Hot Spiced Cider

1 qt. apple cider

1 cinnamon stick

1 whole nutmeg

1 orange, sliced thin

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Turn heat to low and simmer 5 to 10 minutes.

The longer the simmer, the stronger the flavor.

Strain, saving the orange slices for garnish.



Condensed Milk

1 cup instant nonfat dry milk

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup boiling water

3 Tbsp. melted butter

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Put in blender and process until smooth.

Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Makes about 1 1/4 cups – the same as a 14 oz. can.


Grandma’s Soft Sugar Cookies

1 2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

3 tsp. baking powder

3 cups flour

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients.

Beat until smooth.

Drop by tablespoon onto greased and lightly floured cookie sheet.

Lightly sprinkle each cookie with granulated sugar or sprinkles.

Bake at 450 º for 5 minutes.

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