Sunday, December 22, 2019

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Last year I tried a new recipe for truffles and it was a huge success. I decided to make them again this year because the little balls are a nice addition to my cookie platters (they also taste divine).

I recommend using only chocolate sprinkles for these. I have tried using other colours but the chocolate gets all over them and it’s really not a good look.    

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

I just LOVE peanut butter and chocolate together. Here’s something that I haven’t baked for Christmas in a long time. This year I decided it was time to make some.

The recipe is very easy, but for some reason mine fell flat. I did double the recipe so that could have something to do with it. It doesn’t matter because they are still soft and delicious!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Shortbread Refrigerator Slice Cookies

Here’s a recipe that I’ve been making for years. It’s from a little booklet from Robin Hood flour, published in 1997. The recipe I’m writing up below is double the original.

It’s so easy and you can put anything you want in the dough. I had some walnuts and glacĂ© cherries but the original recipe calls for hazelnuts. I put nuts in the whole recipe, then, divided the dough and added cherries to some (more than half because I like the cherries).  You could also use chocolate chips, or nothing at all if you prefer them plain.

I made the dough last night and let it chill for 24 hours. Because it was nice and cold, it was easy to get perfect slices. Just be sure your knife isn’t dull or it may cause the dough to crumble as you cut. The number of cookies you get will depend on how skinny your log is and how thin or thick you cut your slices. My double batch gave me over 60 cookies.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Large Batch Gingerbread Cookies with Egg-free Royal Icing

I spent most of last Sunday in gingerbread heaven.

It took forever to roll and cut what I think was at least 70 cookies, but the kids had fun decorating and eating all the candies when then thought I wasn’t looking. I ended up having to decorate about 40 of them myself so I kept mine simple just to get through them all in good time. The kids loaded theirs up with all kinds of goodies.

Also, someone in the house used all my colouring to make slime so we only had white icing. You can make yours colourful if you want to.