Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the River and Through the Woods by Lacey Weatherford

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until just combined, 1 minute. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
     
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool completely.
     
    5. Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together in a bowl with an electric hand mixer until creamy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Spread frosting evenly over cooled pumpkin cake; sprinkle with cinnamon.

 
     
    Christmas Sugar Cookies
    Submitted by: Brenda Lunt
    Taylor, Arizona
     
    Ingredients:
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup powdered sugar
    2 cups shortening
    3/4 teaspoon vanilla
    1 large egg, beaten
    4 1/3 cups cake flour
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    sugar, for decorating
     
    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 375°.
     
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugars and shortening using an electric mixer.
     
    3. Mix on slow speed 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
     
    4. Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes.
     
    5. Slowly add vanilla and beaten egg while mixing.
     
    6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, mixing on slow speed until just blended. Do not over mix.
     
    7. Scoop with an ice-cream scoop and roll in sugar.
     
    8. Place directly on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with palm of hand.
     
    9. Bake at 375° for 9-10 minutes. Cookies are done when small cracks appear and are pale golden. Ideally, the edges do not brown.

 
     
    Cinnamon Rolls
    Submitted by: Connie Weatherford
    Taylor, Arizona
     
    Ingredients:
    1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45
    degrees C)
    2 eggs, room temperature
    1/3 cup margarine, melted
    4 1/2 cups bread flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
    1 cup brown sugar, packed
    2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    1/3 cup butter, softened
    1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese,
    softened
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/8 teaspoon salt
     
    Directions:
    1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
     
    2. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
     
    3. Roll dough into a 16x21-inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
     
    4. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

 
     
    Roll Out Buttermilk Cookies
    Submitted by: Jennifer Maxwell
    Delphi, Indiana
     
    Ingredients:
    1 cup Buttermilk
    4 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup shortening
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    2 cups sugar
    5 cups flour
     
    Directions:
    Mix together above ingredients & let set in refrigerator for 2 hr. Roll out to about ½ “ thick cut with cutters. Bake at 375 degrees, until very lightly browned (about 7 minutes). Remove from baking sheet and let cool.
     
    Frosting:
    8 oz cream cheese
    1 lb powdered sugar
    2 sticks butter
     
    Mix well together. Spread on cookies.

 
     
    Ginger Crinkles
    Submitted by: Jennifer Maxwell
    Delphi, Indiana
     
    Ingredients:
    2 cups flour
    3 teaspoons baking soda
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cloves
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ginger
    1 1/3 cups sugar
    ¾ cup shortening
    ¼ cup light molasses
    1 egg, slightly beaten
     
    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Sift flour with baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon,

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