French Nougat

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 tbsps soft butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts – I use pistachios and almonds, half and half

Combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a heavy 3 qt saucepan.  Cook, stirring over low heat until the sugar dissolves, then turn it up to medium, use a candy thermometer, and bring it to 250 degrees – do not stir during this time. Continue reading

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Christmas Vanilla Krinkles

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  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Cream butter and sugar till light.  Add yolks and vanilla

Mix the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar together and then add to the butter mixer. Continue reading