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December 23, 2003
Issue #004

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1. Christmas Cookies
2. Candy Cane Cake Idea


1. Baking Cookies (and Freezing Cookie Dough)

Christmas is a time for baking cookies. Check out an article by Rachel Paxton with tips on freezing cookie dough this holiday season.

I've put together just a few easy cookie recipes that my kids enjoy (especially the simple recipe for yummy Christmas wreaths).

Click here for holiday recipes.

2. Quick and Easy Candy Cane Cake Recipe

Bake a chocolate cake and frost with this easy peppermint frosting:

1 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Beat shortenting and extract for 1 minute with a mixer on medium speed. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk and beat well. Then add the rest of the ingredients until you get the right consistency of frosting. Frost your cake and cover with crushed peppermint candy canes.

Happy Holidays and Happy Kid Cooking!

Clarissa, mom chef
Easy Kids Recipes