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post #91 of 223
I haven't tried this yet, but I saved this recipe because it seemed like something we might apply to making a new version of cake balls.

Margarita Balls From Family Circle Holiday Cakes & Cookies 1999
The secret to these incredibly flavorful cookies is frozen margarita (or limeade) concentrate. Youre bound to be asked for the recipe, so why not attach it to the gift package? (Maybe next year youll be on the receiving end.)

Makes: 7 dozen    Prep: 30 Minutes Chill: 2 hours

1   pkg (12 ounces) vanilla wafers    
1 ½   cups pretzels
1  pkg (16 oz.) confectioners sugar, sifted  
¾   cup frozen margarita or limeade concentrate, thawed
2   pkgs (3 oz. Each) cream cheese    
1  tsp. Tequila, or to taste (optional)
1  tsp. Orange flavor liqueur, (optional)    
Finely grated rind from 1 lime
1   shaker (2.25 oz) green decorator sugar  
½   cup granulated sugar

1. Place half the vanilla wafers in food processor. Process to fine crumbs. Remove crumbs and reserve. Repeat with remaining wafers.

2. Add pretzels to processor. Process to fine crumbs to make ¾ cup crumbs.

3. Combine wafer crumbs, pretzel crumbs, confectioners sugar, margarita concentrate and cream cheese in a large bowl. Add tequila and liqueur, if desired; stir until blended. Divide mixture in half. Wrap each half tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours.

4. Combine half the grated lime rind with the decorator sugar in small saucer. Combine remaining half of rind with granulated sugar in second small saucer.

5. Remove plastic wrap from one half of dough. Tear off pieces of dough and shape into 1 inch balls. Roll each in green or white sugar. Work quickly, because dough dries rapidly. Repeat until all dough is used. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

I hope to make them soon, but if somebody else tries them, please be sure to post your opinion. Also, I was thinking that mixing some salt in with the sugar coating might be an interesting addition.

Janice
post #92 of 223
Side note: Be sure to warn people that these contain dairy. I would not guess that a margartia ball would have cream cheese in it and would prolly eat a few unknowingly.
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post #93 of 223
I thought of the cutest idea Sunday and I thought I'd share it. I'll be using it in my gift baskets this year. (I know it's probably been mentioned on here before, but I'm so excited I just have to share.)

Tuxedo Oreos! I made some last night and they are too cute!!!!
post #94 of 223
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Originally Posted by Price

I sold these for $5.00 per dozen last year at Christmas time. Everyone loves them.

Pecan Pie Cookies

Cookie:
1C. firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 C. Butter softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2C. all purpose flour
1tsp. baking powder

Filling:

1C. chopped pecans
1/2 C. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 C. heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour and baking powder in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low, add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in each cookie with thumb, rotate thumb to hollow out slightly.

Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl, fill each cookie with 1 rounded teaspoon filling.

Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute, remove from cookie sheets.

Yield: 3 dozen cookies



I made these for Christmas and OMG they were so good. Everyone loved them and wanted more. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us. One person even said "I have never had cookies that taste this good" Thanks again for making me look good. icon_wink.gif
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post #95 of 223
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Originally Posted by mvigil

This is a great idea !! icon_biggrin.gif
I was watching Food Network last year and the show was called 12 days of cookies and this was one of the one a viewer shared it looked so fun I wanted to try it !!



Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
24 pieces round peppermint candy
1/4 cup sugar
Melted chocolate, for drizzling, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a mixer bowl or by hand, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in egg, almond extract, vanilla, and salt. Blend flour into mixture in several additions, beat until just combined.

Remove half the dough from the bowl. Blend red food coloring into the half remaining in the bowl until the coloring is even. Cover dough a kitchen towel to keep it from drying out as you work. Use a floured teaspoon to measure 1 teaspoon each of white and red dough for each cookie. Roll into 4-inch ropes on a lightly floured surface. Place a red and white rope side-by-side, press together lightly and twist to form a spiral. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Curve top down to form handle of a candy cane. Bake until set, about 9 minutes. While the cookies are baking, put peppermint candies in a resealable plastic bag and crush into small pieces with a rolling pin. Mix the candy with the sugar. Place cooling rack over shallow pan. Immediately remove cookies from cookie sheet and gently place onto cooling rack. Sprinkle with candy/sugar mixture.

