Christmas Treats - Round One
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Combine flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl.
- Add dry mixture and pumpkin into the creamed mixture and stir until well combined, then fold in chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in syrup and vanilla.
- Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Add to the creamed mixture and stir until well combined.
- Fold in the butterscotch chips until well combined.
- Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. (*note: these cookies REALLY spread out during baking so be sure to adequately space them – about 2” apart)
- Place popped popcorn in a large brown paper grocery bag.
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan and stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt.
- Bring ingredients to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove pot from heat and add baking soda. The caramel will sort of foam up as you stir it.
- Once well mixed, pour the caramel over the popcorn in the grocery bag.
- Shake bag well to coat popcorn. Stir with a long handled wooden spoon to try to get the popcorn evenly coated.
- Spread popcorn in a single layer over wax paper to cool. Once cool, break a part any large pieces and store in an air tight container.
- In a large bowl, combine olive oil and spices until well mixed.
- Add peanuts and stir until evenly coated.
- Spread peanuts out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Mix, then bake for another 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool; store in an air tight container.
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