball!  Have Fun!

Lemon & Coconut Snowballs
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks of butter, unsalted, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
Instructions
  1. With electric mixer beat butter until creamy and add ½ cup of powdered sugar, vanilla and coconut extract. Beat until well combined.
  2. Add flour, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt. Beat until combined. Stir in coconut.
  3. Chill dough for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place dough 1 inch apart on baking sheet.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until bottom is golden brown.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes.
  8. In medium bowl, place remaining powdered sugar and roll warm cookies in powdered sugar. Coat well. Cool completely and again roll cookies in powdered sugar for double coating.
Notes
Praise the Lord, for He is good!

 

 


Apple Brown Betty – Baked

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Baked apple brown betty

I love easy desserts and this one fits that category.  Not only is it delicious but so easy to make.  Next best thing to Apple Pie.

Apple Brown Betty – Baked
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 slices Sourdough Bread cut into small cubes
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coat large baking dish with butter. Then add layer of apple slices, and layer of breadcrumbs. Repeat layers 2 more times.
  3. In small sauce pan melt Butter and Brown Sugar together. Stir until boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon and pinch of salt.
  4. Pour brown sugar mixture evenly over top of apple breadcrumbs mixture.
  5. Cover in foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 5 minutes. Total baking time 45 minutes.
Notes
Thanks be to God who gives us Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57

Cherry Pie Cookies and Powdered Snow

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Cherry Pie cookies and powdered snow

Just finished making these little cherry pie cookies.  They look and taste like mini cherry pies.  The recipe calls for 1 cup of butter but you can use 1/2 cup of butter along with 1/2 cup of margarine instead.  Makes for a moister cookie.  Looks great on a plate for Christmas sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Enjoy.

Cherry Pie Cookies with Powdered Snow
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can Cherry Pie Filling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, mix butter until fluffy. Add flour and ¾ cup of powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Beat just until combined and a soft dough is formed.
  3. Roll dough into 2 inch balls. Place on baking sheet. Press thumb into center of each cookie to form a well. Place cherry filling into each cookie.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Dust remaining powdered sugar over top of cool cookie.
Notes
Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:37

 


Spinach Tortellini Soup

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Spinach Tortellini

This soup is quick and easy to make.  Just add chicken broth, cream of chicken, a little water, frozen spinach and some tortellini.  Quick and easy meal for the family.  Ready in 20 minutes.

Spinach Tortellini Soup
 
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Serves: 6 to 8
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 (20 ounce) package of cheese tortellini
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot combine the spinach, cream of chicken, chicken broth and water. Heat to boiling then reduce heat to low. Stir in tortellini and simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Notes
Your beauty …should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. I Peter 3:3-4