Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Cookies

I love to decorate Chrismas cookies! I had some new cookie cutters to try out this year so here they are..
I tried to spruce 'em up a bit with some sugar crystals :)

The snowmen didn't turn out quite how I had envisioned, but they were still fun to play around with.

Merry Christmas and happy baking!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sausage Pinwheels

These little things are delicious! Perfect for a party or to whip up when company is coming over.

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1/2 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 package croissant dough
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • chopped green onions

First, roll out the croissant dough and piece together each triangle to form a solid rectangle. Roll this out a bit to thin the dough...I'd guess it's around 11x13 or so in size...

Now with your sausage (it's 1/2 of the package of the standard breakfast sausage), spread it out over the croissant dough.

Sprinkle on a handful of grated cheese and top with chopped green onions.

Roll your creation up like you're making cinnamon rolls (roll the longest side), and slice into about 1 inch thick pieces.

Place on a cookie sheet and bake following the directions on the croissant package.

Serve and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


This is a super quick (and delicious) treat for the Holidays.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place mini pretzles (I used the square ones since the holes are smaller) on a baking sheet. Top each pretzel with a Rolo and bake for 4 minutes.

As soon as you take 'em out of the oven, press a pecan half down on each one and transfer to wax paper to cool.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispies are probably my favorite dessert in the universe. I *love* rice krispie treats! I'll take a rice krispie treat over a fancy smancy dessert any day.

I usually do a sprinkle of cinnamon when I make them, but this time I thought I'd try oreos. I had some oreos left over from these chocolate chip cookies, so to keep Danny and I from eating them all, I decided to make rice krispies. Why I thought this would be better for us than just eating the oreos, I have no idea. It's how I justify things.

So it's plain and simple. I made the Rice Krispie treat recipe off the cereal box and substituted 1 of the cups of Rice Krispies with 1 cup crushed oreos.

Serve and enjoy!