Santa-mental Treats

by Jetta Colsch and Madeline Santman | Class of 2021 | Dec. 7, 2018

   We can’t brrrrrly wait to kick off the holiday season with these three easy DIY sweet treats! Hudson students have lots of secret, tasty treats that you've probably never heard about! Thanks to them, we were able to enjoy some of them.

Swedish Rye Bread

                                                              2T. yeast                          ½c.dark molasses

                                                           ¾ c. sugar                         ½ c. shortening

                                                               1 T. salt                          4 c. rye flour

                                                      1 qt. hot water                         8 c. bread flour

  1. Mix yeast, sugar, salt and hot water

  2. Add molasses and shortening

  3. Add rye flour and bread flour

  4. Mix and knead to make a stiff dough

  5. Let rise

  6. Form into 6 medium loaves

  7. Let rise (optional)

  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

It's something that brings my family together. We love talking about

our ancestors when they were

over in Sweden many years ago

while we make this.

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Nutter Butter Reindeer

                       1 Wilton light cocoa candy melts                         1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening

                      24 Nutter Butter sandwich cookies                         24 pop sticks 

                              24 red peanut butter M&M’s                         24 thin pretzel twists, cut into small pieces

                                           48 white M&M’s                         48 brown M&M’s

  1. Combine candy melts and shortening in a 2--cup glass measuring cup. Microwave, stirring often until smooth, about 60 to 90 seconds.

  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or wax paper. Separate cookies. Dip one end of a pop stick into melted chocolate and place at one end of an opened cookie. Top with another cookie half and arrange on sheet. Repeat with remaining cookies and refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes.

  3. Reheat melted chocolate if necessary. Dip a chilled cookie into chocolate to coat. Allow excess to drain off, tapping lightly. Return cookie to sheet. Add pretzel pieces as antlers and red candy as nose, gently pressing into the wet chocolate to adhere. Press white candies into chocolate for eyes. Repeat steps with remaining cookies. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes.

  4. Pipe dots of chocolate on white candies and place brown candies on them. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes.

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[My sons and I] love creating goodies in the kitchen, but for me, it is about the tradition of spending time together and making memories.

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Joy Cookies

                                                           1 cup of butter                   ¾ cup of sugar

                                                 ¾ cup of brown sugar                  1 egg

                                                        2 ¼ cups of flour                  1 tsp. baking soda

                                                          1 ½ tsp. vanilla                  15 freshly chopped strawberries

                                                      1 drop lemon juice                  1 cup of nuts

                                                            1 pinch of salt

  1. Add all ingredients together, then add the pinch of salt.

  2. Mix all ingredients together.

  3. Heat oven 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

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I make this recipe because whenever I am happy, I love to bake!

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