Chocolate & Cheer Cookie Exchange Recipes from The Fairmont Chicago! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

Chocolate & Cheer Cookie Exchange Recipes from The Fairmont Chicago! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; color: #222222; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="line-height: 24px;"To kick off the winter holiday season, a href="http://www.themillenniumparkhotel.com/"Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park/a, launched its 1st annual /spani style="line-height: 24px;"Chocolate and Cheer Cookie/ispan style="line-height: 24px;" exchange/spanspan style="line-height: 24px;".   I was invited /spanspan style="line-height: 24px;"to mix and mingle, sip on wine, and sample an incredible array of seasonal cookies at the soiree, which was held /spanspan style="line-height: 24px;"in the beautiful Rouge Room at the hotel.  I/spanspan style="line-height: 24px;" enjoyed a href="http://www.themillenniumparkhotel.com/"Fairmont's/a modern take on the cookie exchange, and it took the stress out of holiday baking since all attendees went home with three dozen gourmet cookies of their choice, wrapped in custom luxury packaging.  /span/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; color: #222222; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="line-height: 24px;"br //span/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="color: #222222;"span style="line-height: 24px;"Santa is coming to town tonight, so you can make these delectable cookies for him! /span/span/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; color: #222222; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="line-height: 24px;"br //span/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; color: #222222; text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="line-height: 24px;"Gingerbread Men/span/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; color: #222222; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="line-height: 24px;"br //span/span/divtable align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aRIFSo1ba4/VJsBH3HxhlI/AAAAAAAAGwM/OgOx1xakGVk/s1600/Gingerbread%2BMen%2B-%2BPhoto%2Bby%2BColleen%2BSweitzer.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aRIFSo1ba4/VJsBH3HxhlI/AAAAAAAAGwM/OgOx1xakGVk/s1600/Gingerbread%2BMen%2B-%2BPhoto%2Bby%2BColleen%2BSweitzer.jpg" width="640" //span/a/td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"photo by colleen sweitzer/span/td/tr/tbody/tablediv class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; color: #222222; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="line-height: 24px;"br 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sans-serif;"¾t  Baking Soda/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"¼t  Salt/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1T  Ground Ginger/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1¾t Cinnamon/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"½t  Ground Cloves/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"6T  Butter/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"¾c  Brown Sugar/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1ea Eggs/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"½c  Molasses/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"2t  Vanilla/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1t  Lemon Zest (optional)/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"preparation/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"            /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Cream butter and sugar/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Beat in eggs gradually, then molasses and vanilla/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Separately combine dry and spices and mix into butter/sugar/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Wrap with plastic and chill 1 hour/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Roll out and cut onto parchment lined sheet /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Chill/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; color: #222222; text-align: left;" !--[if gte mso 9]xml o:DocumentProperties o:TemplateNormal.dotm/o:Template o:Revision0/o:Revision o:TotalTime0/o:TotalTime o:Pages1/o:Pages o:Words73/o:Words o:Characters419/o:Characters o:CompanyConsolidated Foam, Inc./o:Company o:Lines3/o:Lines o:Paragraphs1/o:Paragraphs o:CharactersWithSpaces514/o:CharactersWithSpaces o:Version12.0/o:Version /o:DocumentProperties o:OfficeDocumentSettings o:AllowPNG/o:AllowPNG /o:OfficeDocumentSettings/xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml w:WordDocument 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/ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} /style![endif]-- !--StartFragment-- !--EndFragment--/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Bake at 300 convection / 325* convention for 10-12 minutes /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Candy Cane Peppermint Bark/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divtable align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7TDXo9-p4qs/VJsB5SFXy-I/AAAAAAAAGwU/Lr2ZFGSlpw/s1600/Candy%2BCane%2BPeppermint%2BBark%2B-%2BPhoto%2Bby%2BColleen%2BSweitzer.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7TDXo9-p4qs/VJsB5SFXy-I/AAAAAAAAGwU/Lr2ZFGSlpw/s1600/Candy%2BCane%2BPeppermint%2BBark%2B-%2BPhoto%2Bby%2BColleen%2BSweitzer.jpg" width="640" //span/a/td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"photo by colleen sweitzer/span/td/tr/tbody/tablediv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"ingredients /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"8oz Semi Sweet chocolate /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1t  Canola Oil/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"½t  Peppermint extract/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"8oz White chocolate /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1t  Canola Oil/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"25  Peppermint candies crushed, we like Brach’s Starlight Mints/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"preparation/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Melt white chocolate with oil and flavor with mint – spread onto wax paper/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Let set/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Melt dark chocolate with oil – spread onto white chocolate, sprinkle with crushed candies /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Divinity Cookies - Pecan Meringue Crunch/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ci3tZLh5Qxw/VJsCSR9jlNI/AAAAAAAAGwc/NX5dQm25-IE/s1600/Pecan%2BMeringue%2BCrunch%2B-%2BPhoto%2Bby%2BColleen%2BSweitzer.