Monday, December 21, 2009

More Christmas Goodies

Cake Balls as seen on Bakerella:
Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

I also only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.

Dairy-free Sugar Cookies
From Unknown
1 1/2c Shortening
2c granulated sugar
4 eggs
2tsp vanilla
2tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
5c flour
Cream shortening, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees, just until they are barely done.

Best Gingersnaps Ever
Leslie Moss
2 1/4 cups Margarine, softened
3 cups sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup molasses
6 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp ground cloves
3 tsp ginger
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
melted white chocolate
Mix margarine, sugar, eggs and molassess.
Cream together then add the rest of the
Roll into balls and roll balls in sugar.
Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 °F.
Cool cookies on wax paper.
Dip half of cookie into melted white

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Peppermint Meltaways

1c butter, softened
1/2c. powdered sugar
1/2tsp. peppermint extract
1 1/4c. flour
1/2c. cornstarch

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350degrees for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


2 Tbsp butter, softened
1 1/2c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1/4tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 c. crushed peppermint candies or canes

Beat butter until fluffy. Add the sugar, milk, peppermint extract. Beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies.