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Cookie Exchange

Yes, I am participating in another “blog thing.”  I know my family – which consists directly of six kids aged 25 to 15 – definitely thinks I have gone over the edge.  But those of you who know me out here in the cyber world, you don’t think so, do you?

I have so many cookies I would like to put here this may turn into several cookie posts.  I am trying to – I am typing this in November and setting it to post for me in December so I don’t forget – organized a real life cookie exchange as I type this.  Probably not my brightest idea but we moms have to have something to do that is not kid-oriented in December.

Two Flavored Fudge

2 c. firmly packed brown sugar

1 c. granulated sugar

1 c. evaporated milk

½ cup butter

1 7-oz. jar marshmallow cream

1 6-oz. pkg. butterscotch morsels

1 6-oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate morsels

1 c. walnuts, chopped

1 t. vanilla

Preparation Instructions

In a saucepan combine the first four ingredients. Bring to a full boil over moderate heat, stirring frequently. Boil 15 minutes over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add marshmallow cream, butterscotch morsels and chocolate morsels. Stir until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth. Blend in walnuts and vanilla. Pour onto a greased 9x 9 inch pan. Chill until firm. Makes about 2 ½ pounds.

This recipe was my paternal grandmother’s.  I grew up in her house from age five on as my parents divorced.  This fudge recipe was one that I recall my grandmother making every year.  My father loved it.

I have tried to adapt and change the recipe as my father was diagnosed as a diabetic but it is just not the same when made with Splenda and other substitutes.  I will leave this one alone and continue to make it as it is above.

One of the first years of my marriage, we were headed to my maternal grandmother’s for Christmas Eve.  I had at least one, possibly three, small children by then.  I had been told to bring a snack, something sweet.  I set about to make this fudge for the first time.  It would not set.  I do not know, to this day what I did wrong but it was a disaster.  We sat at the kitchen table at the farmhouse eating the fudge with a spoon.

13 thoughts on “Cookie Exchange

    1. Thanks for hosting, Jessi! I now have a bit of free time – was on the road for work yesterday so post was done a week or so ago and set to publish – so am off to see what goodies I can make from the “exchange.”

  1. Hey chickadee! I LOVE fudge! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. Cute story and so sweet that they all ate the fudge with a spoon! hehe to cute

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Valerie. I have also, it is a horrible thought, also made it with Splenda and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. Not as good and kind of grainy but it works if you need to get rid of sugar (never really understood that…LOL)

  2. Funny to see another “nicki” out here on the blog exchanges, we spell our name exactly the same. I have always wanted to try fudge, but always fear it will not set up! ;0) I will just have to try it this year and hope it works! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Is that your name, Nicki? Or is it a nickname? My father had a strange feeling that he wanted people to call his kids what he named them. I am sure that would have changed had he ever had a male child.

      Just remember, fudge is always edible if you have spoons near by.

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