Jr. Cook of the Week

by | February 27, 2006 12:00 am

Featuring recipes from the Kitchen of… Alexa Caraway

From the Kitchen of Alexa Caraway.

Frosty Orange Cooler

2 cups cold orange juice

4 generous scoops orange sherbet

chilled ginger ale

Pour about 1/2 cup orange juice into each of 4 tall glasses. Add a scoop of orange sherbet to each glass. Fill glasses with ginger ale. Stir slightly to blend. Makes 4 servings.

From the Kitchen of Alexa Caraway.

Bear Cookie Pops

1 pouch (1 pound 1.5 ounces) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 12 wooden sticks with rounded ends 24 flat round candies (1/2 inch in diameter)

12 Kisses® milk chocolates, unwrapped

1 tube (0.68) Betty Crocker® red decorating gel

Heat oven to 375ºF. Stir cookie mix, oil and egg in medium bowl until soft dough forms. Shape dough into 12 balls, using 1 1/2 tablespoons dough for each. Place balls about 4 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Shape remaining dough into 24 balls, using 1 teaspoon dough for each. Insert stick into side of each large ball; place 2 small balls next to each large ball for ears. Press balls evenly until about 1/4 inch thick. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Add 2 flat candies on each cookie for eyes and 1 chocolate candy for nose, using gel to attach. Squeeze on gel for mouth.

From the Kitchen of Alexa Caraway.

Heat oven to 400ºF. Roll pizza crust dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch square. Cut dough into four 6-inch squares.

Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce on each square to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top with carrot, pepperoni and cheeses. Fold each square in half over filling; press edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm. 1 can (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust dough 1/4 cup pizza sauce 1/4 cup finely shredded carrot 24 pepperoni slices 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 2 slices mozzarella cheese, (1 1/2 ounces), cut in half

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