Yummy Holiday Desserts You Can Make

By Jocelyn H.
Are you ready for the holiday season? Do you want to eat some yummy treats? Well, guess what! You can make them on your own, because here are some recipes that you could use. These are easy, but it takes a lot of practice, effort, and time to make a perfect dessert. The Red-velvet Cake recipe is from ELA, Social Studies, and Enrichment Teacher Alison Newman, and the Chocolate Cookie is from Jocelyn’s mom’s friend.
Red-Velvet Cake

·      1 teaspoon of salt ·      1 ½  cups of sugar ·      1 cup of Crisco ·      2 eggs ·      1 ½ tablespoon of vinegar ·      2 ounces of red food color ·      2 tablespoons cocoa ·      2  1/3 cups flour ·      1 ½ teaspoons baking soda ·      1 teaspoon vanilla

1.    Mix Cream Crisco, sugar, and eggs together.
2.    Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa.
3.    Add to Crisco mix.  Mix salt and vanilla with buttermilk.  Add to Crisco mix alternately with flour.
4.    Beat together.
5.    Add soda and vinegar together and then FOLD into the cake batter.  Do not beat.
6.    Cook in 9 inch round cake pans.
7.    Bake at 350 F° for 30 minutes.  Test with toothpick for doneness.
Frosting Ingredients
·      2 sticks margarine
·      1 cup sugar
·      1 cup milk
·      5 tablespoons flour
·      1 teaspoon vanilla
Frosting Instructions
1.    Cook milk and flour until thick paste.  (Mrs. Newman uses a whip to mix and use a medium flame not to hot).
2.    Cool down.
3.    Mix cream sugar and margarine together.
4.    Combine cooled flour and sugar mixes.  Beat with mixer (Mrs. Newman use a hand mixer) until easy to spread.  It takes a while.
5.    Add vanilla and frost.
Chocolate Cookie
·      Butter                     80g
·      Egg                        1
·      Cake flour             110g
·      Cocoa powder     16g
·      Sugar                     60g
·      Baking powder     ½ tsp
1.    Preheat oven to 325 F°.
2.    Sift the flour and cocoa powder.
3.    Cream together the butter and sugar.
4.    Add the egg and beat well.
5.    Gradually add the sifted flour and cocoa powder mixture.
6.    You can put the cookie dough into decorating tools to make the desired shapes.
7.    Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your cookie and power of your oven.
Tips: Wait until they get cold will taste crispier. You can adjust the sugar amount if you think it is too sweet or not sweet enough.
We hope that you will enjoy these desserts. Happy holidays!
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