So, want to see what I've been up to the past few days?:)
I made some Biscotti! I used this recipe, but I used 1 1/2 cups of cranberries and 3/4 cup of sliced almonds instead. Then I covered one side in melted white chocolate! mmmm....
Then I made some Coconut Balls....OMG these are amazing! I will admit I got them from Martha Stewart's site....I've always been a bit skeptic of her...to say the least, but these are SUCH winners! I love coconut. like LOVE. These taste like macaroons....sorta.....but at the same time its so buttery and crumbly melt in your mouth goodness :)
Heres the Recipe: (or find it here)
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened (or 1 cup)
- 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar, plus more for dusting
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Mix in flour and salt until they're just combined. Stir in coconut.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls;** I found that mine just would NOT form a dough, no matter HOW much I beat the mixture! So I just took the crumbs and formed it into little balls by squeezing them hard in my hands.....turned out great either way! :) place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake until just starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Roll the warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; let cool completely.
Peanut Butter Sensation Cookies
- 1/2 cup Shortening
- 1 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/4 cups Flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- HEAT oven to 375°F.
- COMBINE shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg.
- COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Mix into shortening mixture at low speed until just blended. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Make crisscross pattern on dough with floured fork.
- BAKE 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.
Well thats all for now, pretty LONGGGG post huh? :) well, I also made a coffe cake today, pics up tomorrow hopefully! :)
oh! and Happy Holidays everyone! =D