Get Cooking During the Holidays!

The holidays are a time to celebrate with your family and to indulge in some festive holiday recipes. Kitchens serve up more than just tasty treats and succulent courses during the holiday season. Kitchens also serve up memories of Grandma’s Pecan Pie and Aunt Jenny’s Peach Cobbler. The aroma of the holidays trigger reflections of past holidays spent with loved ones. 

Now it is your turn to begin your own tradition. Now you can be the family member who always brings that one dish that only you can bake to perfection. To help you get started, our family, here at Workman’s Friend, have assembled a few of our favorite secret family recipes which we’d love to share with our valued customers. Feel free to tell your family that the recipes are yours because we do not mind. The holidays are a time for giving, so these recipes are our gift to you!

Before tackling these recipes, coat your hands with Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream to protect your skin from the drying properties of the recipe’s ingredients. Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream keeps harsh chemicals off your skin by creating an invisible, protective shield around your skin. Beneath this layer, Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream is keeping your skin hydrated from within as it hydrates and heals.

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Hill Country Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 8 ounces chopped high-quality semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 cups)

Other Needs:

  • Parchment paper
  • 2 rimmed baking sheets
  • Medium bowl
  • Electric blender
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with Parchment Paper.
  3. Wisk flour, baking soda, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  4. Mix with an electric blender on medium speed, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, 3–4 minutes.
  5. Add egg mixture and beat, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl, until mixture is pale and fluffy, 3–4 minutes.
  6. Now, reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add dry ingredients, beating until just incorporated.
  7. Fold in chocolate with a spatula.
  8. Spoon about 12 heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto each prepared sheet, spacing 1" apart.
  9. Chill dough 15 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to oven to prevent dough from spreading too much as it bakes.
  10. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until just golden brown around the edges. The cookies will firm up as they cool.
  11. Let cookies cool on baking sheets 3 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.


Carol’s Creamy Key Lime Pie


  • 12 oz frozen deep-dish pie crust
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 cup key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping
  • Additional grated lime peel, if desired

Other Needs:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Electric blender
  • Medium bowl
  1. Place cookie sheet on oven rack. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Thaw pie crust for 10 to 20 minutes. Once thawed, prick the bottom and around side thoroughly with fork.
  3. Bake crust on cookie sheet 9 to 11 minutes or until very light golden brown.
  4. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually beat in egg and condensed milk.
  6. Beat in 1 tablespoon lime peel and the lime juice.
  7. Spread over crust.
  8. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set.
  9. Cool 30 minutes before placing into the refrigerator.
  10. Cover loosely and refrigerate at least 3 hours until chilled.

Just before serving, top with whipped topping. Garnish with additional lime peel. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie… if there IS any left!

Healthy Advice: After cracking those eggs, be sure to clean your hands with Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal for a deep clean, killing any bacteria left behind on your skin. Keep a bottle next to your kitchen sink because you will want to use Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal multiple times while you are cooking.

Holiday cooking is fun, but it is rough on your hands. When the cooking is all over, treat your hands to the soothing relief of Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream. Cleaning the dishes in hot water after a long afternoon of baking leaves your hands dry and sore. Multiple hand washings also dry out a baker’s busy hands. Apply Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream to your hard-working hands for a soothing relief. Your hands will thank you!

Be sure and check out all of our products from Workman’s Friend this holiday season. Our skin care products make the PERFECT stocking stuffer.


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