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post #121 of 302
Lilybird- I freeze them completely done. The cherries are fine- maybe not quite as "crunchy" as they would be cold and straight from the liquid in the jar, but I've never had them be anywhere near what I would consider mushy! We make them every year for Christmas and also did what seemed like a million for my sisters wedding, and no mushies! Biggest thing is just making sure they're plenty dry before trying to work with them- otherwise the chocolate drizzle slides right off and the filling/brownie get soggy!
post #122 of 302
Skillet Date Balls

1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 lb pitted, chopped dates
1 stick margarine
2 1/2 cups rice krispies
1 egg, beaten
1 small package flaked coconut

1. in a large skillet, over moderate heat, put dates, sugaar and margarine and heat until mixture is softened and sugar is melted.
2. remove from heat and cool slightly. add egg very slowly but stirring quickly. (if mixture is too hot, the egg will scramble)
3. return the pan to the stove and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
4. add rice krispies and stir until well coated.
5. roll* into balls about the size of a walnut and roll immediately into coconut.
6. place on wax paper to cool.

* coat hands with margarine before rolling into balls.

my mom started making these for christmas and i can't get enough of them! i just got this recipe for her today and can't wait to make them!!!
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post #123 of 302
These are two of my favorite holiday recipes. The first would be considered a cookie I guess and when I take them to a fundraising function, I top them with a tiny chocolate rose instead of the nuts.

MINIATURE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE TARTS

Tart:
1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/4 cup AP flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Fudge Filling:
1 cup (6 oz.) milk chocolate chips
1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
chopped peanuts or other topping
Be sure to measure the fudge filling accurately or the filling will be too stiff if you throw in those extra few chips!!!

In mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Whisk together the dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.
Mix well and chill for 1 hour or more. Divide into 48 equal portions and shape into balls. Place in lightly greased mini muffin pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately make "wells" in the center of each. I do this with my little tart making gadget that has the different sized knob on each end. Cool in pans for 5 minutes then carefully remove to wire racks. I find if you put your thumb in the tart and give it a little turn, it pops right out.

Fillling:
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir in milk and vanilla and mix well. Fill a pastry bag and pipe each tart full of the chocolate filling. Top with chopped nuts or other decorations.

These will keep for a long time in the fridge. I also make the tart dough up weeks ahead of time and freeze it. Then thaw and bake when I am ready. These are very easy to work with and really creamy and delicious.

The next recipe is for a candy so I am thinking maybe I should start another thread for candy and gift giving items so I don't mess up this thread which is just for cookies.
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post #124 of 302
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Originally Posted by lilybird

The next recipe is for a candy so I am thinking maybe I should start another thread for candy and gift giving items so I don't mess up this thread which is just for cookies.



NONONONONONONO!!! For Xmas we all make candy, not just cookies!!! But if you have to do it separately, please put a link here!!! We want ALL your yummies!! We are not afraid to beg!! icon_rolleyes.gifthumbs_up.gif
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #125 of 302
icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I agree ..I want it all and you know by now I BEG !!!! icon_lol.gif And Im proud of it icon_razz.gif
lily your teasing us with these recipes, making us hunt for them icon_lol.gif
Thanks for sharing that last ones sounds delicious icon_biggrin.gif
post #126 of 302
As soon as I can (over the weekend) I will post some great cookie recipes. Everyone is so generous with recipes and ideas on CC, it will be great for me to contribute.
post #127 of 302
I should have made it a little more clear on making the tart part of the PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE MINI TARTS. When they come out of the oven and you press the tart maker into them right away (someone help me here what is that gadget called) you need to really press them out so that the shell is not much thicker than 1/8 thick all around. You should be able to drop one of those little foil candy papers inside. If you don't do this you won't get much chocolate filling in them. Oh well, I suppose you could always just eat it!!!!!!

Thanks Mel and Fiddle. Can't wait to get your recipes.
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post #128 of 302
These are the ones that are on our cookie making list every year. They aren't anything overly special but they are our Chirstmas Cookies.

Bufflo Chip Cookies

1/2 cup Margarine, softened
1/2 cup Shortening
1 cups Brown Sugar
1 cups White Sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp Vanilla
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 cups Oatmeal
1/2 cup Coconut
3oz Chocolate Chips
1 cups Cornflakes, crushed

Preheat oven to 375*. Mix together margarine and shorting. Cream in brown and white sugar, eggs and vanilla. Sift and add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Blend in oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chips and cornflakes.

Drop spoonfuls on to ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375* for 15-20 mins.

These are a great with milk. icon_smile.gif

Mint M&M Cookies

1 cup Shortening
1 cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups (3/4lb pkg) Mint or Peppermint M&M's

Cream shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly. Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients gradually to creamed mixture â Mix well. Stir in ½ cups M&Mâs; reserve remaining candies for decorating. Drop by teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet. Decorate tops of cookies with remaining M&Mâs. Bake at 375*F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Makes 6 dozen 2 ½ in cookies.

