Category Archives: thanksgiving baking

Patterned Cookies

This recipe takes more time than many of the icebox cookies but the results are worth the effort. The designs are pretty and the cookie is delicious.  You’ll need an afternoon to bake these cookies so make an extra batch while you are baking and freeze  the leftovers.

Ingredients

1 cup soft butter

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS

Mix first butter, sugar and vanilla  until light and fluffy. 

Add flour and salt to the mixture.  Blend until just combined. Do not overwork dough.

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Spice Cake

Spice cake uses warm fall spices to create an unforgettably moist cake. Add raisins or other dried fruit to enhance the flavour.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup butter

spice cake

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp each of cloves, nutmeg and salt

2/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup chopped nuts

2 eggs

1 cup sour milk

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a favourite at my family’s holiday tables. It’s great with whipped cream or on your own. Serve with coffee or tea.

Enjoy!

Crust

5 cups flour

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 lb vegetable shortening (cold)

1 egg

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

cold water to make a cup of liquid

Mix 5 ingredients.  In a cup add egg, vinegar, and water to combine. 

Fold wet ingredients into shortening mixture.

  Shape in disks and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Pumpkin mixture

1 cup pumpkin

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

pinch of salt

Pour ingredients into a rolled out pie shell from the crust made above. 

Bake in a 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes. 

Lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for an addition 35 minutes or until centre of pie is firm.

Try Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins.

Pumpkin Spice Cake

This recipe uses canned pumpkin and a mixture of fragrant spices.  It’s good served with cream cheese icing and is a festive addition to your fall table.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin

Pumpkin Spice Cake

1/2 cup melted butter

2 beaten eggs

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp molasses

3/4 cup almond milk

2 1/4 cups flour

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ginger

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