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HOW TO MAKE PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES RECIPE

Looking for the ultimate Christmas cookie? Look no more… This might be the ultimate Christmas cookie. It has a great peppermint flavor, chunks of chocolate, glazed and topped with the iconic red-and-white peppermint candies. Watch the video and learn the MOST important step when baking cookies, and how to get your glaze just right. These sweets are sure to be the hit of any cookie swap, so be sure to set some aside for yourself!

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 to 5 tablespoons heavy cream
12 round peppermint candies, crushed, for decorating

*** For directions watch the video.

Posted on Dec 17, 2013

HOW TO MAKE SALTED TOFFEE CHOCOLATE SQUARES COOKIES RECIPE

Watch and learn how to make this ridiculously easy and addictive cookie! These are perfect for bake sales, potlucks, and parties because they are so easy and quick to make. All you need is easy to find pantry ingredients and about 20 minutes, to be rewarded with sweet, salty, nutty goodness. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool. Once they do, you won’t be able to stop eating them.

Yield: 24 cookies

14 graham crackers, or enough to cover baking sheet
1 bag (8 ounces) toffee bits
1-1/2 cups toasted natural almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup (4 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, chopped, or chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt

*** For directions watch the video.

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

HOW TO MAKE CHEWY OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES RECIPE

Watch and learn how to make this truly GREAT oatmeal cookie… Golden-brown on top, nice and chewy, and just sweet enough, YUM! To make these cookies, you’ll need the usual cookie-baking suspects (flour, baking soda, salt, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, an egg, and some pure vanilla extract), plus the ingredients that make these cookies special: old-fashioned rolled oats and raisins. If you don’t like or for a change substitute the raisins with dried cranberries or chocolate chips, or a combo.

Prep: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes 24 cookies

1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

*** For directions watch the video.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013

HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD COOKIES RECIPE

The smell of baking gingerbread is one of the best Christmas smells. Watch and learn how to make the gingerbread cookies, cut, shape, bake and decorate the gingerbread cookies. Gather your family and friends for great fun in the kitchen helping you decorate these cookies. A simple recipe that gets everyone into the kitchen baking together…

Makes 12 cookies

150 g unsalted butter
120 g brown sugar
5 Tablespoons golden syrup
400 g plain flour
1 heaped teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 heaped teaspoons ground ginger
Selection of colorful icings
Jelly tots

*** For directions watch the video.

Posted on Dec 14, 2013

HOW TO MAKE FUDGY ROCKY ROAD BARS RECIPE

Move over granola bar! Watch and learn how to make this incredibly rich, super-easy, and perfectly packable treat rocky road fudge bars! All it takes to make this super easy dessert is a layer of melted chocolate and chopped almonds on top of marshmallow-fluff-topped graham crackers, chill, and cut. The perfect treat to bring along your next picnic or road trip. If you do not like almonds, chopped walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts would also work well in this recipe.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes 18

8 graham crackers
1-1/2 cups natural almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
1 cup marshmallow creme
1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk

*** For directions watch the video.

Posted on Dec 14, 2013

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