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Fruitcake Loaf

(originally made 12/2009)

MIL called with a last minute request for me to make fruitcake for FIL.  There could not be any alcohol or nuts.     I got some great ideas from the TOHbb, but I had the ingredients on hand for this one I got from

I was also make him a pumpkin pie  & Pink Elephant popcorn, so I wanted him to be able to reserve some of the goodies.   I baked this in my mini loaf pan rack, it made 5 mini loaves... Sort of.    I obviously overfilled them and it crawled all over the oven floor!  Had a little difficulty getting them out of the pan, but once I did they cooled and wrapped very nicely.  FIL kept one out and stuck the rest in the freezer, and said it's delicious.

* Exported from MasterCook *

                              Fruitcake Loaf

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1                cup  all-purpose flour -- divided
  2               cups  Dried fruit m…

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

I found these on the Martha Website, gave them a try for our family Christmas party. Thumbs up, there's room for a few tweaks though.

It makes a VERY large cookie using size she gave. Made them with smallest cookie scoop (about the size of a dime), and they turned out bite size. Cookies themselves are good, even without frosting.

I was up to my neck in baking orders, and couldn't do the from scratch frosting. I subbed whipped canned frosting, piped it through a pastry bag with an open tip to make filling go quicker :)

Martha's Carrot Cake Sandwich CookiesPrint
With ImageWithout Image Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal ingredients:1 cup light-brown sugar1 cup sugar2 sticks unsalted butter -- room temperature2 large eggs -- room temperature1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract2 cups flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground ginger2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats -- (used quic…