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Orange Biscuits

I am always happy when I find* a recipe that makes entertaining a little bit easier.  These orange biscuits fit the bill, they can even be prepared the night before and then cooked when you need them.  A morning coffee date doesn’t get much easier (or tastier) than this.



1/4 cup Butter

1/2 cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice (about 2 oranges)

1/2 cup Sugar

2 teaspoons Orange Zest


1/4 cup cold Butter, cut into small pieces

2 cups Flour

2 teaspoons baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

3/4 cup Milk

1 1/2 tablespoons melted Butter

Cinnamon Sugar:

1/4 cup Sugar

1 to 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies were my favorite childhood Christmas cookie, and I still make them every year.  My mom was given the recipe by my Godmother, but she thinks the origin is a Betty Crocker children’s cookbook.  They are basically a shortbread-style cookie with a little bit of a peppermint kick.  And while there is a bit of work involved in forming them, it’s nothing a couple of eager kitchen elves can’t handle; make them a family baking project.  With a light and buttery texture, subtle flavor and whimsical presentation, they are sure to become one of your family’s favorites, too.


1 cup Butter (2 sticks), softened

1 cup Powdered Sugar

1 Egg

2 1/2 cups Flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract

1/2 teaspoon Red Food Coloring

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