Happy Holidays to all!! I am sharing with you an old cookie creation I came up with for a contest and this one has become our favorite cookie that not only pairs well with a glass of milk but even better with a glass or red wine!! I hope you enjoy it…
Walnut Cherry Cheddar Cookies
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
11/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup dried cherries chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate baking morsels
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl add first four ingredients and mix until smooth. In a separate mixing bowl add flour, baking soda and mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated should be stiff dough, next add cherries, cheddar cheese and walnuts. Use a small cookie scoop and place on lined cookie sheets you will get 26 to 30 cookies.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Place in a microwave safe glass bowl white chocolate baking morsels and vegetable oil microwave 30 seconds mix and if not all melted add to microwave and additional 10 seconds do this in increments not to burn the chocolate. Slightly cool and place in a small zip lock bag close and clip a corner of the bag to create a piping bag drizzle white chocolate on cookies. Place cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden back the chocolate. Let the cookies sit at room temperature before eating.
My Cinnamon Rum Peach Stuffed Crepes !
½ cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon rum extract
1 tablespoon melted butter
21 oz. can Peach pie filling or topping
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup rum
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup whipped topping
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 orange zest & sliced
¼ cup pecans chopped
1 tablespoon basil chopped fine
In a mixing bowl add first 7 ingredients with a hand help mixer mix until smooth batter.
In a frying pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, ladle 1/3 cup of batter over medium high heat cook crepe until crepe loosen from pan flip and cook second side 1 minute or so. Repeat
Take a sharp knife and run knife up and down in pie filling can to cut up the peaches pour filling in a pan add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon mix well. Spread 1/3 cup of warm pie filling on each crepes fold crepes over filling.
To remaining filling add rum and butter and bring to a simmer. Pour on top of crepes.
Mix whipped topping, rum extract, and cinnamon and orange zest, Top crepes sprinkle with pecans and basil.
These are perfect easy to put together and everyone will love them.
Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Dumplings
2 green apples
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup Ocean Spray Ruby Cranberry Juice Drink
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
8 buttermilk biscuits
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Fresh cranberries (optional)
Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Spray with non-stick cooking spray a 9x12x2 pan and set aside
Remove the cores from the apples and cut each apple into 8 equal slices place apple slices in a bowl toss with lime juice to coat well to prevent them from turning brown. Do not peel the apples.
On stove top in a small sauce pan add cranberry juice, butter and brown sugar bring to a simmer and simmer until butter is melted and the sugar has dissolved.
On a clean surface cut each biscuits in half take a piece of the dough and press down to stretch dough big enough to wrap around apple slice press down the dough to seal it well around the apple slice place in greased pan repeat for the remaining 15 arranging them in one layer.
Pour the hot syrup over the dumplings. In a small bowl mix the sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle over the dumplings. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Serve 2 warm dumplings per person you may also garnish with fresh cranberries.
The Perfect Holiday Mini Bites
1.9oz Athens mini fillo shells
1 cup prepared stuffing
1/4 cup whole cranberry sauce
3 oz. brie cheese cut in 15 cubes
¼ cup walnut
Turn oven to broil
Place mini fillo shells on a cookie sheet. Fill each shell with ½ teaspoon of stuffing top with ¼ teaspoon cranberry sauce and with 1 piece of cheese. Place on the very top oven rack and broil 2 to 3 minutes just until the cheese has started to melt. Remove from oven and sprinkle each mini bites with walnuts. Serve immediately.