Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes

I want to share some of my favorite holiday recipes with you :).  Its not Christmas at my home unless I make these.  My little guys and hubby love them and I hope you will too :)!!  


1/2 Cup butter (Soften)
1 Cup granulated sugar Sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 egg
1/3 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 Cups all of purpose flour
4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat over to 375 degrees.  Placed soften butter in mixing bowl.  Add 1 cup sugar, baking soda and cream of tartar.  Beat until well combined.  Beat in the egg and vanilla until its all blended.  Start to blend flour, adding slowly until you mix it all in.

Now cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest in fringe for an hour.

In a separate bowl combine 4 Tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon.

Take first mix from fridge and roll dough into 1 inch balls.  Roll balls in the sugar/cinnamon mix.  Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10 to 11 minutes.

Afterward let cool on cooling rake.

Twix Cheese Cake

(This one is super easy)

1 package cream-cheese
1 container cool whip
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 chocolate Graham-cracker Crust  
1 package or twix mini's
Caramel (Optional
Blend cream-cheese, cool whip, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl melt most of your Twix.  Leave a few out for topping later.

Mix melted twix in with the rest.  When its all well blended add to Graham-cracker crust.
(Please note you can be done at this point you don't have to do anything to the top. 

At this point I take the few twix I put the side and crush them up to spread around the top.  Then I drizzle caramel everywhere :)

Important let this sit in the fridge for an hour before cutting into it.  It needs to set :)

Please note twix is only 1 option for this recipe.  You can substiate almost anything for the twix.  Thanksgiving I made a snickers cheese cake.  Or oreos, strawberries ect...  Anything you want! :)

Thick extra chocolate chip cookies

1/2 stick (2 ounces) butter softened
6 tablespoons graduated sugar
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose loud
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375

In a bowl mix the butter, brown sugar, graduated sugar, salt and vanilla.  Mix until well blended.  Add the egg and mix until all combined.

Mix flour and baking soda in separate bowl.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend all together.

Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.  (This is kinda a wet batter so you may want to use a spoon to help so you don't have a mess on your fingers.)  Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove and let cool.

Muddy Buddies

This was the first time I made this.  I'm not to happy with how it looks, but it taste AMAZING!!

9 cups of chex cereal of your choice (Can be rice, corn or wheat)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter 
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar  

Place cereal in large bowl and put to side.

In a microwave able bowl put the peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter.  Melt for 1 minute then mix.  If its not creamy melt again in 30 sec. intervals until its smooth.

Dump this mixture over the cereal and mix  until its completely coated.

Pore in a 2 gallon seal-able bag.
Add the powdered sugar and shake until its coated.

Place on wax paper to cool.  Then put in a container to store in fridge.