Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hot Cocoa...The Watkins Way !

Warm up with White Chocolate Almond Hot Cocoa, Peppermint Stick Hot Cocoa, and Cinnamon Cocoa, our most popular flavored cocoa mixes from holidays past! Perfect for cuddling up by the fire apr├Ęs-ski or after the holiday meal, thes instant cocoa mixes delivers gourmet flavor instantly. Get yours now-after the holidays, they'll be gone!


Traditional

1/4 cup Watkins Baking Cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
Dash salt
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups milk
3/4 tsp Original Double Strength Watkins Vanilla


Directions
Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in saucepan; stir in hot water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; stir and heat. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with rotary beater until foamy. Makes about six 6-ounce servings.
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Gift Idea: Wrap White Chocolate Almond Cocoa with a DVD, you know your gift receiver will love, along with a small bag of almonds or popcorn. Everything needed for a perfect movie night!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Cookie on a Stick



With the Fall Festivals at school and churchs coming up, Your sure to want something to make and take. This is great for the Harvest Festivals and church socials.




Ingredients





1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp Watkins Vanilla

1/2 tsp Butter Extract
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup Watkins Pure Cocoa

1 tsp Watkins pure ground cinnamon
36 Wooden sticks





Directions





In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Stir in cream cheese, blending well.


In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.


Stir into creamed mixture; blend well. Divide dough in half.


Add cocoa to one half of dough, blending well.


Add cinnamon to other half.


Cover each half of dough with plastic wrap and chill 15 minutes or until firm enough to roll. Roll dough between waxed paper into 9-inch squares.


Place chocolate dough on top of cinnamon dough; roll up in jelly-roll fashion. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; chill several hours or overnight. Cut roll into ¼-inch slices; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Place wooden stick through edge into center, pressing to hold in place.


Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet; cool completely on wire racks.





Makes 36 cookies.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Cinna-Cream Sprinkles



The holidays are right around the corner, putting holiday gift-giving at the top of everyone's to do list. Make this time of year easier for your customers with Watkins Holiday Gift Line. Only Watkins can make gift-giving so effortless.

Cinna-Cream Sprinkles

Combine the health benefits of Watkins Cinnamon with the sweet taste of creamy vanilla icing and suddenly anything you sprinkle it on tastes like a cinnamon bun!

Sprinkle on:

Toast, French Toast
Pancakes , Cereal
Oatmeal, Coffee
Eggnog, Hot Cocoa
Baked goods, Fruit


Cinna-Cream Sprinkles also makes a great fruit dip or bagel spread, simply add a tablespoon or two with sour cream or cream cheese.

Gift idea
Did you know the average cost of a good cup of coffee is right around $3.00. That adds up to a nice chunk of change when you consider the average American consumes about three cups per day. This holiday season offer a less expensive and tasty alternative, give a bag of Organic Rock Solid Coffee wrapped with Watkins Cinna-Cream Sprinkles. This pair is sure to please any coffee connoisseur.

Health Benefits
Cinna-Cream Sprinkles is made with Watkins Cinnamon, our Cinnamon contains a higher amount of essential oils—the component that contributes to more flavor, aroma and health benefits—than others on the market.

The Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that cinnamon made the body's cells more responsive to insulin, which, in turn, helps to control the level of sugar, or glucose, in the blood.
In studies, blood sugar levels started rising as soon as cinnamon was stopped, emphasizing the importance of daily consumption.
New research shows that ground cinnamon may also reduce the bad LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides in type 2 diabetics.
1/4 tsp of cinnamon every day may help to lower blood sugar, fats and cholesterol by up to 30 percent!

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