It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas … and taste like it too! The winter bacchanalia that consists of me stuffing myself full of cookies to take my mind off the fact that I can’t stuff myself with wine right now has begun. And so, I spent some time this weekend making delicious Christmas cookies.
With all of my down time right now, I’m taking on little projects, like writing out all my favourite recipes in a pleasing fashion and organizing them in this pretty little recipe box I didn’t need that I bought at Chapters. Huzzah for pretty little things!
I decided to make my two favourite Christmas cookies from when I was growing up. These have been in the family so long, I have no clue where they came from. Both are absolutely atrocious for you, with no redeeming qualities other than absolute deliciousness. Enjoy!
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup coconut
3 blocks semi-sweet chocolate
2 blocks bitter-sweet chocolate
Roll together ingredients from peanut butter to coconut.
Roll into balls and chill. Melt chocolate in bain-marie.
Roll balls through chocolate with two forks until coated. Chill.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup graham wafer crumbs
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 cup walnuts
1 can Eagle Brand milk over all
Melt butter in 8-inch square pan. Pat graham wafer crumbs in pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts over top.
Pour Eagle Brand mild over all. Sprinkle with candied cherries.
Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.
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