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North Pole Spice Cake

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Spice Cake

Perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving

Goes well with vanilla ice cream and hard sauce

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
1 cup of buttermilk
3 eggs
1/2lb of butter or margarine (melted)
1 T cinnamon
1 T baking soda
1/2 T ground cloves

Directions:

1. Blend sugar and butter thoroughly. Add eggs, buttermilk, flour. Mix.
2. Add cinnamon, baking soda, and cloves. Mix well.
3. Grease and flour baking dish.
4. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350′ for 50 minutes or longer if necessary.
5. Cool and ice.
Spice Cake Icing

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter
1 box of confectioners sugar
1 T of vanilla
1-3 T of milk

Directions:

1. Cream butter and gradually add confectioners sugar.
2. Add milk as needed to keep frosting at spreading consistency
3. Add vanilla
4. Frost cake when completely cool.

Iced Butter Cookies

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Iced Butter Cookies

Perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving

Ingredients:

Cookies:

4 sticks (1 pound butter)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
4 cups flour

Icing:

1 stick butter
1 box powdered (confectionary) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
milk (as needed)

Directions:

1. Mix butter and sugar
2. Add egg
3. Mix in flour
4. Use cookie cutter to make into smallish cookies (about 1.5 inches in diameter).

Cook each batch at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes (lightly brown)

5. Let cookies cool slightly before icing

Icing:>p> Cream butter

add sugar and mix

Add milk as needed for spreadable consistency

Add vanilla

Ice the cookies

North Pole EggNog Cookies

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EggNog Cookies

Ingredients:

2 and 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 and 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cups salted butter, softened
1/2 cup eggnog
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
1 Tbsp ground nutmeg

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 300′
2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg
3. Mix well with wire whisk and set aside
4. Cream sugar and butter with electric mixer until forms a grainy paste
5. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until smooth
6. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed just until combined — do not over mix!
7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets — 1 ” apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
8. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown — transfer to cool, flat surface immediately.