HOLIDAY COOKIE/BAR/BROWNIE book!!!

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Sarawithanh, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Erik

    Erik Admin

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    It's not summer yet.
     
  2. SarahM

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    It's a good point; I'm still under snow here, who diets in the snow?!

    Cookies :hehe:
     
  3. Blondell

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  4. Cindy Day

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    OH, I NEED THIS RECIPE!!!! TOO lazy to look back, is it here? :uhuh:
     
  5. SarahM

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    Ohhh yes indeedy. With thanks to another Sarah, also with an h ;)

    [Holiday] "Who needs an excuse like the Holidays for these beauties" Pretzels

    24 Hershey's chocolate kisses
    24 round small pretzels
    24 M&Ms plain chocolate candies (Valentine, Halloween, 4th of July, Christmas, Easter colors...)

    1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
    2. Coat a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
    3. Place pretzels on cookie sheet and top with a Hershey Kiss.
    4. Bake for 4 minutes.
    5. Remove from oven and push an M&M into the chocolate.
    6. Try and get the chocolate to cover the inside of the pretzel.
    7. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes or until chocolate has set.
    8. Remove pretzels from cookie sheet, eat, enjoy and kiss the cook!


    My kind of cooking. The lazy version :hehe:
     
  6. SarahM

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    Ooops, sorry. Chin up tiger, not for much longer eh? :buddies:
     
  7. Ana

    Ana Think back...Move forward

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    Hahahahaha I can come in here now and it doesn't even phase me :banana:
     
  8. Cindy Day

    Cindy Day Well-Known Member

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    THANK YOU!!! (and SarahwithanH)
     
  9. Lingerie Lady

    Lingerie Lady Face Your Fears!

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    I started the holiday baking yesterday, and right off, used a new recipe. It turned out pretty good, so I thought I would share.

    COCONUT CRANBERRY BARS

    1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    1 1/2 cups special dark chocolate chips
    1 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
    1 cup flaked coconut
    1 cup chopped walnuts

    Combine cracker crumbs and butter; press into greased 9 - 13 pan. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; mix well. Gently spread over crust.

    Bake at 350 for 25 - 28 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

    The original recipe called for white or vanilla chips and chopped pecans, but since I didn't have either, I substituted the dark choc chips & walnuts.

    Delish, but messy. I always seem to have trouble with stuff with the graham cracker crust . . . doesn't come out of the pan very well. Next time I'll try patting it in better, maybe it won't fall apart so much.
     
  10. Ana

    Ana Think back...Move forward

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    These look :yum:
     
  11. Lingerie Lady

    Lingerie Lady Face Your Fears!

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    They were! :wink:
     
  12. Lingerie Lady

    Lingerie Lady Face Your Fears!

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    I realize I'm on kind of a chocolate cranberry theme here, but I just discovered another great recipe. They were so good there's not enough left to put on the cookie trays for all the neighbors, so I had to make another batch tonight.

    Cranberry, Orange & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

    2 cups flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    3/4 cup butter, softened
    1 cup sugar
    1 large egg
    2 - 3 tsp orange zest
    1/2 cup dried cranberries (I used 3/4 cup in second batch)
    1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (again, I used 3/4 cup in second batch)

    Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.

    In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar, beating with electric mixer just until light. Beat in the egg and orange zest. Gradually add the flour mixture on low speed, stirring just until combined. Stir in cranberries and chips.

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoons (about 1 1/4") on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat sheet. Bake 9 - 12 minutes at 350, or until the edges are very lightly browned.

    Cool for 3 - 4 minutes then tranfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Go off plan, indulge and enjoy! :lol:
     
  13. jcdeen

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    I love these too ! :drool:
     
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  17. Ali

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  18. jcdeen

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    Ali, nice lil blog you got goin on there!

    wrt the last post... I think it's awesome how you look at training, and use your "me time". I hope others get a chance to read it, and think about it. I feel that the gym time, well for me is an opportunity to just rid myself of all the little daily stresses of life. especially on deadlift day... haha, if you have any more stress after your last set of deadlift, you better think about doing another one!
     
  19. Ali

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    Ha! Thanks. I gotta get back to that blog. I'm soooo inconsistent!
     
  20. Lingerie Lady

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    I just found another recipe that I'm adding to my holiday cooking file for next year. Tried these last night and they are absolutely amazing! Sarah had posted a White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie recipe way back when this thread first started. This recipe is slightly different. It's a little smaller batch, so it's nice for when you don't need ton of cookies, and the addition of coconut makes them extra heavenly . . . or sinful, depending on how you look at it ;)

    White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Cookies

    1 2/3 cup flour
    3/4 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    3/4 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 egg
    1 12 oz pkg white chocolate chips
    1 cup flaked coconut, toasted, if you like (I didn't toast mine)
    3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

    In small bowl, mix flour, bkg powder & bkg soda.

    In large bowl, combine the butter, sugars & vanilla extract. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, beat mixture until creamy (1 - 2 minutes).

    Add in the egg. Beat until well mixed (1 - 2 minutes).

    Reduce speed to low. Gradually add in flour mixture, beating well after each addition (1 - 2 minutes). With your hand (or dough beater attachments), stir in the chips, coconut and nuts.

    Drop by rounded Tbspful onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 - 11 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire rack. Recipe says to bake at 375, I didn't pay attention and just realized this morning that I baked them at 350, but the time frame was still right and the cookies turned out great.

    Warning - DEFINITELY NOT plan friendly!
     

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