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Special Edition: Holiday Recipes

In attempting to keep everyone confused on my posts this week…

We’re 3 days away from Christmas!!

Check out these amazing recipes I’ve found on Pinterest (what did I do with my life PP? Pre-Pinterest) and on some of my fave blogs:



Nutter Butter cookies
Vanilla Almond Bark
Orange Tic Tacs
Black Decorator Icing


  1. Melt the Almond Bark for 90 seconds.
  2. Use a spoon to help cover the cookies when dipping. The spoon helped to get them on the foil too, since I didn’t want fingerprints.
  3. Allow almond bark to set slightly before putting on the Tic Tacs or the M&Ms.
  4. For the icing, I just squirted some in a ziploc bag and cut the tip just a tiny, tiny bit.
  5. Let cool and enjoy!

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3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
Chocolate covered mini pretzels
Chocolate chips
Red M&M’s


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.  In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk, and vanilla; beat at medium speed until well blended.
  2. Add egg and beat until just blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture until just blended.
  5. Create 1-inch dough balls spaced about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.  Gently flatten the dough ball with your palm and pinch the bottom into a point.  Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
  6. Immediately remove the cookies from the oven, and press two chocolate-covered pretzels (reindeer’s antlers), two chocolate chips (reindeer’s eyes), and one red M&M (nose) into each Rudolph cookie.
  7. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Bottom Layer:

  • 1 can (16 oz.) Hershey’s syrup
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter (room temperature)
  • 4 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9″ x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until well combined and then spread evenly onto the pan.
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Middle Layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • peppermint extract
  • green food coloring


  1. Mix all ingredients together and spread evenly over the cooled bottom layer. let it harden.

Top Layer:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Melt chocolate chips and butter together on the stove.
  2. Spread over the hardened middle layer.
  3. Let top layer cool. Slice and eat!

Source: she cooks, he eats



1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg.  (16.6 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed
2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER’S White Chocolate, melted
1 tsp.  black decorating gel
2 tsp. orange decorating icing

  1. MIX cream cheese cookie crumbs until well blended.
  2. SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Decorate with remaining ingredients to resemble snowmen.
  3. REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.

Source: Kraft Foods


About thetwentysixthyear

September 6, 2011: I turn twenty-six years old. I live and work in downtown Chicago and really can't complain about too much -- great family, great friends, great life. So this is my personal blog. Experiencing and living my twenty-sixth year. I have no idea what to expect or where I'll be one year from now ... but one thing is certain: I will enjoy the ride.

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