The holidays present themselves as a great time to impress your family and friends with mouth watering, homemade treats.

Both students and teachers at Providence Academy shared their insights on their favorite holiday recipes, also providing instructions on how to make these marvelous favorites. These recipes will ensure a great holiday atmosphere for every household.

Starting off the favorite holiday treat recipes, Maddie Austin ‘18 said, “my favorite holiday treat, which my mother and grandma make every year, is called Divinity.”

Divinity, a great Christmas or New Year’s treat you can serve to your guests or even just make as a household treat to share with your family, has many fans. This mouth watering snack can be prepared in 40 minutes and yields 8-10 servings. The ingredients needed for this great treat are:

-4 cups sugar
-1 cup white corn syrup
-3/4 cup cold water
-3 egg whites
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla
-2 cups chopped pecans

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Find this full recipe with directions at: <foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/mamas-divinity-recipe.html>.

Mrs. Anne Killion also shared her favorite holiday treat: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup miniature cookies.

Describing these, she said, “[They are] always the first to disappear off any cookie tray.”

This cookie presents itself as an amazing holiday treat for peanut butter and chocolate lovers. Ingredients listed below:
-1 ¼ all-purpose flour
-¾ teaspoon baking soda
-¾ teaspoon baking soda
-½ teaspoon salt
-½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
-½ creamy peanut butter
-½ cup granulated sugar
-½ cup light brown sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-48 miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups, unwrapped

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Find the full recipe at: <browneyedbaker.com/peanut-butter-cup-cookies>.

Old fashioned sugar cookies present themselves as yet another favored holiday treat. Although everyone knows them as plain and simple, these cookies also provide an extremely delicious taste. Danny Newman ‘18 presents himself as one of the many students who favor this traditional treat.

“Sugar cookies are a great holiday treat that I love to make with my siblings, and that the guests always love,” says Newman.

Baking sugar cookies with family or friends creates a great way to add your own personal touch to a holiday treat, while maintaining the classic cookie that America has come to love.

Cookies:
-1 cup unsalted butter
-1 cup granulated sugar
-2 eggs, lightly beaten
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-colored sugar and milk

Frosting:
-2 lbs confectioners’ sugar
-½ cup plus 2 tablespoons of egg white powder
-food coloring

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<foodnetwork.com/recipes/old-fashioned-sugar-cookies-recipe2.html> provides the full recipe for this amazing treat.

These three favored holiday treats will surely amaze your families and guests and provide for an atmosphere of Christmas cheer.

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