- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
Any other recipes, anyone?
Any other recipes, anyone?
We had a Christmas party on Saturday, and my SIL made all of the cookies. These were insane!
I don’t even like white chocolate, but these were the only cookies out of 6 different ones that completely disappeared.
Last year I made a peppermint bark with a chocolate ganache filling. It’ was a hit! And, is now becoming an annual treat. Here’s the recipe… http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/12/look-at-that.html
I have an easy vanilla shortbread recipe, that melts in your mouth. You can top it with anything, or dip half of it in a chocolate ganache. Here it is… http://creamedsugar.blogspot.com/2011/09/vanilla-vanilla-shortbread.html
This pumkin bread is amazing… http://www.quietlikehorses.com/2010/10/warm-pumpkin-bread.html
I’m also made a ton of boozy fruit during the summer. www.punkdomestics.com has some really good recipes. I made 5 quarts of cherry brandy. I’m gifting the brandy and baking a cherry pie, and making a small batch recipe of cherry jam from it. (Something to think about for next year!)
(FYI if you do a lot of baking, make your own vanilla extract. It’s soooo much cheaper! You can get vanilla beans dirt cheap at co-ops, or at Rose Mountian Herbs. Here’s a recipe… http://www.vanillareview.com/make-vanilla-extract/)
If you like ginger cookies, this recipe is amazing. The fresh ginger is what makes it… and the butter, YUM! I made them two weeks ago, plan on making them this week!! 🙂
My favorite holiday cookies are really basic, but they are delicious. Enjoy!
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup raspberry jam
Heat oven to 350°. Mix margarine/butter, sugars, egg, and almond extract. Stir in flour and baking powder. If dough is soft, cover and refrigerate for one hour.Shape dough into 1” balls then flatten on ungreased cookie sheet. Make slight indentation in center and add jam. Bake until edges are light brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet.May substitute any jam for raspberry and you can use less sugar than suggested above.
I have a baking blog with all sorts of yummy recipes! Check it out!
I’ve made all of these, and they get rave reviews:
Samoa Bark (if you like the girl scout cookies, these are AWESOME)
Peppermint Sugar cookies
Saltine toffee candy bark (This is crack. I promise.)
Andes Mint Doodles
Also, don’t underestimate the power of simple things dipped in chocolate. We dip dried apricots in white chocolate and it’s awesome!
Haven’t made these yet, but I want to try!
I make shortbread cookies with just flour, sugar, and butter. I hate recipes that add more than that. Then I melt Andes mints in a double broiler and dip the shortbreads into it. Best cookies of my life.
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