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Healthy Sugar Cookies. November 28, 2012 Today, we are going to admit that it would be fun to try to be healthier for the holidays.

Healthy Sugar Cookies

This post and recipe comes from Appetite for Health, a website written by two smart women, Julie Upton, MS, RD, CSSD, and Katherine Brooking, MS, RD. As registered dietitians (RDs), everyone wants to know what they eat, their favorite new foods or how they eat right when they are traveling or eating out. On Appetite for Health they share with you – bite for bite – how they strive to eat healthier in the real world of food. They were kind enough to share this great recipe and post on holiday sugar cookies: YouTube. YouTube. Biscuits de Noël aux canneberges Recettes. Pâte à tartiner au pain d'épices {Noël} Very Chocolate Pudding. Steamed chocolate sponge pudding and chocolate sauce. I’d like to start with a very pleasing photo: The Universe works in mysterious ways, and – as I learned this week - often for good.

Steamed chocolate sponge pudding and chocolate sauce

Recently I have been yearning for the chocolate sponge and chocolate custard that was a regular feature of school dinners in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Then, Nigella Christmas arrived containing a recipe for a far fancier version. I admit that the book wasn’t really much to do with the Universe, more my personal view that a day without an Amazon package arriving is a bad day. Anyway, such omens could not be ignored – the Universe was clearly telling me to make my chocolate pudding. Most people nowadays steam puddings by standing the basin in a pan of boiling water. The pudding turned out perfectly: Oh my word. Who wants some of this moist, chocolate, light sponge and sinful sauce? Sauce or custard? How to make:- Start by making the chocolate sauce. Clementine jelly recipe.

These taste like Christmas in a glass.

Clementine jelly recipe

If you've got kids around, these are the perfect things to make with them because they are quick to make and not fussy at all. Serves 6 Ingredients 5 leaves of gelatine (platinum grade)600ml clementine juice (from about 20 clementines)Caster sugar, to tasteA small piece of fresh ginger, peeled2 clementines, peeled and sliced into thin rounds1 heaped tsp vanilla syrup (which you can buy at lots of good food stores) or a few drops of vanilla extract200g natural yoghurtGood quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) Method 1. 2. 3.

. © Jamie Oliver Photography © David Loftus. Spritz Cookies, just add Jello. Here’s a last-minute Christmas cookie recipe for ya if you have a cookie press stashed in the back of that obscure kitchen cupboard.

Spritz Cookies, just add Jello

Spritz are one of my favorite holiday treats to whip up. This time, I discovered a recipe using Jello! No need for food coloring here! I used cherry, but I’m sure strawberry or lime would work just as well. These cookies require hardly any skill and would be a fun family project. Jello Spritz Cookies, adapted from Brownies For Dinner 1 box (3 ounce) Jello 10 tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cookie Press Cookies. Lemon Spritz Wreaths As much as I think my mom hated to clean it, I remember she used to let us use the cookie press quite often in my childhood.

Cookie Press Cookies

The dough was one of those rare recipes that we usually had all the ingredients for on lazy Sunday afternoons. Play Dough Cookies. This year for Christmas I thought it would be fun to decorate with red and blue, along with chocolate brown and white thrown in too.

Play Dough Cookies

I usually just decorate with the traditional red and green, but I saw the border design on this scrapbook paper(in photo) and liked it so much that I decided to try and decorate for Christmas this year using these colors. The blue in the cookie isn't exactly the blue I was going for, and the red needs to be deeper, but hopefully you get the picture. When I told my husband the name of these cookies, he thought they were actually play dough:) The name refers only to appearance because the recipe is really rather tasty!

Chocolate, fruit & clementine Christmas pudding recipe. Un kouglof pour mon retour d'Alsace. Chocolate Peanut Butter Steamed Pudding. Once in a while my husband wants to take over the baking duties and he often makes traditional British steamed puddings.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Steamed Pudding

Well, this is a steamed pudding, but the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is very American. He was inspired by a recipe that he saw online and created this. The recipe isn’t as precise as many of the recipes that I post, but steamed puddings are fairly forgiving. The peanut butter ice cream topping is the same topping that they use at an ice cream place my husband used to visit when he was a kid. He found it online and ordered a big jar. This pudding was interesting. 4 ounces butter, room temperature 4 ounces sugar 4 ounces self-rising flour* 1 ounce cocoa powder 2 eggs 2 ounces chocolate chips Peanut butter ice cream topping Bring a large pot of water to the boil; add a steamer basket.

In a large mixer bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Pour the half the pudding batter into the prepared basin and add some peanut butter topping.