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Posted on December 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

  12 Days of Cookies Day 12 Caramelitas Lori Benson 2 cups flour 1 3/4 cups quick-cooking oats 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/2 cups Salted Caramel Sauce, recipe follows 2 1/2 tablespoons flour SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE: 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3/4 cup

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    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 8:54 am

    peppermint bark

    12 Days of Cookies Day 11 Peppermint Bark Julie Moore 1 cup crushed candy canes 2 lbs white chocolate Directions Place candy canes in a zip-lock bag and hammer until they are about 1/4 inch in size or smaller. Melt chocolate in a double boiler (you can also melt in the microwave in small batches). Spread chocolate on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle crushed

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  • Neighbor of the Week Tyler Brown

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Tyler Brown

    Tyler Brown, a Grundy County native, recently accepted a job with Birmingham Barons, the Double A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. We caught up with Tyler just after his graduation from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Let’s start with some background. Where are you from? “I have always lived in the Cumberland Heights area. My parents are Ricky and Patty Brown. My grandparents are Doug and Bessie Brown,

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  • Triple Chocolate Cream Cookies

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm


    12 Days of Cookies Day 10 Triple Chocolate Cream Cookies Danielle Varnell 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped (16 cookies) 3 (1.75-oz) Mounds bars, chilled and

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  • Teachers Reach Performance Goals

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

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    The Grundy County Board of Education recognized several employees at the monthly workshop last week. The teachers were recognized for reaching or exceeding their Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs). AMOs measure the academic performance of specific groups of students. Each of these groups is compared against the collective performance of all students in Tennessee. This determines if there are gaps in academic achievement between groups of students. Pictured are some of

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  • Monster Cookies

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

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    12 Days of Cookies Day 9 Monster Cookies Debbie Varnell 2 cups peanut butter 2/3 butter softened 1 1/3 cups white sugar 1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 4 eggs 2 1/2 tsps baking soda 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp light corn syrup 6 cups oats 1 cups semisweet chocolate chip 1 cup mini m&M’s Cream butter, peanut butter, butter, both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, baking

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  • Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm


    12 Days of Cookies Day 8 Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies Kay Sanders   1 cup (2 sticks) of butter softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 can blueberry pie filling 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup powdered sugar 1 – 2 teaspoons milk Directions Heat oven to 375. In mixer cream butter and sugar. Then slowly add in the flour (your dough will look crumbly). Once dough is made roll into

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