Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Cookie X-change Week 3

This month is flying by!
I can't believe Thanksgiving is next Thursday, and that we are in our 3rd week of
my cookie x-change!
Today I bring you a couple of Christmas cookie staples.

Snowball Cookies
Snowball cookies were always one of my favorite cookies to make as a kid, and even now as an adult. They are super easy, and they please just about everyone :)

Ingredients
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans/walnut (optional)
Additional powdered sugar

Directions
Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until fully mixed. Add flour with salt to creamed mixture, blend thoroughly. Add nuts and mix well. Chill dough for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and bake 8-10 minutes. Do not brown. Cool, then roll in additional powdered sugar before serving.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes
These little bites of goodness go quickly at the holidays in my house, as well as many other homes. If you live in Ohio, you probably already make these every year. If not, what is wrong with you?! :)

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
6 cups confectioner's sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside. Using a wooden spoon, mix together the peanut butter, sugar, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. (The dough will look dry.) Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Set them on the prepared cookie sheet and insert a toothpick into the top of each of them. Chill them in the freezer until hard (about 30 minutes). Melt the chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl atop a pot of simmering water over medium-high heat. Stir continuously until smooth. Remove the pan from the heat. Using the toothpick as a handle, dip the balls into the melted chocolate leaving a small circle at the top uncovered. Place the dipped candies back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate is set (about 2 hours). Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.


There you have it!
Two crowd pleasing recipes that will be sure to go quick at all of your holiday get togethers :)
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6 comments:

  1. omg!!! seriously these 2 are my FAVORITES ever! I suck at making buckeyes though lol

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    1. I love buckeyes, they are just so time consuming :(

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  2. I love snowball cookies!! One of my favorites!

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    1. They seriously are some of the best around!

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  3. yum! both of these look delicious :)

    xo brie
    www.sophistifunkblog.com

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