Saturday, April 12, 2008

Apple Dumplings

I got the recipe for these apple dumplings from The Pioneer Women. (If you've never been to her site, you really must stop in.) After hearing a few of my blogging friends rave about them, I thought I would try them out. They were right. These dumplings are so easy to make and they are sinfully delicious! I can guarantee that your family will thank you for making these.

Apple Dumplings

2 Granny Smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 small can Mountain Dew

Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.
These are fabulous! My family rates them an 11!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

This is an old cookie recipe that my Mom got from a friend about 30 years ago. Although I don't make cookies very often, my family always likes these ones. These crispy cookies have a unique flavor because of the cinnamon in them.

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
sugar to roll cookies in, about 1/4 cup

Cream shortening, sugar and egg. Add syrup and chocolate . Stir in flour, soda, salt and cinnamon to make a stiff dough. Shape dough into walnut sized balls. Roll in sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Our family rates these a 9, they really like them!