|Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies|
OK. I know you have already seen the above cookies. I'm not losing my mind, I promise. Think of today as a day without words. A quiet day, where one thinks in thoughts. Imagine if you will, all the sweets in the world without calories. Not a bad thought, eh? (I suppose then I'd find another vice and one that would probably be loaded with calories!)
Well, I don't know about you, but I am in total overload and I kind of feel guilty about overloading you more. So today, I'm just posting some of our sweet family favorites, that I usually make about now. This year it is just me and Manservant, so looking at these are kind of like taking a trip down memory lane.
First up, is my famous Fool's Toffee. I've been making these since before the kid's were born. It is buttery, chocolatey and crisp like real toffee, and totally addicting. Don't say I didn't warn you. And did I say these take about 15 minutes to prepare? A perfect gift if you don't eat it all yourself! Alex and Manservant love these.
|Magic Cookie Bars|
|Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites|
|Mocha Macadamia Chocolate Bark|
|Shortbread Cookie Cut Outs|
|Gazebo Icebox Cookies|
|Alton's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies|
I couldn't forgive myself if I didn't give you my recipe for Spritz cookies. My Omi used to make them all year long only she left the powdered sugar off. These can also be shaped into all the cute little Christmas things, but I like the fact that Omi kept them simple. You will too, I promise!
Last, but certainly not least...I have to give you this. A Chocolate Krantz Cake or Babka. Yes, it is more like a bread and one I could totally collapse in. It is over the top delicious and I am not taking that word lightly. Yes, this takes some time to make. Yes, it looks difficult, but it really isn't. All I'm saying is... if you happen to be snowed in-well this will take your mind off of it. Some things you just have to do and I promise you that this recipe will do just that. I've tried quite a few and this is the one that reigns supreme!
|Chocolate Babka or Krantz Cake|
So, I guess these will keep you busy. I'm assuming you aren't busy enough! This way though, I have many of the family jewels all in one spot. (If you aren't considering my tummy!)
Have a great weekend! Soon I'll be posting a few quick appetziers and two people can win a $25 Whole Foods gift card. So get ready. And in the meantime, please tell me what is your favorite sweet?
P.S. It feels weird not writing a recipe!
German Apple Pancake
Belgian Liege Waffles
Cranberry Chipotle Wonton Cups
Mushroom Lover's Pastry
3 Ingredient Artichoke Dip
Smoked Trout Pate
Savory Sweet Potato Latkes
Not My Mama's Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken, Artichoke, Mushroom Casserole
Porcini Mushroom Lasagna
My Mother's Brisket
Boneless Rib Roast and Baked Rice
Hot Brown Sandwich
Sweet and Hot Green Onion Mustard
Frozen Cranberry Salad
Fresh Cranberry and Apple Salad
Shortbread Nut Bars
World Peace Cookies
Chocolate Icebox Toffee Cookies
Shortbread Cookie Cut Outs
Double Chocolate Mocha Macadamia Bark
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
Chocolate Krantz Cake or Babka