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Between my son’s holiday parties, our church Christmas party, and our family get togethers, I’ve been doing a ton of baking this week. Today, I followed a recipe for Spicy Gingerbread that I found on Cool Whip’s website. Baking from scratch is a past time I enjoy (as long as I have a recipe) and this one was quick, easy, and delicious.
3-3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light molasses
1/4 cup powdered sugar
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices in large bowl; set aside. Mix dressing and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Blend in eggs. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients alternately with molasses, mixing well after each addition.
POUR into greased and floured 13×9-inch baking pan.
BAKE 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool; cut into squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
But I’ll let you in on a little secret…you don’t have to “bake” to create a fabulous dessert this holiday season! You can make a wide variety of seasonal pies with simply a pie crust, Cool Whip Whipped Topping, and your favorite stir-ins.
One of my favorite desserts during this time of year is pumpkin pie. But making one from scratch can be labor intensive (particularly if you decide to use fresh pumpkin). Why not add a teaspoon each of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and one and a half teaspoo0ns of maple to 8 ounces of thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping for a flavorful pumpkin pie that does not require any baking? Here are some other quick stir-ins for fabulous seasonal pies:
One teaspoon of Buttered Rum will resemble a Pecan Pie, 1 teaspoon of espresso powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger, and 1 tablespoon of apple cider will make an Dutch Apple Crumb Pie, and 1 tablespoon of finely chopped peppermint candies, 1 tablespoon of finely chopped Oreo cookies, 1 finely chopped vanilla bean, and 1 tablespoon of Marshmallow Cream will make a delicious chocolate pie.
I’ve only used Cool Whip as a topping and it was fun to get creative by using it as an ingredient. For more Cool Whip-inspired recipes, just visit their website.
Win It! One of you will win an amazing basket (ARV $65) which will include the following:
- McCormick ground cinnamon
- Rodelle vanilla beans
- Jell-O Chocolate Pudding
- Jell-O Vanilla Pudding
- Nilla Wafers
- Honey Maid graham crackers
- Jet-Puffed Snowman Marshmallows
- Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Crème
- Brach’s Star Brites
- Starbucks Ground Coffee – Winter Blend
- Kraft Premium Caramel Bits
- Williams Sonoma Hand Towels
- Williams Sonoma Pie Pan
- Cool Whip free product coupons
Simply post your favorite Cool Whip recipe (either your own or from the site). Comments will close on December 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST.
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