So, we all feel extra not guilty since we served all kinds of veggies to our kids with our traditional recipes. We can now get on with Desserts!!!! Can you guess that I have a sweet tooth? These are some of recipes that come from my husband side, and all I have to say is: “ Droooooool”. Sorry (wiping mouth), yeah, I got overexcited. Read on and enjoy!

Caramel Thibodeau

½ cup butter
2 cups of corn syrup
4 cups brown sugar
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetend condensed milk
Water

Bring butter, corn syrup and brown sugar to a gentle boil in a big saucepan. Let boil for 5 minutes while stirring gently. Take off heat.

Add condensed milk and ¾ of the same can of water to the mix and mix well.

Pour into ~3 – 500ml –  Mason Jars.  Can be stored in cupboard or fridge.

 

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1 cup of dates cut into small pieces
1 cup of sugar
1 egg (you can sub with 1 tbsp ground flax and 3 tbsp of water, let sit for 5 minutes)
½ cup of butter
2 cups of Rice Krispies
Coconut to taste

In a saucepan, mix dates, sugar, egg (or flax mixture) and butter. Heat to a gentle boil while stirring occasionally.  I usually let it boil for a few minutes to let the dates softened).

Take off the heat and add Rice Krispies and coconut if wanted.

Press gently into a 8” square dish, sprinkle coconut on top. Once cooled, cut into squares.

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Now, my mother-in-law makes some awesome desserts, but we did grow up with some sweets of our own, so here’s a little from my mom’s recipe book!

Christmas Sugar Dough Cookies for Kids

3 eggs

500 g of sugar

500 g of flour

125 g of margarine or butter

3 tsp of baking powder

A few drops of lemon juice

 

Mix all the ingredients together until a nice lump of dough. Roll it out, use different shapes and forms to cut out figures. Brush egg yolk on cookies, add sprinkles and bake them about 10 minutes in a preheated oven, at 350oF. This makes about 80 to 100 cookies, depending on the shapes used.

Christmas Cookies – Kokos Kringel

This one comes from my Great Grandma, but still is very actual!

500 g of flour

500 g of margarine or butter

500 g of sugar

500 g of shredded coconut

1 egg

 

Kneed everything together. Let the dough cool down for a couple of hours.

Once cold, roll out the dough and cut out shapes (we use simple round ones for these).

Bake them in a preheated oven, at 400oF, for about 10-15 minutes. They are done once they start to brown.

Let them cool down before putting them away in tin boxes to keep them for Christmas (ha, munch, munch, who am I kidding, enjoy!).

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