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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Recipes

With the hectic holiday season taking over our lives, it's difficult to keep up with everything-including blogs. LOL. One thing my daughter and I love to do this time of year is bake. As a short sweet blog today, I'm dropping one of our favorite recipes here to share. I'd love it if ya'll would post your favorites here as well. Share the good stuff. I'm always looking for a new dish to try.


KC’s Favorite Cookie
Chocolate Thumbprints

Ingredients:
½ cup of butter
2/3 cup of sugar
1 egg, separated
2 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup self-rising flour
1/3 cup of baking cocoa
1 cup of chopped walnuts

Creamy center:
½ confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon of softened butter
2 teaspoons of milk
¼ teaspoon of vanilla
1 bag of chocolate kisses

Mix:
Dough:
Butter, sugar, egg yolk, mild & vanilla until creamy in a mixing bowl. Gradually add flour and cocoa to the mixture. Blend well into a stiff batter. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Remove from fridge. Roll into balls. Place chopped walnuts on a paper plate.
Creamy Center:
Combine confectioner’s sugar, butter, milk and vanilla and stir until smooth.

Whip the egg white with a fork in a small bowl. Roll the chocolate balls in the egg white. Roll the dipped balls in the walnuts, coating it well. Place on cookie sheet. Press thumb in center. Spoon a little of the creamy mixture into indention. Place Chocolate kiss in center.

Bake:
350 degrees for about 12 minutes or until done.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Cheerful New Year!
Tara Nina
www.taranina.com

4 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

OMG, that recipe sounds delish. Thanks for sharing, Tara - hope you and yours have an awesome holiday season. :)

jean hart stewart said...

They sound wonderful...what the heck is self-riding flour?

Fiona McGier said...

Most of my Christmas cookies recipes are too tedious to make more than once a year. I have a couple of sandwich cookies that I make every year, and the rest change from year to year, based on what the family asks for.

Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a great, and sweet Christmas!

Fiona McGier said...

Jean, I'm imagining the flour bag bouncing on the counter yelling, "Who's your Daddy?" Can you tell I write smut? ;-D