This week I baked up some Cinnamon Biscotti, Oatmeal cookies and made Peanut Butter Fudge. My mom used to make the best fudge. She always used the chunky peanut butter. I do like the texture better. I used creamy because it's what I had. I googled some tips and that really helped.
One of favorites is Grasshoppers I make this every year with the kids.
Here's the recipe I used for the fudge.
Peanut Butter Fudge
3 cups sugar
3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
3/4 cup peanut butter
Mix everything together except the peanut butter and cook to soft ball stage. Take from heat and cool a bit before adding peanut butter. Beat in peanut butter thoroughly and pour into greased pan. Let cool and cut into squares.
Tips: Heat to 235-240 degrees, use a candy thermometer. When heating you can stir together the ingredients but after the mixture begins to boil take out spoon and leave it alone. Then watch it carefully take it off heat when it reaches correct temperature. Let it cool to about 110 degrees. My mixture started to set up almost upon stirring so don't wait too long.
How are you doing with your gifts this year? Are you done shopping and wrapping? I got a few presents early yesterday. You may want to get one for yourself if you like old recipes and Vintage decorating. I was so excited. If you haven't checked out her blog Southern Plate you should she's a wonderful blogger and down home southern cook. Move over Paula Deen....here comes Christy Jordan. Also, I have the first Farm Chicks book so I knew when I saw this one I would love it too. I'm sure I'll be sharing more about these books after I've had time to pour over them some more.
Merry Christmas! Many blessings to you and your family,