Peanut Butter Cups (Reeseâs Cookies)

1 tube of Pre made Sugar Cookie Dough (slice & bake)
24 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  
Slice the cookie dough into 6 slices. Take those slices and cut them in 1/4ths. Roll the 1/4ths into balls. (You want a 1 in ball.) Place them in the mini cupcake pans that have been sprayed with the cooking spray. Follow the directions on the cookie dough for the time and temperature to bake. Bake until they are golden brown. Take them out of the oven and press the Reese's into them. (Makes about 24 cookies.)

Let these cool a little before you take them out of the pan. Run a small spoon around them then lift them up.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1 Egg
2 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 3/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
48 Kisses
1/4 cup sugar

Cream the sugars, shortening, and peanut butter together. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla. Sift and add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Poll into a 1 inch ball, then roll ball in sugar. Bake at 375 for 10-12 mins. The cookies should be lightly browned and the cracked. Push kisses in to the center of each cookie after you take them out of the oven. Makes 48 cookies.

Let these cool on the cookie sheets a little before moving them. Place
them on a cookie rack in a single layer. The kisses will set again in a few hours then you can stack them in a container.

Spritz Cookies

1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter
2 egg yolks
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
5 cups flour (may need less)
1 tsp orange juice
2 tsp orange rind

Cream sugar and butter until creamy. Add egg yolks, salt, baking powder, orange juice, orange rind, and flour.

Push through cookie press on to ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375* until golden brown.

We usually add some red and green sprinkles to the tree and other shapes. On the wreath shapes we use cut up candy cherries in the middle. You can also use M&Mâs on the wreath shapes.

There are a few more but these are the only ones that I have recipes already saved on the computer for. I'll try to dig up the others soon.
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post #129 of 302
OK, if we are also posting candy here, this recipe is more like candy. I think I got it off the website for Heath bars several years ago. They are hard to cut, but worth the effort.

Toffee Bits Triangles

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/3 cups (8-oz. pkg.) HEATH BITS 'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits, divided
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips OR 2 cups (12-oz.pkg.) HERSHEY'S MINI CHIPS Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter in large bowl on medium speed until creamy. Beat in brown sugar, vanilla and egg yolk until well mixed.

2. Stir in flour and 1 cup of the toffee bits. Press into ungreased jelly-roll pan, 15-1/2x10-1/2x1 inch.

3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light brown. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Let stand until softened, about 5 minutes; spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining toffee bits over top. Cool completely. Cut into 3-inch squares; cut each square into 4 triangles. 60 triangles.
post #130 of 302
Peanut Butter Cups (Reeseâs Cookies)
TexasSugar I make these to! Have you ever tried them with the slice n bake choc chip cookie dough ? They are very good !
post #131 of 302
are these cookies??

chocolate whoopie pies

ingredients
Pies
1 box devil's food cake mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding

Filling
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
3/4 cup white shortening
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla

directions
To make the pies, prepare cake mix following the directions on the box, EXCEPT, use only 3/4 cup water, add one box of instant chocolate pudding and add an extra egg.

use a medium disher to place balls of batter onto parchment paper lined pans (or a greased pans) bake in a 350* oven for 13 minutes.

cool the pies on a wire rack while preparing the filling.

To make the filling, combine milk and flour into small pot and wisk continuously on medium heat until the mexture becomes thick. Remove from heat and let come to room temperature. Meanwhile, in your mixer, add sugar, shortening, butter and vanilla, and beat until light and fluffy.

Add in the cooled milk/flour mixture and beat for a few more minutes until it becomes light, fluffy and well incorporated.

To fill, place the filling in a piping bag with only a coupler on the end. pipe a concentric ring of filling on the bottom of one pies and place another pie on top.
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post #132 of 302
I dont know but I love chocolate whoopie pies ! I would say they are like a large cream filled cookie of sorts !
post #133 of 302
Fruit Pizza

Ingredients
pizza 'crust'
1 package refrigerated sugar dough

'sauce'
1 package (8 oz) softened cream cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar

toppings
sliced seasonal fresh fruit
berries
maraschino cherries

Directions
1. preheat oven to 350*F. spray a 10 inch cake pan (or pizza pan) with baking spray.
2. spread cookie dough evenly into pan.
3. bake cookie for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
4. meanwhile, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until fluffy.
5. gradually add sugars and beat until just combined.
6. allow cookie to cool completely and spread cream cheese mixture on top.
7. garnish with sliced fresh fruit, berries and maraschino cherries.
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post #134 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by jescapades

Fruit Pizza

Ingredients
pizza 'crust'
1 package refrigerated sugar dough

'sauce'
1 package (8 oz) softened cream cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar

toppings
sliced seasonal fresh fruit
berries
maraschino cherries

Directions
1. preheat oven to 350*F. spray a 10 inch cake pan (or pizza pan) with baking spray.
2. spread cookie dough evenly into pan.
3. bake cookie for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
4. meanwhile, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until fluffy.
5. gradually add sugars and beat until just combined.
6. allow cookie to cool completely and spread cream cheese mixture on top.
7. garnish with sliced fresh fruit, berries and maraschino cherries.



Those sound really good! A must try ;o) Thanks for posting thumbs_up.gif
post #135 of 302
sure thing! i have a picture of it too, if you're interested.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=525623
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