Winter Treats

Hello everyone! First, let me start by saying, I hope you had an amazing Christmas if you celebrate! A friend of mine and I made some nice festive treats the other day which I thought I would share.

The first thing we made was, Hot Chocolate Stirrers. If you would like to look at a recipe you can click here. We got the idea from one of my Christmas presents, which was a cook book called Sprinkles!

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The next thing we made were Butter Glazed Nutmeg Mounds. We got the idea for these from my friends recipe book called, The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book. It seems like a great book. If you would like to check that out, the recipe is in there.

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The last thing we made was Peppermint Bark. I love peppermint bark and we decided to make it a little bit differently. Some of our pieces of “bark” had peppermint and others had coconuts or other treats. They were an experiment and it turned out well.

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Everything was pretty tasty and I especially think the hot chocolate stirrers are an interesting idea!
I hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Christmas Cookies

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So, as it is the Christmas season, I decided to make some Christmas cookies! Can you believe it? Only two days until Christmas! I am so excited, and nothing says festive like sugar cookies. This particular recipe is really good. They are very delicious! I recommend this if you are looking for a nice sugar cookie recipe.

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Ingredients

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

I decided to cut them out into little stars and sprinkle some peppermint on top, just to add a more festive feeling.

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These were very tasty! I got the recipe from Allrecipies!

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

Wow, I am so grateful to have received another nomination for an award! Awards are so fun to receive and fun to give out! Thanks so much to Jhuls, Ada ~ More Food, Please, and Poppy’s PatisserieI really appreciate it, it’s so kind of you to think of me! It is such an honor! Jhuls has an amazing blog with some really delicious looking things on it! Ada has an incredible blog everything looks so tasty! Poppy’s blog is amazing and so fun! Thanks so much, if you guys haven’t, you should check their blogs out!

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Here are the rules:

1. You must link the person who has nominated you.
2. You must share 7 things other bloggers may not know about you.
3. Nominate up to 15 people.
4. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

Here are my seven facts about me:

1. To get in the festive spirit, I have been learning Christmas songs on my ukulele.
2. I tend to wait until the last minute to get things done, but I’m improving!
3. For school, I am currently creating a pillow, out of an old shirt. Maybe I’ll show you a picture when I’m finished!
4. I recently played the Nurse in my schools play of Romeo and Juliet.
5. Christmas is my favorite holiday.
6. I just started a new song on my violin.
7. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip.

Here are my nominees:

My Year Of Cupcakes
Yummy Chunklet
Food Daydreaming
Dentist Chef
Fudging Ahead
Honk If You’re Vegan
Bitter Sweet
Oh Lidia
Fig & Quince
Marie-When spoon meets pot
Shivaay Delights
Table of Colors
The Hungry Mum
Go Bake Yourself
Easy Baked

Thanks so much, again I am really honored! 🙂

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have always admired the chocolate cookie. The other day I was craving one and I had a recommendation from a classmate to make cookies, so I decided to make chewy chocolate chip cookies. They were quite a big success and I think you should try this recipe out:

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Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups butter or 1 1/4 cups margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups peanut butter chips or 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Directions:

1 Heat oven to 350°.

2 In large mixer bowl; cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3 Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

4 Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually blend into creamed mixture. Stir in peanut butter or chocolate chips.

5 Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes. (Do not overbake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.).

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6 Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet onto wire rack. Cool completely.

This was an easy recipe and so tasty! Thank you to: http://www.food.com/recipe/chewy-chocolate-cookies-5049