The girls always get together for a cookie exchange before Christmas. It’s an excuse to have some yummy treats and wine! Here are the recipes from this year’s exchange that I received electronically:
Erin’s Chocolate Truffles
2 ½ packages (20 squares) semi-sweet Baker’s chocolate
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
For decoration: sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc
Beat the cream cheese in a mixer till smooth. Melt 8 squares (one package) of the chocolate and blend into the cream cheese. Chill until firm.
Roll the chilled mixture into 36 1-inch balls and put on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. (I chilled them again briefly after this step)
Melt the remaining chocolate and dip the truffles in the melted chocolate (I used 2 forks to dip) and decorate immediately before the chocolate coating starts to firm up. Refrigerate 1 hour to set.
Kiersten’s Pumpkin Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 and bake 13-15 min
1c brown sugar
1 1/2 c pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
1/2c brown sugar
2c powered sugar
Mix well and frost cooled cookies.