Monday, December 12, 2011

Scenes from the "Baking of Christmas Cheer"

Act I :
"Christmas Pretzels"

something salty + something sweet = something simply delicious!

Preheat oven to 350
place pretzel squares on baking sheet, top with unwrapped chocolate kiss,
bake 1-2 minutes (until kiss begins to melt), remove from oven,
top with m&m pushed gently down in the center of chocolate kiss, 
chill in refrigerator until set.

Act II :
"Dreamy Chocolate Cookies"

soooooo incredibly yummy!!! Truly dreamy!!

21/4 cup all purpose flour                       1 cup brown sugar
               1/2 cup cocoa                                3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda                                    1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt                                   2 large eggs
1 cup margarine softened                     2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

-combine flour, cocoa, baking soda & salt in small bowl.
-beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar & vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy.
-beat in eggs for about 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
-gradually beat in flour mixture
-stir in chocolate chips, & drop by rounded Tbsp. onto ungreased cookie sheet
-bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until cookies "puff"

Act III :
"Wrapping It Up"

and now off to deliver a bit of  "Christmas Cheer"!

 Happy Monday!
love & blessings,


  1. Oh, you have me so inspired, Jill! My house is finally starting to look a bit like Christmas so now I need to start baking! Who are the lucky ones to get these goodies?? Lori

  2. They were yummy Jill!! Thanks for sharing your recipes!!

  3. They were yummy Jill!! Thanks for sharing your recipes!!


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