I love baking, especially around the holidays. This year I made frosted sugar cookies, creamy mints, almond roca cookies and peanut butter blossoms. Thankfully, my sister came over one day to help me bake and watch the boys. Otherwise, there is no way I could have finished them all.
Something new I tried this year were these yummy, creamy mints. They were easy to make and I found the recipe on Pinterest. It's easy to have only have one, because they are pretty sugary.
My sister and Parker helped with these. I had Parker count out the kisses and put them in piles of five, to keep him busy for a few minutes. He had fun pouring the ingredients in the bowl too.
And I had to make the classic frosted sugar cookie. I made Christmas trees, snowflakes, ice skates, Christmas lights and ornaments. I got a little careless with frosting the last half of the cookies, it was taking a little too long and I probably made more than I should. Good thing we'll have a lot of people together for Christmas to eat them all.
Almond Roca Cookies are my favorite and I make them every Christmas. They remind me of my Grandma, we always used to bake a lot of goodies around the holidays.
1 Cup butter
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup sugar
1 egg yolk beaten
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Cups cake flour (1 Cup sifted flour minus 2 Tbsp. = 1 Cup cake flour)
1 Large Hershey's Chocolate bar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and flour and mix well. Spread on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Melt large Hershey's bar and spread on hot cookies, then sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
Let cool and then cut.
Hope everyone has a sweet Christmas!
Happy Champagne Thursday!