December Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 4

What Do You Do at Holiday Time (Webelos Craftsman & Scientist)



Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Northwest Suburban Council


1 Gal. Apple Cider or Apple Juice

1-9 oz bag of Cinnamon Red Hot Candy

1/2 cup Sugar

5 cinnamon sticks

20 - 25 Whole Cloves

1 cup Prepared Cranberry Juice

1 cup Prepared Orange Juice


In a large pot, combine all ingredients except the butter. Over a medium heat, bring to a boil. Stir frequently until sugar and candies are dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for about an hour. Before serving, place a small pad of butter in each mug. Pour cider into mug over butter. Add cinnamon stick and stir.

Santa Claus Punch
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Mix two packages unsweetened raspberry punch powder with 1-cup sugar. Add 4 cups cranberry juice. Stir in 12 cups crushed ice and water. Makes 16 cups.

Edible Ornaments
Trapper Trails Council

1 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 cups flour
2 - 4 tablespoons heavy cream
red and green food coloring
2 dozen chocolate kisses
2 dozen maraschino cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. Blend in flour, salt, and enough cream to hold dough together.
  3. Divide dough in half.
  4. Tint one half with red food coloring and the other half with green food coloring.
  5. Mold a Tablespoon of red dough around each Kiss (that is unwrapped)
  6. Mold green dough around cherry.
  7. Roll cookies between palms of hand to make smooth, round balls.
  8. Place balls 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 12-14 minutes, or just until cookies are set (cookies must not brown)
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. Dip each cookie into icing


Blend together:
2 Cups powdered sugar
1/3C heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix and divide into two bowls. Tint one red and the other green. Then roll into desired topping (Chocolate jimmies, colored sugar, crushed peppermint, confetti, sprinkles, etc.)

Peanutty Nuggets
Trapper Trails Council

1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine
3 cups miniature marshmallows
4 cups Life Cereal (whole pieces)

  1. Combine peanut butter and margarine in medium pan.
  2. Melt over low hear, mixing well
  3. Add marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted and smooth
  4. Fold in cereal
  5. Spread onto greased cookie sheet
  6. Chill until firm break into nuggets
  7. You can spoon into muffin cups before chilling if you so desire

Yummy Igloo
Trapper Trails Council

Ingredients: 1/2 apple, cored, miniature marshmallows, peanut butter

  1. Place apple cut side down on a plate
  2. Spread with peanut butter all over the outside of the apple
  3. Cover peanut butter with the miniature marshmallows

Festive Popcorn Trees
Trapper Trails Council

12 Cups popped popcorn 1 cup sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup peanut butter Green food coloring 1/2 cup M&M's

Pop popcorn and pour into a large bowl. Combine sugar and corn syrup in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stirring constantly, boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and green food coloring. Stir until peanut butter is melted completely. Pour over popcorn and mix well. Lightly butter hands and shape into trees. While still warm add M&M's candies by pressing them into the trees. Place on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Let cool completely.

Graham Cracker Treasure Chest
Trapper Trails Council

Graham Crackers M&M candies or other coated Christmas Candies, tube of frosting, peppermint candy canes (if desired)

You will need 4 graham crackers; one graham cracker broke in half. For the bottom, frost all the way around the edges of one graham cracker. Frost three sides of each of the graham crackers that make up the main body of the treasure chest. Push them together, you'll want to have some sort of surface that will help support them while they dry. I used a cookie sheet. Once you have all the graham crackers together let dry about 15 minutes then decorate with frosting and candies. If you wish you may add candies or some other prize inside the treasure chest.


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