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What is your favorite Christmas cookie/candy/treat and what is the recipe? (Recipe Swap)

I'll go first ... Divinity is my favorite.

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2 2/3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1. Cook sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 2-quart pot over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. (On humid days, use 1 tablespoon less water.) Cook, without stirring, to 260 degrees on candy thermometer (or hard ball stage).
2. Beat egg whites in 1-1/2-quart bowl until stiff peaks form. Continue to beat while pouring hot syrup in a thin stream into egg whites. Add vanilla; beat until mixture holds its shape and becomes slightly dull. (Mixture may become too stiff for electric mixer). Fold in nuts (if you choose).
3. Drop from buttered spoon onto waxed paper. Let stand at room temperature, turning candy over once, until outside of candy is firm--at least 12 hours. Store in airtight container.



Asked by -Eilish- at 2:35 PM on Dec. 3, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (4)
  • geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 2:51 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • It really isn't a Christmas cookie but I love them...buckeyes
    I want to make those cookies with the mini chocolate (butterfinger, snickers, 3 muskateers) in them.
    If you want the recipes let me know and I will PM you

    Answer by horsesteelers at 2:54 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Mmmmm .... yummy

    Comment by -Eilish- (original poster) at 2:56 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • I love buckeyes. We always make them on our cookie trays. They are very yummy.

    Answer by Peajewel at 11:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2010