Post # 1
I want to start a new tradition of cooking sweets with the kids because it was one that I wish I had as a kid. My mom was an independent woman. We bought cookies before we baked them lol!!!
We actually make chocolate chip cookies from scratch using the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag lol!!!
eta please post recipes!!!!
Post # 3
Peppermint bark and gingerbread cookies!
Post # 4
Chocolate dipped pretzels. Also put a hershey’s kiss on top of a pretzel twist and bake them just until the chocolate gets soft, but not melted. Then smash an m&m on top. So simple and sooo yummy.
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: And do share the recipes!! Btw, I totally was going to the social security office to get my name changed and the car broke down on my route… C’est la vie
Post # 6
Monkey Bread…..mmmmmm so yummy my family (started last year with my fi and his daughter) have it on christmas day!
Post # 7
@kericita: true story: i just tried chocolate covered pretzels for the first time a few months ago. a co-workers girlfriend made him some and i could have sworn they were storebrought they were so good. i teased him and told him he should marry her (they were friends) a few months later they were married :o)
Post # 8
@crebre80: Trying to remember where I got the gingerbread cookies from. I think it was the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook? I actually have 2 copies of it because I thought they lost it in the move but we found the old one. They have some different receipes in them though so I don’t want to get rid of either!
Boo about the car breaking down! I hope it gets fixed soon!
Post # 9
Mmmm. Pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling.
Oh, I’ll need to look for a good pumpkin roll recipe.
Post # 10
I was going to suggest chocolate covered pretzels too! I just dipped a 1 pound bag of pretzels earlier tonight! It can be really fun to do with kids because you can use sprinkles before the chocolate gets hard to decorate them. What I prefer to do though is use a pastry bag (or ziplock bags – those work well too) for decorating. First, I dip the pretzels in dark chocolate. Then, I melt colored white cholocate (blue, red, green, white, etc) directly in the pastry bag (just reduce the power on the microwave to 50-60% and check every 20 seconds until it melts). Finally, cut a really tiny whole at the corner of the bag and you can then drizzle the colored choclate over the dark chocolate pretzels. Just make sure the dark chocolate has set before you do it. Oh, and wax paper works wonders.
Post # 11
Melt Almonde Bark and dip pretzels in that. YUM!
The cookies with the chocolate star in the middle. Those are my favorite. Sugar cookies with frosting are always good too.
Post # 12
@EvaBostonTerrier: total yum!!! okay so I think I will have to try this with them. They’d love that hopefully most of the chocolate won’t get eaten before they are done drizzling, they ate the gingerbread cookies before they finished decorating them lol