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Watkins Holiday Walnut Raspberry Torte

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

IMG_17215 eggs, separated

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons Watkins Vanilla Extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1/2 teaspoon Watkins Cream of Tartar


1 cup raspberry preserves, warmed

2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup butter, softened

6-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 teaspoons Watkins Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In another large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in walnuts and coconut.

Add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat with clean beaters until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of egg whites into the batter, then fold in remaining whites.

Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 24-28 minutes or top springs back lightly when touched. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Spread raspberry preserves over the top of two cake layers. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

Place one raspberry topped cake layer on a serving plate. Spread with some of the frosting. Repeat with second raspberry topped cake layer. Top with plain cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over the top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with nuts. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.

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Friday, November 25th, 2016


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Watkins Holiday Holly Berry Cookies

Friday, November 18th, 2016

gold_medal_image2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

1 large egg

1/4 cup milk

2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam


2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons 2% milk

1/2 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract

Red Hots

Green food coloring

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk. Add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Spread jam on half of the cookies; top each with another cookie.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; spread over cookies. Decorate with Red Hots before glaze is set. Let dry. Using a small new paintbrush and green food coloring, paint holly leaves on cookies. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Bon appetit!



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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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