Christmas Sweets for the Sweet

11 Dec
This coming weekend I will begin baking  Christmas sweets for my guys.
I wanted to share some recipes with you.

Buckeyes

Ingredients

2 lbs creamy peanut butter
1 lb butter
3 1/2 cups 10x powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
12 oz bag of milk chocolate chips
1/2 bar paraffin (shredded)
wax paper
toothpicks

Mix peanut butter, butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy and smooth. Form balls about the size of a quarter. Lay on tray putting a toothpick in each one and put trays in freezer for about 2 hours.
Mix chocolate chips and paraffin in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Remove balls from freezer and dip them 3/4 into chocolate mixture and sit on wax paper. Once they have cooled, take out toothpicks, and smooth over the hole. Store in a cool place.

Snickerdoodles


Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cream of tartar

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, shortening, eggs, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Shape dough into balls. Mix 2 tsp sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove from baking sheet.
(makes 4 dozen)

Here are a few new recipes I found on Pinterest that I am going to try this year.

Peanut Butter Reese Cup Cookies



Red Velvet Cookies

We will also be making chocolate chip cookies and Christmas cutout cookies.

What sweet treats are you making this year for Christmas?

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6 Responses to “Christmas Sweets for the Sweet”

  1. Jennifer Peterson December 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    oh I am soooo going to make those red velvet cookies:) Thanks for sharing

  2. BARBIE December 12, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    These all look yummy! My favorites are the Rolo Pretzels, and the saltine cracker toffee!

  3. Wendy December 13, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    Can't wait to try them out too! Blessings!

  4. Wendy December 13, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    Rolo pretzels sound yummy! Do you have the recipe to share? Blessings!

  5. victory December 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    I'm not much of a baker. How did you get the peanut butter mixture to roll into the balls (for the buckeyes)?

  6. mare ball December 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Love buck-eyes! Haven't seen them in years. Here's a post about the stuff I baked this year:http://adventuresintheballpark.blogspot.com/2012/12/twelve-days-of-goodies.htmlI really get caught up in baking at the holidays. Then I end up trying to lose the weight I gained over the holidays!

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