Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What I've Been Doing Tonight

This is the best new recipe that I've gotten this year. It is so simple and everyone loves them. You lay your pretzels on a cookie sheet. Put a Rolo on top of each one. Put them in the oven at 200 degrees for about 2 minutes or until the chocolate looks shiny. Take them out and press a pecan half in each one. They are like turtle candies. Put them in the fridge for 5 min. or so to harden. This is a new Christmas cookie recipe that I got out of this month's Taste of Home magazine. I really liked the cookies even without the frosting. They use powdered sugar instead of granulated. The frosting is different too in that it uses meringue powder and corn syrup among other things. I started playing with the frosting on my last cookie and got a neat tie dye effect. Check out the second cookie picture on the right hand bottom. I think I'll make some more and really play with the icing some more. I was just too tired tonight. FYI cereal bags make great waxed paper to put your cookies on or use as dividers between layers of cookies or candy.

This one you do the same as above, except use Hershey Kisses and M and M's. I used the "Holiday" mint M and M's.
We have a potluck tomorrow at work and these three things are what I am taking. I want to make some more stuff on Friday night and hopefully get my Christmas cards done (make that STARTED and done). We have our first Christmas on Saturday with Tim's family. I still have some gifts to get ready for that also.

9 comments:

Char said...

Those look yummy!! I can't wait to try the turtle thingys on Saturday!! Mmmmm!!
I made these really cute small cut out cookies that i'll post a picture of on my blog. They are from last years quick cooking mag.

Mom2samandsawyer said...

wow, go you. They are as nice as mine though. Did you see my beauties???

Crys said...

Those look fantastic!!! When do mine arrive in the mail???

vwiller said...

Maybe next year we can do a big cookie/candy day at my NEW house! I am not making any of the cookie/candy items this year...but my dad has started and already sent me a secret stash of chocolate peaunut butterchip (my fave)

Cheryl said...

Oh yummy. I bet Ryan would love to help me make those. We may try the turtle ones. YUMMY!!

Char said...

Ok, Can you stop torturing me with these pictures!! YUMMY!!
I can't wait to eat some of it..... oops, i mean, i can't wait to see you Saturday (and eat the yummy treats!) ;)

Mom2samandsawyer said...

lura,

I might actually try making these (although they are a little too easy for me). Can you tell me where to get Rollieos? Are they in tiny packages at the checkout or in bags? Also, are these just to eat right away or could you make them Fri and take them to a party Sunday?

Lura said...

The Rolos come in big packages in the candy section w/ all the other chocolates. You could make them several days in advance. Just put them in a tin or tupperware container or something.

littleladyboutique said...

Wow! These are look so yummy! :)