Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Recipe Week (Friday)~ Featuring Author Melissa K. Norris

This week I have posted recipes I've received from individuals in the publishing world (authors, editors, etc). To read my original blog post requesting recipes, please click HERE. Today is Friday, and today will be my final day of posting recipes.

I am so thankful to all those who sent me recipes and participated in my blog postings! I am truly grateful and blessed!
Next featured recipes are from author Melissa K. Norris.

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Author Melissa K. Norris
and her "Best Ever Fudge"
and "Molasses Sugar Cookies" 

Melissa K. Norris is a Christian fiction romance author who writes stories that inspire you closer to God and your pioneer roots. She writes a newspaper column Pioneering Today that bridges the usefulness of the past with our modern life. You can read the articles for free on her blog.

To visit Melissa's website go to this LINK, her blog at this LINK,  Twitter at this LINK,  and her Facebook page at this LINK.  

Melissa's Holiday Recipes
"Best Ever Fudge"
"Best Ever Fudge"
(Stock photo)

"Here’s my favorite fudge recipe. This fudge has the best texture I’ve ever tasted, very creamy and rich. I tasted it at our church’s annual ladies ornament exchange and after almost collapsing in delight, I asked for the recipe. I was blown away at the ease of it. I like awesome things without complications!" --Melissa K. Norris
3 cups chocolate chips (use peanut butter swirled chips for a fun twist)
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup butter

Place buttered tin foil in an 8x8 baking dish

Stir together chips, butter, and milk in a microwavable bowl and microwave for 2 minutes (medium heat)

Mix and microwave for 2 more minutes

Mix then put in your buttered tin foil and let sit overnight. So easy and delicious!

"Molasses Sugar Cookies"
"Molasses Sugar Cookies"
(Stock photo)

"I want to share my favorite Christmas cookie recipe with you. A customer brought these in one year as a gift where I worked, they were so delicious I asked for the recipe. I’ve made these every year and passed on the recipe many times." -- Melissa K. Norris

3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (original recipe called for cloves, but I don’t care for cloves so I substitute nutmeg)

In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add molasses and egg, beating until well blended.

In medium bowl, blend flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger; add to molasses mixture, mix well. Cover and chill.

Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll each in sugar, place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Let stand 1 minute before removing. Makes around 5 dozen. (I tend to get 3 dozen, they’re so good I like a bigger cookie)

To make Gingerbread, just cut 1/4 cup butter and increase the molasses.

These are a soft, melt in your mouth, one is never enough kind of cookie.



MoodyEdits said...

Fudge is my ultimate weakness! I'm going to try both of these recipes ... thank you for sharing them!