Friday, December 2, 2011

It's beginning to look...

A lot like Christmas!

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I have been trying a lot of new recipes that I find on Pinterest.

Angel Bites

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3 tablespoons reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
food coloring (optional) - i used a few drops of yellow to get a very soft butter color
4 to 4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
about 1/4 cup superfine or granulated sugar
beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy, about two minutes. add the mint and food coloring, if using, and mix until blended.
add the confectioners sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until it forms a stiff mixture.
form balls with about 1/2 teaspoon of the mixture. roll in the superfine sugar and flatten with your thumb or tines of a fork. store in the refrigerator.

Candy Cane Blossoms

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1 bag Hershey's Kisses brand Candy Cane Kisses
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
Red and Green coloured sugar

Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove wrappers from candies (approx. 35)

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternatively with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in red and/or green colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 - 1o minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Yields approximately 35 cookies.

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5 comments:

Denise said...

Yummm... Thanks for sharing those recipes - I need new ones to try. Your tree looks amazing as always :)

Danae said...

So pretty and so yummy!!

Marie said...

Yummy! I may have to try those, however, at the rate I'm going I will not get any Christmas baking done. Love you tree...beautiful!

Patrick and Christina said...

Pictures of the tree are gorgeous...wish I was a baker as the recipes look good!

the meaklims said...

Yummy is right. And your tree is so lovely.

Jill