Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Sweets for the Sweet



This coming weekend I will begin baking  Christmas sweets for my guys.
I wanted to share some recipes with you.

Buckeyes



Ingredients

2 lbs creamy peanut butter
1 lb butter
3 1/2 cups 10x powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
12 oz bag of milk chocolate chips
1/2 bar paraffin (shredded)
wax paper
toothpicks

Mix peanut butter, butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy and smooth. Form balls about the size of a quarter. Lay on tray putting a toothpick in each one and put trays in freezer for about 2 hours.

Mix chocolate chips and paraffin in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Remove balls from freezer and dip them 3/4 into chocolate mixture and sit on wax paper. Once they have cooled, take out toothpicks, and smooth over the hole. Store in a cool place.

Snickerdoodles


Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cream of tartar

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, shortening, eggs, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Shape dough into balls. Mix 2 tsp sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove from baking sheet.
(makes 4 dozen)

Here are a few new recipes I found on Pinterest that I am going to try this year.

Peanut Butter Reese Cup Cookies



Source: bakerella.com via Wendy on Pinterest


Red Velvet Cookies














We will also be making chocolate chip cookies and Christmas cutout cookies.

What sweet treats are you making this year for Christmas?

6 comments:

  1. oh I am soooo going to make those red velvet cookies:) Thanks for sharing

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    1. Can't wait to try them out too! Blessings!

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  2. These all look yummy! My favorites are the Rolo Pretzels, and the saltine cracker toffee!

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    1. Rolo pretzels sound yummy! Do you have the recipe to share? Blessings!

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  3. I'm not much of a baker. How did you get the peanut butter mixture to roll into the balls (for the buckeyes)?

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  4. Love buck-eyes! Haven't seen them in years. Here's a post about the stuff I baked this year:
    http://adventuresintheballpark.blogspot.com/2012/12/twelve-days-of-goodies.html
    I really get caught up in baking at the holidays. Then I end up trying to lose the weight I gained over the holidays!

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