Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas cookie tray

I made a last minute cookie tray for Hubby to take to work one day last week.  Just found the ingredients for some basic stuff and ran with it!
Chocolate Pretzel peanut clusters, Russian Teacakes, and Jam Pastries.  YUM.
The clusters were made using the recipe off the package of some chocolate bark I've been wanting to use.  I subbed in pretzels for the chow mein noodles since I already had pretsels on hand.  They also have peanut butter in them - they were so easy and really good!
These Russian Teacakes go by many names - Sandies, Mexican Wedding Cakes, etc.  I made mine with walnuts as pecans have priced themselves waaay out of my budget.  They are simple to make - here is a recipe that's very similar to mine.
I lined them up next to the pile of clusters and kept baking...
Last but not least were the jam pastries.  This recipe called for pie crust, jam, cinnamon sugar, and nuts.
You roll out the dough onto the sugar and press it in.  Then spread the jam on, sprinkle the nuts, roll the whole thing up, and slice to bake.
I think they came out so pretty!  Looks like I slaved for hours, but really,
I spent maybe one hour total on the whole thing!

YUM.  I think these would be good for breakfast, too.  Today is another baking day at my house in preparation for the cookies we leave out for the Fat Man  (:  
What's on your last minute agenda?  Any cookie baking?



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4 comments:

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Yum! You did a fabulous job! All the cookies look so good! Lucky people at your husband's office!! Angie xo

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I loev the pie crust idea! So pretty and fancy :)
Lina @fancy frugal life

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Barb said...

Nice to meet you, Gina! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your Christmas baking is amazing - I didn't make near as much - hoping my daughters will bring lots :)

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