Thanksgiving is a holiday that has been equated with food. As such, there are a variety of dishes available to choose from when preparing your spread.
However, the main courses tend to consume a large part of the time and that relegates desserts to the background.
However, desserts are just as important as the main course. Most people turn to pies because of the (somewhat) easy preparation. What if I told you that there are other desserts that will not be eaten in the cooking time? These desserts also stray away from “traditional” Thanksgiving desserts, like pie.
Desserts are sour cream pie and no-bake cookies.
These desserts require a bit of prep work and then bake them or let them rest and you’re good to go, leaving more time to perfect that turkey in the oven.
I have always been a fan of sour cream cake. It is one of my favorite desserts and I order it for my birthday almost every year.
It’s a soft, moist cake surrounded by a crunchy shell that makes a great contrast.
The cake also has a lot of memories from my childhood. My mom would make the cake as a gift for my brothers and I, and we would absolutely clean the tray. It’s a taste of home for me.
I learned to make the cake myself so I can carry on the tradition.
No-bake cookies are another staple from my childhood.
I remember when we started making them, about 20 years or so ago.
I thought it was weird at the time. I mean cookies you don’t have to bake! How does it work?
However, when the cookies were complete and ready to enjoy, I stopped caring how it worked and just enjoyed them.
It was also an easy dish for the kids to get involved in and help make. I think we’ve all helped make them at one point or another. I just had the privilege of helping with the first batch. As far as a 5-year-old can help, that is.
However, these are definitely the easier of the two desserts. There is no baking involved, as the name implies. Just measure ingredients, mix and drop and let sit.
These desserts are sure to add something special to your Thanksgiving meal this year and save you time in the kitchen.
SOUR CREAM CAKE
1 box butter or yellow cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
¼ cup of water
¼ cup) sugar
■ Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
■ Combine all ingredients and mix well.
■ Pour batter into a greased Bundt pan.
■ Bake for 40-45 minutes, checking with a toothpick until it comes out clean.
■ Let cool and serve!
NO BAKE COOKIES
½ cup butter
2 cups of sugar
½ cup of milk
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
3 cups quick-cooking oats
■ Measure the oats into a bowl and set aside.
■ In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder.
■ Bring the mixture to a boil.
■ Boil for one minute.
■ Remove from heat and mix in peanut butter and vanilla.
■ Pour the chocolate peanut butter mixture over the oats and stir until combined.
■ Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.
■ Let cool completely and enjoy!
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