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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Treats

So despite all the insanity of the month, I managed to get some baking done (not nearly as much as I usually do though).  Thought I would share they yumminess we made.
Oreo Truffles
(I have seen these on pinterest, and some friends posted on facebook, this is my spin on them).
2 pkgs of double stuff Oreos
Wilton melting candies (I used red and green)
Sprinkles (red and green)
8oz cream cheese

Crunch up the oreos in the food processor (it’s okay to eat a few before hand).  Then melt the cream cheese in the microwave and stir in the cookie crumbs.  Roll into balls (I used my small pampered chef scoop).  Place in fridge or freezer till hardened.  After hardened, melt the melting candy according to package directions, and then coat the cookies balls, and top with sprinkles. 
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Sugar Cookies
This is my go to sugar cookie recipe – The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies, but I usually half the recipe because it makes a TON!  Buddy from Cake Boss was on The Rachel Ray Show last week, and he suggested dipping the cookies part way in chocolate, so I gave it a try.  I melted some chocolate chips with a bit of milk and also used some of the left over melting candies.  Then topped with sprinkles.  I don’t think they look as nice as I had hoped, but they tasted good.
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Banana Bread
Hands down BEST banana choc chip bread recipe EVER!  (I doubled it to make 8 small loaves)
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/4c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2c flour
1t baking soda
1/2t salt
3 bananas (1c) – I use overripe bananas that have been frozen, and thaw them…makes the bread so moist!
4T sour cream
1/2c chocolate chips
1t vanilla

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs.  In separate bowl mix sour cream and baking soda, then add to butter, sugar, egg mixture.  Alternatively add dry ingredients with bananas.  Add vanilla and chocolate chips.  Beat well.  Grease and flour 9x5x3 inch pan.  Pour batter into pan (only fill about 3/4 full).  Bake at 350 degrees for 1hr.  Test.  May need another 15mins (I find it usually does).  Cool in pan 10minutes, then turn out and cool on rack.  For the mini loaves, I baked it about 45mins.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Brownies
These were a first for me, I set out to make Chocolate Chip Cookies and then realized that I had no brown sugar (oops!).  So I tried to find a recipe that was similar type of product without the brown sugar…and this was on the choc chip bag and you can also find it HERE. They were good, but not my fav.  I topped them with Christmas Sprinkles before baking to give them a more Christmas Vibe!
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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipes! Gonna Pin them...they look so yummy!

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  2. This post is making me very hungry. I love the Oreo Truffle idea. I am going to have to try that with the children. Wonderful idea for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen!
    Thanks for sharing this post as well.

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  3. Okay, I have to ask, do you have any idea why the only images coming up for pinning are from your sidebar?

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