Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TEMPT MY TUMMY TUES>

FALL GOODNESS

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Fall is documented on the calendar as well as Winter but here in Ala it’s hard to tell if either is actually here, with the crazy temps, so that’s why we’re still cutting grass LOL but it doesn’t deter the goodness of Fall baking in the kitchen, this past week I made  cinnamon bun popcorn & pumpkin cut out sugar cookies, love my new cookie cutter!

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I also started using wilton’s cake food coloring in the little jar, they make cookies have the most vive rant color!

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CINNAMON BUN POPCORN

12 c. popped popped corn, (this is usually about 2 reg. sized bags )

1 c.pecans

1c. brown sugar

3/4 t. cinnamon

1/4 c. karo syrup

1 stick real butter

1/2 tsb. baking soda

1 tsb. van.

3 sq. almond bark

preheat oven to 250, pop popcorn, place popcorn & pecans in large separate bowl ( it needs to be big enough to be able to turn the popcorn while pouring the hot lig. over to coat)

combine  B.sugar & cinnamon in lg. microwave bowl & set aside

chop butter into chunks & place onto of B.sugar & cin. mixture, pour in karo syrup & mic. for 30 sec. stir to combine, should bubble, add van & soda , should foam at this point

pour over popcorn, stirring quickly or it will harden,pour onto 2  foil lined cookie sheets or pans

bake 30 min. stirring & flipping popcorn over every 5 min ( I set my timer every 5 min incase I get sidetracked & forget) LOL if not crunchy enough bake another 5 min

melt almond bark in mic. & using a fork, drizzle over popcorn, let cool & break into chunks

SUGAR COOKIES

1 & 3/4 c.butter Crisco

the original recipe calls for 3/4 c.shortening,1/2c.butter,1/2c. Crisco I just always used the butter Crisco, it comes out the same

1c. sugar

2 eggs

1tsb. van.

2 & 1/2 c. S/R flour

dough will be sticky, do not chill it, flour the surface to be used, flour your rolling pin, roll & cut into desired shapes, it helps to dip cookie cutter into flour before each cut out, awww sweet memories of having nothing but a good ole glass to use to cut cookies out LOL

Bake @ 400 6-8 min, cookies will appear soft to the touch, don’t over cook, this is not a real sweet cookie, reminds me of a tea cookie, you can also give them an egg wash & sprinkle sugar on them while baking, don’t let not having cookie cutters stop you! get those glasses out & bake some cookies!

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1 comment:

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

That popcorn sounds delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!