Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Treat Recipes

I had quite a few readers inquire about my recipes for the treats that I posted about here, so I decided I would post them rather than email them to everyone individually.

I hope you and your families enjoy them!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
From The Recipe for Christmas Joy by Marybeth Whalen

1 ¼ cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 (12 oz.) pkg. Swirled chocolate mint chips
Cream sugar and butter; beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, cocoa, and baking soda on low
speed. Stir in mint chips. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto
ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove
from cookie sheets. Makes 3 dozen.

Chocolate Chip Toffee Grahams
From The Recipe for Christmas Joy by Marybeth Whalen

11 whole graham crackers, broken into squares
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
½ cup finely chopped pecans
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Semisweet chocolate mini morsels
Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in a 15X10X1 inch jelly roll pan. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until
butter melts. Bring to a boil, boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cinnamon and
pecans. Pour mixture over graham crackers, spreading evenly to the edge of the pan. Bake
at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate morsels. Cool five minutes, separate
cookies and transfer to waxed paper lined cookie sheets, using a spatula. Refrigerate until
chocolate hardens. Store cookies between layers of waxed paper in an airtight refrigerator.
We make these for a friend every year and they are so good!

Buckeye Balls
From The Recipe for Christmas Joy by Marybeth Whalen

1(16 oz.) jar creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 ½ (16 oz.) packages powdered sugar
2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate morsels
2 Tbsp. Shortening
Beat peanut butter and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until blended. Shape into 1 inch balls, chill 10
minutes or until firm. Microwave chocolate and shortening in a 2 qt. Glass bowl at high 1 ½
minutes or until melted, stirring twice. Dip each ball in chocolate mixture until partially
coated; place on wax paper to harden. Store in an airtight container. Makes 7 dozen.

Peanut Butter Fudge
From allrecipes.com

Candy Cane Topped Sugar Cookies
Go here for the sugar cookie recipe. Make the sugar cookies and bake for 7 minutes. Take them out of the oven and sprinkle with chopped candy canes. Put them back into the oven for 2 minutes. These are the times for my oven, but you may have to adjust for yours.

4 comments:

Susana said...

Thanks Tara! I love new recipes and hope to try two of these next week!

Jacquelin said...

Thanks for the yummy recipes. Hope to try them out this weekend!

Cassie said...

Yummy! There's a Christmas post roundup on my blog today! Feel free to come by and link up any posts with recipes or Christmas crafts!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Thanks for the recipe ideas - we're always looking for something new :)