I am looking for some good Christmas recipes for me and my daughter to make this year. We both are really into cooking and this is something I never did with my mom as a child. I am looking for any cookie, candy, and bars recipes or anything you've got. Thank you for your time.
By Jaimie from Toledo, OH
Maple No Bake Cookies
1/2 cup Butter
2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown Sugar
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Marshmallow crème
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1 tablespoon Maple flavoring
3 cup Rolled oats
Mix the butter, granulated sugar, brown Sugar and milk; boil for two minutes
Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients
Drop onto waxed paper or tray using spoonfuls
Set in the refrigerator for one hour until hardened
Deeli's Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
2 large egg whites (room temp)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In mixing bowl, beat egg whites on high speed with an electric mixer until they hold stiff peaks. Slowly beat in sugar. Reduce speed to low and evenly dispense vanilla. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment lines baking sheets. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour. Turn off oven, leaving cookies in oven for two hours longer.
Try chopped pecans as a substitution for the chocolate chips.
Here is one that we make at every holiday. It is a tradition in our house. They are very good too. Enjoy.
Sugar Cookies (Company's Coming)
3/4 cup butter or hard margarine softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 lrg egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp cardamom optional
1/4 tsp salt
Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Beat. Mix remaining ingredients in separate bowl. Stir into batter. (I then put the dough in the fridge to harden it a bit before I roll it.) Roll out 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into rounds or different shapes. Bake on greased cookie sheet in 350F (175C) oven for about 10 minutes. Cool. Decorate.
Makes 7 dozen cookies
Variation: For plain sugar cookies, sprinkle with granulated sugar before baking.
Variation: For decorated sugar cookies, sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles before baking or decorate baked cookies with icing.
Diane Says: Here is one recipe I make at every holiday. The kids have fun making these.
Yield: 7 dozen
Notes: Have fun with the kids cutting out different shapes. We make these for every holiday with cookies cutouts.
I love this because you just break the cookie slab into pieces.
Pecan-Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle Recipe
Here's another free sample recipe from the Southern Living party. Pecans - chocolate - coconut...nope, can't go wrong with that combo! :-)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate mini-morsels
1 cup pecan pieces, toasted (see note)
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted (see note)
Combine first 4 ingredients; set aside. Stir together butter and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Stir in chocolate morsels, pecans, and coconut. (Dough will look crumbly.) Press dough evenly into a lightly greased 17" x 11" jelly-roll pan, pressing almost to edges. Bake at 350° for 19 minutes or until lightly browned and cookie "slab" seems crisp. Cool completely in pan. Break cookie into pieces.
Note: You can toast pecan pieces and coconut in the same pan at 350° for 8 minutes.
Personal Notes: 18 minutes is enough. I used parchment paper on pan. I do not toast the pecans and coconut.
Every year my mom and I and now my neices make these recipes, easy peasy.
melt a bag of butterscotch chips and a cup of peanut butter pour over 6 cups of rice krispys put into a cake pan and let set up, these are terrific.
1 melted bag of chocolate chips
1 half bag of mini colored marshmallows
1 small bag of walnut pieces
Mix together melted chocolate, marshmallows and walnuts. Take a piece of wax
paper and sprinkle it liberally with powdered sugar put one third of mixture on
top of sugar and shape into a roll fold the wax paper around the roll making
sure powdered sugar is in between mixture and paper all over. Do the same to
other two and put into the refrigerator. When chilled cut into about half inch
easy oreo truffles
Prep Time: 30 min Total Time: 1 hr 30 min Makes: 3-1/2 doz. or 42 servings, one truffle each What You Need!1 pkg. (1 lb. 2 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened 2 pkg. (8 squares each) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted Make It!
MIX 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls.
DIP balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover melted chocolate can be stored in tightly covered container at room temperature and saved for another use.) Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
These are fabulous, everyone was fighting over these.
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What are your favorite Christmas goodies? Post them below.
I love turtle pretzels: a pretzel rod dipped in melted caramel, then dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts. (12/08/2006)
This is for Diane and anyone else who likes fruit cake, but doesn't want all the fuss of chopping fruit, etc. Boxes of Robin Hood Fruitcake, sold in most grocery stores, it is excellent, a light fruit cake. There is lots of fruit in it too, and; easy to make from the mix. Enjoy. (12/08/2006)
A fun, easy recipe I like to make is no-bake wreaths. You make basic Rice Krispie treats, but substitute corn flakes for the Rice Krispies and add green food coloring to the mix. Then just form cookie-sized circles from it and add red hots or other candies for holly or bows. They look festive, are easy to make, and they're yummy. (12/09/2006)
You didn't specify cookie, cake, or candy. Here's a great candy/cookie.
Easy to make. Done on the stove top.
No baking needed.
30 min 15 min prep
In a large saucepan over low heat melt butter; add sugar, eggs and dates.
Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla; add Rice Krispies and nuts.
Shape into small balls and roll in coconut.
Poor Man's Turtle is a simple candy to make :
Place miniature pretzels on a cookie sheet. Place a Rolo candy (individual piece) on the center of each pretzel. Place the cookie sheet of prepared pretzels in a 200 degree (F) oven for almost 2 minutes, until the candy starts to "cave in" while melting. Remove from oven and push a pecan halve into each Rolo.
By Mrs. Marshall
Yum Yums (Camp Stoneman Cook Book 1950's)
Melt all the chips together in a large pan over low heat, stirring constantly. Be sure not to burn.
Add noodles and stir to coat.
Place on wax paper by spoonful and cool until set.
And they are YUMMY~~ GG Vi (12/13/2008)