1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Beaten Egg Yolks
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Sifted Cake Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts (Optional)
1/2 cup Bran Cereal
In Bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the beaten egg yolks and
vanilla. Mix well with Wooden Spoon. Add the sifted Flour
and Baking Powder and then add the nuts and bran. Mix with Spoon.
Wrap Cookie Dough with Plastic Wrap and Put the cookie dough in the
refrigerater until chilled well. (at least 2 hours)
Grease a cookie Sheet. Shape the
cookies into oval shaped footballs and place on cookie sheet. Bake in 375 degree oven for about
10 minutes. Cool Cookies. When cookies are cooled, you can
decorate the little footballs with icing.
Use a small pastry
tube, and put the icing where the football laces usually are.
This makes 2 Dozen Football Cookies.
Recipe is from "The Successful Hostess" 1953, a book that I own.
(Family Features) - Coolers and camp chairs and portable
grills - it's time to cheer on the home team with a tailgate party. In
my hometown, football fans love to hit the stadium early to cook out,
enjoy each other's company and celebrate their love of the game.
Whether you're tailgating at a high school, college or pro
game, here are a couple of tips to make your party a winner.
Share and Share Alike. Make it easy on
everyone by making the tailgate party a potluck. Bring your own meat to
grill, but take turns bringing side dishes, drinks, plates, cups and
utensils, and desserts. This lowers the cost for everyone and it's a
great way to try some new foods.
Sweet and Simple. When it's my turn to bring
the desserts, I like keeping things simple. These Blonde Brownies are a
terrific blend of that caramely/butterscotchy flavor you get from brown
sugar, and yummy chocolate morsels. And they're a snap to make! For
peanut butter and chocolate fans, Buckeye Candy is a sweet solution.
This recipe makes about 6 dozen candies, so there should be plenty to
Keep the tailgating team cheering with more easy, portable
recipes that you can find at www.VeryBestBaking.com.
Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager
for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.
2 cups creamy peanut butter, (not all-natural)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
3 3/4 cups (16-ounce box) powdered sugar
2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestlé Toll House
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
LINE baking sheets with wax paper.
BEAT peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until
creamy. Beat in powdered sugar until mixture holds together and is
moistened. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on prepared baking sheets.
Freeze for 1 hour.
MELT morsels and shortening in medium, uncovered,
microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels
may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional
10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.
DIP peanut butter centers into melted chocolate using a
toothpick, leaving a small portion of the center uncovered. Shake off
excess chocolate and scrape bottom of candy on side of bowl. Return to
baking sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in covered
container in refrigerator. Keep chilled on the way to the game.
Makes 6 dozen candies
Super Bowl Snack Attack
Super Bowl Sunday Is Super Bowl Of Snacking
Newswise — Super Bowl Sunday is the "Super Bowl" of snacking. Research
by the Calorie Control Council and the Snack Food Association finds
that Americans will eat 30 million pounds of snacks on the big game
day. That breaks down to 11.2 million pounds of potato chips, 8.2
million pounds of tortilla chips, 4.3 million pounds of pretzels, 3.8
million pounds of popcorn and 2.5 million pounds of nuts. The average
armchair quarterback will consume 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat
just from snacking (not counting any meals).
The Calorie Control Council's research reveals that potato
chips, the snacking favorite, will account for 27 billion calories and
1.8 billion grams of fat. These 1.8 billion fat grams nationwide are
the same as 4 million pounds of fat. That 4 million pounds of fat is
equal to the weight of 13,000 National Football League (NFL) offensive
linemen at 300 pounds each. Using the average weight of the Super Bowl
teams, the calculation is actually more than 4 million pounds of fat
and 13,000 NFL offensive linemen, since the New England Patriots'
offensive line tips the scale at 310 lbs. average and the New York
Giants offensive line averages 311 lbs.
The Council recommends pre-planning your Super Bowl event and
menu to include no-fat and low-fat chips and dips. When it comes to
dips, it is possible to cut the fat without cutting the flavor. Try
salsa, which is fat-free, or substitute reduced-fat sour cream and
non-fat yogurt. Use fresh herbs and spices such as cilantro, parsley
and hot peppers to add great flavor. Add fresh vegetables and low-fat
dips to your party tray for a healthy appetizer in no time.
Also, choosing fat-free potato chips for the big game could
save up to 300 calories per person
And, nationwide, fat-free potato chips could even cut 14
billion calories and 1.8 billion fat grams from our snack attacks.
Beth Hubrich, a dietitian with the Council, recommends
planning a "pre-Super Bowl Workout" before settling in to watch the
game. "For example, to burn off those 1,200 calories from snacking
during the Super Bowl, it would take 3 hours of walking around a
football field or 1 hour and 45 minutes of running. Or, if you want to
get into the game spirit, it would take 2 hours of playing touch
football to burn those calories," she says.
"You certainly don't want to have a dietitian at your Super
Bowl party calling 'interference' when you and your friends start
overindulging. But by doing a little game planning in advance, you can
avoid becoming one of the millions of fans who eat 50 grams of fat in a
very short period of time," Hubrich advises.
Super Bowl Sunday is a day when many people ruin their New
Year's resolution to lose weight by consuming excessive calories and
overindulging. If you want to get right back on your diet after the big
game, the Council suggests that you visit its non-commercial web site,
www.CaloriesCount.com, where you can learn how to make lifestyle
changes that will help you lose weight and keep it off.
You can look up Super Bowl Party Recipes for "Cutting the Fat
and Keeping the Flavor" on the Calorie Control web site, http://www.caloriecontrol.org.
The Council is a non-profit association of companies that make
low-calorie and reduced-fat foods and beverages, and has been tracking
dieting trends in America for more than 20 years.
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestlé Toll House
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll
COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat
sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and
vanilla extract; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels.
Spread into prepared pan.
BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
Features) - The March tournament is finally here. That means 63 games
in 6 rounds of tournament play. 65 hours of coverage over 19 days. And
if we're lucky, 1 great Cinderella story.
Hoops fans all over the country will get caught up in the
of the national college basketball championship tournament, which tips
off on Tuesday March 16. Whether you're rooting for top seeds or
pulling for the underdog, add to the excitement by hosting your own
Go one-on-one with the pros without
breaking a sweat by firing up the basketball video games. Or show your
skills in an indoor game of H-O-R-S-E. Set up some Nerf hoops or use
trash cans and paper wads and let the games begin.
When the action starts, make
sure you're ready to cheer on your favorite teams with easy-to-eat
snack foods that will give your guests the energy to go the distance.
Nuts are a great source of natural energy - fueling you up so you don't
miss a second. Try Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts snack canisters for a
great-tasting snack packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and the
good fat your body needs.
Nuts are an easy way to keep snacking fingers happy. But also
sure hearty dips, a meat and cheese plate, and a variety of chips and
salsas are on hand; they'll score extra points with hungry fans. At the
buzzer, serve cookies, brownies or basketball cupcakes for a sweet
Cheer for the Underdogs
Make that "underdog-team" as much a part of your tournament experience
as cheering on the top seeds.
This year, Emerald Nuts has put a unique spin on the bracket
brouhaha at UnderdogBracket.com. It's a bracket game that turns the
tournament upside down by tracking your favorite underdogs and giving
users a chance to win $10,000.
There are three ways to win:
Pick the underdog that goes the furthest for a chance to
Pick the championship team for a chance to win $5000.
Enter daily at UnderdogBracket.com for a chance up to $200