Aromatic ornaments

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Brown Sugar Fudge


2 cups light brown sugar

2 cups granulated sugar

4 tbs. light corn syrup

2 tbs. unsalted butter

3/4 cup whole milk

Pinch salt

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. unsalted butter for greasing the pan


Grease a 9″ square pan with butter and set aside.  Over low heat, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, corn syrup, 2 tablespoons butter, milk and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir constantly until the mixture boils. Once the mixture is boiling, stop stirring. Cook until the fudge reaches 236° on a candy thermometer. Stir in the vanilla extract , then pour the fudge into the prepared pan. Cool completely before cutting.

Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

This is the perfect last minute gift because it is so easy to make and sets up fairly quickly.


3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup unsalted butter

1 tbs. vanilla extract


Butter a 9″ square pan with butter. In a microwavable bowl, add the powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter. Microwave for 3 minutes on high temperature. Stir occasionally while the candy is cooking. Remove the fudge from the microwave and stir in the vanilla extract. Spoon the fudge into the prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm.

Gifts in a Jar: Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Sift together the baking soda, the salt, and the flour in a large bowl. Stir these ingredients together. Pour into a large Mason jar. On top, layer the chocolate chips, the white sugar, and the brown sugar.

Attach the following recipe card to the jar: