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Thanksgiving Cookin' From the Youth Corner

Black news from Pasadena - Lifestyle - Youth Corner Thanksgiving recipes from youthA couple of pretty easy sweet recipes for your Thanksgiving feast . . .

Apple Cider Sweet Potatoes


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tbs. Butter
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


Combine the sweet potatoes, apple cider and salt in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

*Mash potatoes together with the cider until smooth. Stir in the butter, and season with pepper.

Applesauce Cookies with Caramel Frosting


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
  • Cream sugar and shortening together.
  • Add eggs and applesauce and mix well.
  • Add in dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  • Drop small spoonfuls of batter on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

The Caramel Frosting


  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, heavy cream and brown sugar.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool, then stir in the powdered sugar.
  • Spread frosting over cookies.




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