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Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
Living In: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Indian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Music
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Sandy's Buttermilk Chocolate Cake w/ Fudge Icing
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Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Pebber Nodder (Danish Christmas Cookies)
A very subtle cookie, not very sweet - which isn't a bad thing... I tend to like my cookies quite sweet :-) I doubled the cardamom & cinnamon, added the white pepper and mace. I did roll into little balls rather than roll and cut. Next time I'll probably add the vanilla like some other reviewers, and roll in icing or granulated sugar. I wanted to try it first as originally written before experimenting. Mine turned out quite cakey in texture - not chewy at all. I think in the holiday season with all the super sweet things on the cookie platter these are a nice change.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2008
Grandma's Gingersnaps
Mine look just like the photos and taste awesome! I didn't notice when I first read the recipe (before printing) that it says sift 3 times -- sift twice, then when adding the dry to the butter/sugar it says sift in dry ingredients. I think this makes a big difference in the texture of the cookie - yum! Thank You for the recipe!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2008
Chocolate Brittle Surprise
Very Very Addicting! I didn't have any version of a saltine cracker; I had plain graham crackers, Ritz (generic) round crackers, and had Vanilla Wafers which I thought would be a good mix. All turned out yummy. I'm a huge fan of salt/sweet combo, but didn't like the softness of the Ritz, so can't wait to try the Saltines. The Vanilla Wafers I turned upside down on the cookie sheet, so the candy would stay on top easier. The Graham Crackers were delish! I used a 2-cup pyrex measuring jug to melt the butter and brown sugar, and (following a hint by another reviewer) made sure the butter & b.sugar was mixed really well, then poured over the crackers... without too much "miss." Putting the crackers as close together as possible is an easy fix, and dunking each cracker seems messier and more time consuming for this lazy-at-11pm-when-I-made-these-last-night baker ;-). Following another hint I used semi-sweet & milk chocolate chips, and finely chopped the pecans, then smushed them as best I could into the chocolate with a potato masher. I set the timer for 13 minutes; it was bubbling at 10 minutes, but I wanted the candy to cook a bit longer... so pulled it out at 13 minutes, being careful not to let it burn. I use an airbake cookie pan, which I've found great success with! My husband didn't seem to be a big fan, but I just say More For Me! Thank You!!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2008

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