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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Christmas cookies & treats...

Gunterkat's dessert recipe got me thinking about a treat that my mom tried for the first time a few days ago.

Basically, you get a bag of pretzels that are kind of honey-combed shaped (I think she said Rold Gold makes them) and you lay a bunch of them out on a cookie sheet that has parchment paper or wax paper on it. On top of each pretzel you put a Rolo. Stick these in a warm oven (I think mom said she had hers at 275°) for about 3 to 4 minutes, or just enough time to warm the Rolos up enough to squish but not melt all over the place. Take the sheet out of the oven and on top of each pretzel-Rolo combo you put a pecan half, pushing it in the Rolo a bit to flatten the candy out.

She brought a few over here for us to try; they're yummy, kind of like a turtle but with pretzel added.

Ken's work Christmas party is actually an after-Christmas party this year but I'm making a bunch of these and taking them with. Quick, simple and yummy! Mom said the most time-consuming part was unwrapping the Rolos.

Feel free to continue this thread by adding some Christmas goodie favs of yours!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 09:33 AM
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Jo, this reminds me of a recipe I have that has a pretzel base, with chocolate and peanut butter. A friend I used to work with gave me the recipe, and they were delicious! I'll see if I can dig it up, just to give a variation to your yummy recipe.
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KOLACHI!!!!!

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You can do the same thing to the pretzels using Hershey Kisses. So easy!
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You can do the same thing to the pretzels using Hershey Kisses. So easy!
Hey! You just gave me an idea. Have you noticed how there are so many Hershey's Kisses flavors to choose from during the Christmas season? So far I've seen, regular, Hugs, mint, cocoa, caramel and cherry cordial. Any of these would be good with these little treats. I have to admit, though, I think Rolos taste better than caramel Kisses.
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Here's the peanut butter cookie recipe that hubby made this weekend. They are yummy!

Peanut Butter Cookies
(Makes about 60 1 ½” cookies.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line 2 cookie sheets.

Whisk together:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda

Beat in a large bowl until well blended:
1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar

Beat in:
1 large egg
1 cup peanut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla

Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients until blended. Shape into 1” balls, and arrange about 2” apart on the cookie sheets. Press flat with a fork. Bake 1 sheet at a time, about 10 – 12 minutes. Let stand briefly, then remove from cookie sheet onto a rack to cool.

Dave didn’t flatten the cookies with a fork, and then they were a bit thicker and softer. Delicious!
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Geri, I just have to comment on your new signature - hilarious! The expression on your cat's face is perfect.
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Here's the peanut butter cookie recipe that hubby made this weekend. They are yummy!

Peanut Butter Cookies
(Makes about 60 1 ½” cookies.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line 2 cookie sheets.

Whisk together:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda

Beat in a large bowl until well blended:
1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar

Beat in:
1 large egg
1 cup peanut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla

Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients until blended. Shape into 1” balls, and arrange about 2” apart on the cookie sheets. Press flat with a fork. Bake 1 sheet at a time, about 10 – 12 minutes. Let stand briefly, then remove from cookie sheet onto a rack to cool.

Dave didn’t flatten the cookies with a fork, and then they were a bit thicker and softer. Delicious!
Thanks, Geri! I can't wait to try it.

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I think that's the same recipe I use! I love peanut butter cookies.




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I think that's the same recipe I use! I love peanut butter cookies.
Moi aussi! I like the # pattern! What is that anyway?

Does anyone know any TRADITIONAL IRISH Christmas goodies? I've heard fish is a big part of the traditional festivities...

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