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An Elf’s Favorite: Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cookies

December 18th, 2014 | Filed under: cookie recipies helpful hints Holiday traditions seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

These little bites are the perfect escape for your taste buds this holiday season! Mrs. Claus makes these delectable treats for us elves when we’ve had an exceptionally busy day. They have a light crisp exterior and a gooey melty interior, and not to say they are most pleasing to the eye on any holiday table!

Cookies

To make these charming treats all you need is:

3 tablespoons butter, melted

½ cup sugar

1 large egg

½ teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

⅛ teaspoon salt

¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Powdered Sugar

– In an electric mixing bowl combine the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.

– Crack the egg in and mix until smooth

– In a separate bowl whisk together the cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt.

– Add the flour to the wet mixture sifting little by little, mixing between each add.

– Then fold in the chocolate chips.

– Now cover the bowl and allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour, until the dough is firm enough to handle.

– While the dough is chilling prepare your baking pans by lining them with foil. This helps to prevent powdered sugar from sticking to your bakeware.

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare ½ cup of powdered sugar into a small bowl (you may need more but this is a good start).

– After the dough is chilled, use a spoon to form 1 inch balls and roll them in the powdered sugar until coated all around.

– Bake for 12 minutes.

Enjoy!

Mrs. Claus’ Glorious Stuffed Pumpkins Holiday Recipe

December 16th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday traditions seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

Delicious

This is a beautiful and delicious side dish to add to your holiday feast and it is quite simple to make! Just imagine a few cute little pumpkins running down the center of the table, so festive! Really all there is to it is putting the stuffing into the pumpkins and then in the oven!

Ingredients:

1 sugar pie pumpkin

1 cup rice

¼ lbs ground sausage

2 cloves garlic

¼ cup chives

pinch of saffron

1 cup swiss cheese

1 cup cream

1 cup water

1 tsp nutmeg

Salt & Pepper

Stuffed Pumpkin 2

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Clean pumpkin like you would carve it, save the top. Salt & pepper the inside to your taste.
  • Place pumpkin on a cookie sheet and roast for about 30 minutes.
  • While the pumpkin is roasting cook the ground sausage in a pan.
  • Finely chop garlic and chives and add to the sausage pan just before sausage is cooked through.
  • Add the water, cream, rice, nutmeg and pinch of saffron. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until the rice is cooked.
  • When rice is done, about 20 minutes, add cheese and stir until melted.
  • After the pumpkin is done roasting for the first 30 minutes stuff the rice mixture into the pumpkin.
  • Roast for another hour or until the pumpkin is tender to a fork’s touch.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, then enjoy!

Stuffed Pumpkin 3

An Extra Cool Holiday Treat!

November 26th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday Events Holiday traditions news planning your visit seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

Holiday Gelato

With boutique ice cream stores becoming a popular trend in the Northwest area, I thought it would be awesome to feature some of the cool holiday flavors of ice cream!

At Molly Moon’s they are cooking up some festive cheer with flavors like Cinnamon and Ginger Pear Sorbet!

Downtown at Gelatiamo’s they are cooking up some fancy pastries and holiday gelato flavors like Peppermint, Ginger Snap, and Pumpkin!

Bluebird Ice Cream has holiday flavors such as Pumpkin, Candied Yam with Marshmallow Swirl, and Blueberry Crumble!

Godiva Chocolatier at Bellevue Square is serving up some extra special cones with flavors like White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate , or Swirl. Yum yum!

Cold Stone is offering Candy Cane, Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Peppermint, and Pumpkin for you to mix and match as you please!

Stop by to try these awesome flavors and let Santa know which is your favorite by using the hashtag #pnwclaus for Instagram and Twitter!

Bluebird Ice Cream

Edible Reindeer Holiday Treats

November 21st, 2013 | Filed under: cookie recipies Holiday traditions seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

 Peanut butter cookie

This is a fun cookie project to do with the kiddos, and a great edible display for your upcoming holiday party! The recipe is really very simple. Use your favorite peanut butter recipe, and accompany it with M&M’s (both big and mini) and mini chocolate-covered pretzels. The peanut butter cookie recipe I use is:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of butter

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cup flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

Large Red M&M’s

Mini Brown M&M’s

Mini Chocolate Cover Pretzels

Seattle Holiday

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375˚

Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

Beat until creamy the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat again until creamy.

Add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time and mix until combined.

Spoon out the cookie mixture and roll in you hand. Press slightly flat onto cookie sheet and pinch one end (for the nose).

Bake 10-12 minutes.

Right when they come out of the oven lightly press two pretzels for antlers, one large red M&M for a nose, and two mini brown M&M’s for eyes.

Let set, and then enjoy!