I’ve been in the kitchen A LOT lately. The holiday season really makes me want to bake more than I ever have. I tried some new Christmas treats and I will be sharing them with y’all today!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Spoons (from here)
Makes: 15 Spoons
You Will Need:
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (for melting)
Smooth Peanut Butter
Lay out a piece of wax paper to place the spoons on once dipped.
Melt the chocolate chips however you prefer. I always use a double-boiler because I think that works best.
Dip your spoon in peanut butter, then dip half of the spoon in chocolate.
Place the spoon on wax paper and immediately add your sprinkles.
Make sure your spoons harden completely. Store in fridge.
When ready to serve, stir spoon in hot milk or hot water until completely melted.
These would make great little gifts. Also, it tastes delicious!
Sugar Cookie Truffles (from here)
Makes: 30 Truffles
You Will Need:
24 Sugar Cookies (already cooked)
4 oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature)
White Chocolate (for melting)
Lay out a sheet of wax paper on top of a cookie sheet to place truffles on.
Crush sugar cookies.
Add cream cheese and mix together until able to press into a ball.
Shape cookies into small balls. Place on the cookie sheet and place in freezer for 20 minutes.
Melt white chocolate however you prefer.
Dip each truffle in the chocolate and place back onto the lined cookie sheet. Immediately top with sprinkles.
Once completely hardened, they are ready to eat!
Store in fridge until ready to serve.
I brought these to work one day and they were a hit! Super delicious!
Gingerbread Christmas Light Cupcakes (from here)
Makes: 15 Cupcakes
You Will Need:
For the Cupcakes –
½ Cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
½ Cup Powdered Sugar
½ Cup Molasses
1 Large Egg
1 Large Egg Yolk
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
1 ¼ Tsp. Ground Ginger
1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
½ Tsp. Ground Allspice
½ Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
¼ Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
½ Cup Hot Milk
For the Icing –
1 Cup Salted Butter (softened)
2 Cups Powdered Sugar (sifted)
2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
4 Tbsp. Milk
Preheat the oven to 347°F and line your cupcake pan with liners.
Mix together the unsalted butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
Add the molasses, egg, and egg yolk and mix together.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix together. Be sure to not overbeat.
Heat your milk however you prefer. I did mine on the stove. Be sure not to boil it!
Add the milk to your bowl and mix.
Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until springy and golden.
Make sure the cupcakes are completely cooled before you start to ice.
For the icing, beat the salted butter until it is no longer yellow, but white.
Add the sifted powdered sugar slowly while mixing.
Add the vanilla extract. Add the milk slowly while mixing until the right consistency has been reached.
Ice your cupcakes.
Draw a line around the top of the cupcake with the writing chocolate.
Put the M&M’s sideways on the lines to make the Christmas lights!
These were amazing! They were soooo delicious! I HIGHLY recommend these!
Let me know what Christmas recipes you love and also if you try any of these! Be sure to go and enter my Christmas Giveaway if you haven’t already! Come back tomorrow for more blogmas!