Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Party Snacks!

Hey Guys! I love the holidays and the parties, butmost of all, I love the food at parties! For his post I will be sharing with you some awesome recipes I found! Enjoy!

Cranberry Treats!

Items Needed:
- Cranberries
- Microwavable chocolate (white or regular)
- OPTIONAL: Any type of little topping (buts, crushed candy canes, etc.)

-Take the microwavable chocolate and put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds (or until it gets fully melted).
-Then take the cranberries and dip them into the melted chocolate. You can leave them with just the chocolate if you prefer.
-Right after you dipped the chocolate, them roll it into your additional toppings.
-Let them cool for a while.

White Chocolate Dipped Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
White Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies Recipe
Recipe is from here!!!!!!

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
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  • 1 large egg
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  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 2 cups sweetened dried cranberries (we tested with Craisins)
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  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces, toasted
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  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 3 (4-ounce) white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped (we tested with Ghirardelli)
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add egg and vanilla, beating until blended.
  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in cranberries, pecans, and oats.
  3. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375° for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Microwave white chocolate and shortening in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring once. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate, letting excess drip back into bowl. Place dipped cookies on wax paper; let stand until firm.

Snowman Snack!
Christmas snowman dessert
I got the recpe here!!!!!

Roll pieces of marzipan into balls and dip them into confectioners' sugar; connect with toothpicks. Use marzipan dyed red to shape the hat and scarf and dyed orange for the nose. Finishing touches: brown toothpick arms and tiny chocolate chips for the eyes, mouth, and buttons.
Strawberry Snowman!!!!
- 1 strawberry
- 1 raspberry
- whip creams (in the can)
- small brown and red
- Take the strawberry and add some whip cream to the point of it.
- Then take the raspbaerry and connect the 2.
- Put the tiniest amount of whip cream on the top of the raspberry.
- Lastly take te icing squirts and draw 2 dots for eyes and a red dot for the nose.

Italian Christmas Cookies <3 
 Italian Christmas Cookies
I got the recipe here!!!!!

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 eggs

  • Glaze
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Rainbow sprinkles and decorating sugar for topping (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, oil, milk, salt, extract, lemon juice, and eggs. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until cookies are set but not brown. Let sit 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine glaze ingredients and stir until smooth.
  5. Dip tops of cooled cookies in glaze and place on wire rack then immediately decorate as desired.

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