Optional: Cool cookies, drizzle with melted chocolate, and add more candy mixture on top of chocolate.


Happy Baking Everyone!!



I made these for my kids classes for their Christmas parties. The kids loved them they thought they were so cool because they were shaped like candy canes. Thank you for giving this recipe.
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post #96 of 223
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Originally Posted by Misdawn

I thought of the cutest idea Sunday and I thought I'd share it. I'll be using it in my gift baskets this year. (I know it's probably been mentioned on here before, but I'm so excited I just have to share.)

Tuxedo Oreos! I made some last night and they are too cute!!!!


That's a great idea! I would love to see them.
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post #97 of 223
Well...I never got to take a picture of them. They were all gone when I got home from work! I'll have to make another batch.

I tried the Oreo Truffles too! Those are awesome!!!
post #98 of 223
Yum Yum wanted to bump this for this years additions!!
post #99 of 223
This thread definately deserves a bump as a reminder for those of us who tried these recipies and for the new folks out there to know this great thread exist!!

I also would like to ask how many of you tried any of these last year and what were your results and the reaction of your clients? I am putting together my christmas list of things I will be offering.
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post #100 of 223
These recipes are great. I am so excited to try them. I am going to try and find a favorite of mine to post, but not sure where it is right now.

GREAT IDEA!!!
post #101 of 223
okay ya'll you Have to try these. All the guys at hubbies firehouse call them crack cookies because they are so addictive!

Oatmeal Lace cookies

1cup quick oats
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup salted butter
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325*. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper. (important or they will never come off the pan) In a medium bowl combine oats, flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix well with a wire wisk; set aside. In a large bowl combine sugar and butter with an electric mixer at medium speed to form a grainy paste. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until smooth. Add flour mixture and blend just until combined. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto baking sheets 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown. Let cool, then peel off cookies. ENJOY!!
post #102 of 223
Here is my contribution...I have been making these forever...they have been a constant in our Christmas baking

CHIPIT DREAMS

6 oz chocolate chips
6 oz butterscotch chips (sometimes I just use double the amount of choc chips)
8 oz block of cream cheese
1 cup of marachino cherries..well drained and chopped in 1/4..you can add nuts or raisins if you don't like cherry...I want to try with candied ginger..
2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups dessicated coconut for rolling in ...sometimes I roll them in nuts, or cocoa powder

Melt chips and stir in cream cheese till melted. Stir in marshmallows and fruit until well mixed...make sure the chipit mix isn't too hot when you stir in the marshmallows..

Put in fridge till mix will form a ball...

Roll in coconut..keep in fridge or freezer

They are REALLY tasty!!
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post #103 of 223
Hi there everybody. I've been making these for several years now. Everybody seems to love them. Recipe from Best of Country Cookies cookbook.

Five-Chip Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar.
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (Each) milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, vanilla chips and butterscotch chips.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
Yield 4-1/2 dozen.

Very yummy
post #104 of 223
My two newest favorites from last year:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/thin-mint-crackers/detail.aspx
So so close to the Girl Scout Thin Mints!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Moms-Ginger-Snaps/Detail.aspx?strb=1
Great Ginger Snaps! Easy to make, very pretty with red and green sugar on top - and OOOOH so addicting. They're a little bit crunchy, but 5 seconds in the microwave mmmm mmm mmmm!
post #105 of 223
We make these every year in my family. They are a huge hit.


Magic Cookie Bars

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tab sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely
6 ounces chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Measure cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter into 13 x 9 x 2" pan. Mix
thoroughly. With back of spoon, press mixture evenly and firmly in bottom of pan to form crust. Pour condensed milk evenly over the graham cracker crumbs. Sprinkle coconut over the milk. Sprinkle chips over the coconut then put the walnuts on top. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 25 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool. Cut into bars.

We make different versions with different chips and nuts. There are never any of these left.
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