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ci3tZLh5Qxw/VJsCSR9jlNI/AAAAAAAAGwc/NX5dQm25-IE/s1600/Pecan%2BMeringue%2BCrunch%2B-%2BPhoto%2Bby%2BColleen%2BSweitzer.jpg" width="640" //span/a/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"ingredients/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"2/3t      Pecans/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"8 ea      Egg whites, large eggs/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"2c        Sugar/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1t         Vanilla /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"½t        Cinnamon /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1/8t      Salt /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"preparation/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Toss nuts with 2 egg whites until damp/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt – toss until evenly coated /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Bake on silpats at 300* convection / 325* conventional for 8 minutes increments /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Stir/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Test to make sure they’re toasted all the way through and candy coating is dry /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Meringue: /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1c whites/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"2c sugar/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Put sugar in pot and add enough water to moisten, cook to 123* F/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Whip egg whites to stiff/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Add sugar syrup slowly to whipped egg whites with mixer on high speed/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Once the mixture cools to room temperature, fold in candied pecans/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Scoop the cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet using a 1 ounce scoop /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Bake at 150* until dry – approximately 1-2 hours/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Spiced Hot Chocolate Fudge/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Kphwe8hw8fQ/VJsGo55ItmI/AAAAAAAAGwo/ipA7-AcpxVA/s1600/IMG3070-2.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Kphwe8hw8fQ/VJsGo55ItmI/AAAAAAAAGwo/ipA7-AcpxVA/s1600/IMG3070-2.JPG" width="480" //a/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"ingredients/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"10 oz   Chocolate (60-70%)/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1 can    Sweetened Condensed Milk /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1 t        Vanilla /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"¼ t       Baking soda/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Pinch   Salt /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1/3 t     Cayenne Pepper /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1 t        Cinnamon /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"preparation/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Melt chocolate over double boiler/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Warm sweet condensed milk in pot with vanilla, salt, cayenne and cinnamon /span/divdiv 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class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"½t  Salt/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"½t  Almond Extract/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"½t  Vanilla Extract/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1ea Egg Yolks/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"2¼c All Purpose Flour/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"preparation/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Cream butter and sugar and cream cheese/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Add salt, extracts, yolks and flour/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Chill for 8 hours/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Roll 1/8” to ¼” thick and cut/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Chill/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Bake at 300convection/325* conventional for about 8-10 minutes – gold brown edges /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Royal Icing/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span 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mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} /style![endif]-- !--StartFragment-- !--EndFragment--/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Add sugar gradually; beat until glossy, desired consistency /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Holiday Crispy Wreath/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HwC0kJQKcOU/VJsG8cXKB8I/AAAAAAAAGw4/SARwxpJnRJU/s1600/FullSizeRender-3.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HwC0kJQKcOU/VJsG8cXKB8I/AAAAAAAAGw4/SARwxpJnRJU/s1600/FullSizeRender-3.jpg" width="480" //a/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"ingredients/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"30  Large Marshmallows  /span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"¼c  Butter/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"½t  Vanilla/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"4½c Cornflakes/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"    Red Candy (M&M’s)/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"    Green Food Coloring/span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"span style="font-family: 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