12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 5: [Recipe] Butterscotch Macaroons

Most people have probably tried chocolate macaroons (chocolate frogs, haystacks, whatever your people may call them), but have you tried butterscotch macaroons?

As I mentioned in my first post of this year’s countdown, I am keeping all of these recipes eggless. Well I didn’t realize until after I made these that the butterscotch chips that I used, while egg-free, have a *may contain peanut* warning listed in the ingredients. I will have to try to find another brand to use next time. Please take note if you plan to make this recipe, but are also avoiding contact with peanuts. My apologies for this oversight.

Another note about this recipe – resist the temptation to make these larger than a tablespoon. If they are made too large, they may not quite set enough to be able to pick them. Eating them with a spoon would just be tragic, wouldn’t it?

[Recipe] Butterscotch Macaroons
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3095 calories
499 g
257 g
115 g
45 g
63 g
856 g
100 g
312 g
4 g
40 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
856g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3095
Calories from Fat 1011
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 115g
176%
Saturated Fat 63g
317%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 30g
Cholesterol 257mg
86%
Sodium 100mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 499g
166%
Dietary Fiber 26g
105%
Sugars 312g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A
63%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
36%
Iron
73%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 2/3 cup milk
  4. 1 cup butterscotch chips
  5. 3 1/2 cups quick oats
  6. 1/2 shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Add butterscotch chips. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Stir in oats and coconut. Mix thoroughly. Cool 10 minutes.
  4. Drop by tablespoon on parchment (or waxed) paper. Chill until firm.
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Butterscotch Macaroons

Original recipe from Peter Gordon Memorial United Church, Morell, PEI

Makes about 3 dozen

1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
1 cup butterscotch chips
3 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 coconut

Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Add butterscotch chips. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

Stir in oats and coconut. Mix thoroughly. Cool 10 minutes.

Drop by tablespoon on parchment (or waxed) paper. Chill until firm.

12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 4: [Recipe] Coffee Butter Bits

I like reading cookbooks. Sometimes I spend an entire evening just looking through them, just imagining what each recipe would taste like, or how I may change it to better suit our tastes.

I came across this recipe in an old church cookbook. You know the type I mean – those old spiral bound cookbooks with the stained pages and the cute little notes from the cooks and bakers who’ve made those old recipes for years. Those cookbooks are the best ones – you can always trust them to give you return on your investment. Well, except for all of those jello salads. I just can’t get behind a jello salad.
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12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 3: [Recipe] Cranberry Orange Fluff

On the list of things I don’t get sick of during the holidays – fruitcake, a cup of tea, jammie days, tins of chocolate creams, fresh snow, and anything cranberry orange.

This “salad” is a really nice light dessert that can be served after a heavy meal, or a delicious treat to have waiting in the fridge for a Christmas morning accompaniment to gift opening.

[Recipe] Cranberry Orange Fluff
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777 calories
140 g
46 g
26 g
6 g
20 g
328 g
226 g
106 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
328g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 777
Calories from Fat 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g
39%
Saturated Fat 20g
98%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 46mg
15%
Sodium 226mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 140g
47%
Dietary Fiber 5g
21%
Sugars 106g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
41%
Calcium
8%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 can cranberry sauce (whole berry)
  2. 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  3. 1 can crushed pineapple, drained
  4. 1 container whipped topping
  5. 2 cups mini marshmallows
  6. 1/2 cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Combine cranberry sauce, mandarin oranges, and crushed pineapple in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Add whipped topping. Mix well.
  3. Add marshmallows and coconut, and mix well.
  4. Chill and serve.
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[Recipe] Cranberry Orange Fluff

1 can cranberry sauce (whole berry)
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 container whipped topping
2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Combine cranberry sauce, mandarin oranges, and crushed pineapple in a large bowl and mix well.

Add whipped topping. Mix well.

Add marshmallows and coconut and mix well.

Chill and serve.

12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 2: [Recipe] Mars Bars Squares

Although I had heard of Mars Bar Squares, I hadn’t tried them until just recently.

Well let me tell you – this recipe is a KEEPER. So easy and quick to make – I dare say you could make these for any last minute gathering. Fellow moms, think last minute bake sale. No bake, quick set, and only four ingredients! Sign. Me. Up.

Just wait until you pop one of these perfect little morsels in your mouth…

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12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 1: [Recipe] Lemon Blueberry Bread

It’s that time of year again – it’s Christmas!

The holiday season is a time for togetherness and family, and for counting the blessings in your life. It’s a time for celebration and fun, food and relaxation.

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