Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Melting Moments

Shortbread cookies are a 
popular Christmas cookie.
There are several way to make them.
This is a simple fast recipe.
And they are so good,
a melt in your mouth good.

This recipe yields about 2 1/2 doz. 

1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup icing sugar(confectioner's sugar)
1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt.

cherries or gumdrops
 for decorations.

Preheat Oven to 300 deg. F

With an electric mixer or hand mixer,
 cream butter.
Add icing sugar and blend well.
Mix in vanilla.

In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, 
cornstarch and salt together.
Add to the butter mixture 
and blend together.

Form dough into small round balls approx. 1 inch.
Place balls on parchment lined 
baking sheets and flatten each ball with a fork. 
Decorate with small bits of 
cherries or gumdrops. 
I cut small pieces of gumdrops.

Bake approx 18-20 minutes.
Let cool completely.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Another favourite cookie I make is:

Cranberry Orange Shortbread

Thanks for visiting my blog xo.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Reindeer Droppings

Easy and fast to make,  
this delicious no bake cookie treats 
are sure to delight children
and adults also.

This recipe makes about 6 dozen balls.

1 can (300ml) sweetened condensed milk 
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled.
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1 1/2 cups fine or medium coconut
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Additional graham crumbs for rolling 
the cookie balls. 

      In a mixer blend the 
      sweetened condensed milk,
      butter and vanilla 
      until well blended.

      Add the coconut, graham cracker crumbs 
      and chocolate chips. Mix to combine.

      Refrigerate the dough at least an hour
       before rolling into 1 1/4 inch balls.

      Roll the balls in graham crumbs 
      and chill until firm.

      Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
      Great for gift giving.
      They freeze well also.

      Coconut, Chocolate Chips and
       Graham Cracker Crumbs, Yummy!

      Thanks for your visit xo