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Ranch Life
Oh boy! I found a new recipe triggered by a relative on my husbands side. His great Aunt Cherie. SO simple using chocolate wafers (or make your own) and whipping cream! Yummmmmmy! For this is a Nanna’s treat with chocolate goodness! Aunt Cherie use to make this treat with her kids many moons ago and I can see why it was a hit. First, it’s cheap. Second it’s simple, easy to do with kids, and third everyone will love them! Try a batch you won’t be sorry! Ingredients: 2 cups of whipping cream 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 package of chocolate wafers (or make your own recipe below) 1 drop of Orange Essential oil Directions: 1) Whip cream in mixer until peaks form. At least 5 minutes or so. 2) Add vanilla, mix in. 3) On cookie sheet line with parchment paper. 4) Scoop cream mixture on one cookie and lay another on top. You can add another layer if you like or just top with cream. 5) Place  in freezer for 4 hours. TRY not to sneak and take one…FAT CHANCE…I did! Adding essential oils to your everyday cooking is not only adding amazing flavor, but is SO good for you instead of extracts full of yucky stuff. SO try it! Homemade Chocolate Cookies ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar, packed 1 tsp pure vanilla (or get creative and add orange, peppermint, or lavender, essential oil ONE drop) 1 cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup cacao powder ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt ¼ cup almond milk Directions:
  1. Cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla or oils, about 2 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cacoa powder, soda and salt.
  3. Next add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Add milk just to combine.
  4. Form a log about 1 ½ inches think. I covered my hands with coconut oil, you can use any oil even some butter.
  5. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  6. Set oven 350 degrees. Place log on parchment paper on your cookie sheet.
  7. Cut each log piece about 1/8 inch thick coin size
  8. Make sure they are 2 inches apart or so. Bake for 8 minutes. Bake extra if they are not dry looking.
Your ready to put your whipping cream on and freeze! Or eat them all! Hope this is a wonderful time cooking with your children or grandchildren! God’s blessings, Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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Food, Treats
This recipe is so yummy you won’t be able to eat just one!  Perfect fall goodness filled with sweetness and the right spices. AND…of course, you will want a cup of tea with this treat! The perfect tea I recommend is the Creamy Pumpkin Delight! I doubled this recipe because I like to use a whole can of pumpkin versus 1/2. Ingredients: 1 Cup Butter 3/4 Cup Olive Oil 1 can Pumpkin Puree 1 3/4 Cup Organic Sugar 1 Cup Powdered Sugar 1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla 4 Organic Eggs 6-7 Cups of flour (Add enough flour to have your dough soft and binding but not too much) 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda 1/2 Tsp. Cream of Tartar 1/2 Tsp. Salt 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon 1 Whole Nutmeg grated pinch of cloves Directions: Mix first three ingredients in your mixer. Add powdered sugar slowly while mixer continues to work. Add vanilla and eggs. Put all your flour and remaining ingredients into a separate bowl. Mix well. Switch paddles on your mixture add slowly add flour mixture to your sugar mixture.  Once combined you’re ready to make your cookies. Doesn’t the smell just make you smile? AHHH! For the glaze (I made this amount smaller as I didn’t add a lot onto each cookie, and some cookies I left without the glaze. This part does add a TON more sugar…) 3 Cups Powdered Sugar 4 Tbsp Water 1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon 1/4 Tsp. nutmeg 1/4 Tsp. cloves 1/4 Tsp. All Spice (The last 4 ingredients is the same as Pumpkin Pie Spice as I make my own) Yummy Sugar Pumpkin Cookies Preheat oven 350 degrees Line cookie sheets with parchment paper putting one scoop on a tray. Squish down with the bottom of scooper or spoon to hold glaze Bake for 8-10 Minutes After you place your done cookies on the cooling rack, put your glaze onto each cookie. It will harden once fully cooled. NOW enjoy with your cup of tea!!!!! Enjoy and share! God bless you today! Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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