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12 Days of Sharing:White Chocolate Thimble Cookies

12 Days of Sharing:White Chocolate Thimble Cookies

12 Days of Sharing The 12 Days of Sharing hosted by In Jennie’s Kitchen continues this week and so far there have been some tasty recipes by some fabulous food bloggers. White Chocolate is a…

12 Days of Sharing:Famous Magic Cookie Bars

12 Days of Sharing:Famous Magic Cookie Bars

12 Days of Sharing It was really exciting to participate as a co-host yesterday in the 12 Days of Sharing.  I enjoyed making the Holiday Eggnog Fudge  and it was a bit hit with the family,…

12 Days of Sharing:Holiday Eggnog Fudge~Noel’s Kitchen Tips

12 Days of Sharing:Holiday Eggnog Fudge~Noel’s Kitchen Tips

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With the temperatures dropping, snowflakes falling, the fireplace lit and the holiday decorations are all through the house. To me, the holidays are so much fun when the whole family can get involved, especially the kids. One of the best ways to make wonderful holiday memories with kids is to bake holiday cookies and treats. Homemade baked goods are extremely popular during the holidays. The memories that creating Christmas baked goods provide is by far the most important thing.

This holiday season, I wanted to try some new Christmas recipes to share with family, friends and add to our team’s  Nevada County Bakers  family cookbook.

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Today I’m sharing one of those new recipes with you as part of the 12 Days of Sharing, being hosted by In Jennie’s Kitchen.  This year I’ve enjoyed being active in my community and excited about being able to take part in the Share Our Strength campaign during this past year and dedicating myself to help in the fight against childhood hunger. Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.

By posting and sharing your favorite holiday cookie, candy or treat along with a favorite holiday memory, you can contribute to the Share Our Strength Campaign by raising awareness in your community and across America. In the year ahead, nearly 17 million children in America will face hunger. That’s nearly one in four children. This holiday season, you can help. Join us in the fight to End Childhood Hunger.

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 The cookie swap will run until December 18th, so there’s still time to participate:

  • Simply make a donate to Share Our Strength  by clicking on the above 12 Days of Sharing Badge. By donating you will be entered in a giveaway to win some fantastic prizes  inluding a new Cuisinart Mixer, Gift Certificates and More! Every little bit makes a difference, so no donation is too small.
  • Submit your favorite cookie recipe to the Virtual Cookie Jar. Share with your fellow readers on Twitter, Facebook, My Space and  encourage them to join in as well.  (How to participate details)
  • Visit In Jennie’s Kitchen often and the Virtual Cookie Jar for featured recipes, more from bloggers hosting, and recipes from the virtual cookie jar.

This recipe looks, smells and tastes great!  Fudge is always a perfect sweet gift during the holidays.

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Holiday Eggnog Fudge

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter, chilled

2 cups sugar

1 cup eggnog

3/4 cup white chocolate chips

2 cups mini-marshmallows

1 cup pecans, chopped

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Line a 9×12-inch pan with aluminum foil and set aside. Rub the sides of a large saucepan with a little butter.

Add the eggnog and sugar, and bring to a rolling boil over medium to medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for two minutes.

Eggnog Sugar

Fold in the marshmallows, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring back to a light boil for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Eggnog Marshmellow

Remove from heat and add the butter, white chocolate.

Stir until thoroughly mixed or until the mixture starts to lose its glossy appearance.

Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with pecans. Cool at room temperature. Remove from pan, remove foil, cut into 1-inch squares.

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 It’s great fun to make holiday cookies and treats with kids during the Christmas season. Holiday baking is something that can be shared with family members of all ages. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Eggnog Fudge

12 Days of Sharing:Holiday Eggnog Fudge~Noel's Kitchen Tips

12 Days of Sharing:Holiday Eggnog Fudge~Noel's Kitchen Tips

Our Backyard on the Ranch It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With the temperatures dropping, snowflakes falling, the fireplace lit and the holiday decorations are all through the house. To…

12 Days of Sharing:Lemon Muffins and Mango Jam

12 Days of Sharing:Lemon Muffins and Mango Jam

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in the Sierra Foothills. Our first snow of the season has fallen. The trees are covered and the ground looks like powdered sugar. The baking season is…