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Today's featured Christian Mom is
The Gourmet Cupboard
Laura says this:
"The Gourmet Cupboard is a good place to shop for 2 reasons: 1) we offer gifts as well as food so you can gift us or use us for you holiday menu's. 2) We have a wide variety to chose from and are always here to help you out."
Laura has several items on special over at the Online Christmas Boutique...so make sure the check them out!
Laura's favorite family Christmas Recipe:
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 cups pecan halves
8 vanilla caramels, each cut into fourths
1 cup powdered sugar
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
With mixer, beat brown sugar, butter, 2 tablespoons water and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together. (If dough is dry, stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons water, as necessary.)
For each cookie: On ungreased cookie sheet, arrange 3 to 5 pecan halves to resemble head and feet of a turtle. Using a teaspoonful of dough, shape dough around a piece of caramel; press firmly onto center of arranged pecan halves.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until dough is set but not brown. Carefully transfer cookies to a rack to cool.
For chocolate glaze: Beat powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon water, melted chocolate and vanilla until smooth. If necessary stir in more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is of desire consistency.
Dip tops of cooled cookies into glaze.
Yield: 32 cookies.
♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Laura ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪
The mixes make fantastic stocking stuffers and gift basket fillers. Laura can also build a special gift basket just for you, too! Contact Laura here: firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the main website at www.thegourmetcupboard.com
1 hot chocolate mix
1 pecan pie muffin mix.
$ 10.00 value
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