Delicious Christmas treats
For a winter-inspired treat, try using a snowflake cookie stamp. It will help add a subtle holiday touch to your baked goods!
- sugar cookie recipe
- cookie press
1 Cut your cookies into circles the same size as your cookie stamp.
2 With a steady hand, firmly press the cookie stamp on your cookie cirlces.
3 Bake as directed.
Cookie STAMP from Stampin' Up!, $23.28.
These marshmallows are a perfect treat to make with children - with a few lollipop sticks, some velvety chocolate and festive sparkles, they are delicious and fun to eat.
- 12 marshmallows
- 2 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips
- sparkles of your choice
1 Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate until smooth.
2 Place a marshmallow at the top of each lollipop stick.
3 Dip in the melted chocolate tapping off excess. Add sprinkles and leave to cool.
Makes 12 treats.
These elegant strawberries are easy to make and the perfect choice for a chic holiday dessert platter.
- 10 strawberries
- A good handful of bittersweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 handful of finely chopped almonds
1 Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Add the butter in small chunks. Stir once the chocolate is melted and transfer to a bowl.
2 Dip each strawberry into the warm chocolate and then into the almonds and place on a rack covered in parchment paper. Leave to set in the fridge.
Makes 10 strawberries.
Chestnut is such a festive ingredient to use during the holidays. These easy cookies start with store-bought wafers and an indulgent chestnut cream - perfect for this time of year!
- 24 chocolate wafer cookies
- 1/2 cup of chestnut puree
- 2 tbsp of heavy cream
1 Lay out 12 wafer cookies on a plate or cookie sheet. In a small bowl mix the chestnut puree and cream until the mixture is homogenous.
2 Using a small spoon, add a generous dollop of the chestnut puree at the center of each of the 12 wafers. Top each with the remaining wafers.
Makes 12 cookies.
The holiday season is all about giving. For a nice homemade gift, try stacking a few homemade cookies in a pretty box. Add a little ribbon and a personalized tags and gift away!