The Best Holiday Recipes

Enjoy Dessert!

Enjoy Some of the Best Holiday Recipes?

There is nothing like our favorite holiday recipes to get us in the mood to celebrate.

The holidays always bring about thoughts of cool weather, and warm homes that always have the smell of fresh baked cookies, cakes and pies!

The holiday season is when those who don't bake much feel almost compelled to bake a cake or some cookies and enjoy a tall glass of milk or hot a cup of hot chocolate with their warm treat.

Here are some of our favorite recipes! We will be adding more very soon.


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Pumpkin Roll

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper. Grease and flour the paper.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs on high for five minutes. Gradually add white sugar and pumpkin. Add flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Spread batter evenly in pan. Sprinkle walnuts evenly on top.

3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately turn out onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners sugar. Peel off paper and roll cake up in the towel, starting with the short end. Cool.

4. To Make Filling: Mix confectioners sugar, vanilla, butter or margarine, and cream cheese together till smooth.

5. Carefully unroll the cake. Spread filling over cake to within 1 inch of edges. Roll up again. Cover and chill until serving. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar, if desired.



Dutch Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • 5 large Granny Smith apples - peeled cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon. Pour over apples in crust. Sprinkle lemon juice on top.

3. Cut 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine together, and top pie with the mixture.

4. Take two 15 inch pieces of parchment paper and enclose pie; fold edges up 3 times. Place on a baking sheet.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven, split parchment open and cool pie on wire rack. DO NOT open parchment covering while baking! Serve warm, or at room temperature.



Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. Mix in a large bowl, pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla. Blend well.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda. Stir into pumpkin mixture, add the milk. Blend well. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.

4. Use teaspoon to drop cookies on baking sheet. Bake 8 - 10 minutes.



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