3 Holiday Desserts You'll LOVE
Ahhhh the holidays, family, fun, festivities...and food! It seems like no matter where you are or what your doing during the holiday season devouring treats is inevitable. Whether you want to treat your coworkers sweet tooth, or spread the holiday cheer at your family gathering these sweet treats could make the Grinch smile!
Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites by AFewShortCuts.com
Yes you read that correctly your favorite, fluffy, silky delicious dessert can be made into delicious bite size portions with a holiday twist!
+ 1 Tbsp Gingerbread Latte Creamer
+ 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
+ 1 cup cool whip
+ ½ cup gingersnap crumbs
1. Line a 13" x 9" baking sheet with a parchment paper and set aside
2. Place the cream cheese in a bowl with the sugar and creamer and whip with hand mixer.
3. Add in the cool whip and stir in with a spoon or spatula, until just combined.
4. Spread it out evenly in the 13x9 pan. It will be thin. Place in freezer for 1-2 hours.
5. Place gingersnap crumbs into a small bowl.
6. Scoop the cheesecake mixture with a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon and roll in cookie crumbs.
7. Refrigerate for couple of hours in freezer until they get frozen. When ready to serve, let sit out for 5 minutes at room temperature to desired firmness.
Christmas Candy Crunch from HoosierHomemade.com
If you're looking for a treat that will please absolutely everyone this Christmas Candy Crunch is just that! You can add in extras or keep the receipts the same this crunch is all about creativity..and always turns out delicious...and did we mentions it only takes 5 ingredients? Perfect for that last minute gift or holiday party!
+ 4 cups Chex cereal
+ 2 cups Pretzels
+ ½ cup Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
+ 1 cup M&M's candy
+ 1 cup white chocolate chips
1. Line a cookie sheet with foil or wax paper.
2. Combine all ingredients except white chips in a large bowl and toss.
3. Place chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat about 30-40 seconds, stir until smooth.
4. Continue heating in 10 second intervals and stir, until completely melted
5. Pour melted chips over mixture and stir well until coated
6. Spread mixture onto cookie sheet and let set about 10 minutes
7. Break in pieces and enjoy!
Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies from TheRecipeRebel.com
Nothing warms you up on a cold winter day like a fresh batch of cookies. Instead of the classic chocolate chip cookies try these delectable brown sugar pecan cookies. They're absolutely gorgeous and taste like heaven on earth!
For the Cookies:
+ 1 cup margarine, softened
+ ½ cup granulated sugar
+ ½ cup packed brown sugar
+ 1 large egg
+ 1 tsp vanilla
+ 2 cups flour
+ ½ tsp baking soda
+ ¼ tsp salt
+ ½ cup finely chopped pecans
36,pecan halves or chopped pecans toasted, optional
For the Frosting:
+ 1 cup packed brown sugar
+ ½ cup milk
+ 1 tbsp butter
+ 1½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
For the Cookies:
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
2. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt beat until combined. Stir in chopped pecans.
3. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes (or more).
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
5. Shape into 1" balls (I used a 1 tbsp cookie scoop) and place a couple inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets or parchment paper. Bake 10 minutes or until set (not glossy at all in the middle) and lightly browned at the edges. Cool before frosting.
For the Frosting:
1. Combine brown sugar and milk in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil 3-4
2. minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
3. Stir in 1½ cups powdered sugar and whisk or beat with a mixer until smooth. If frosting is too thin, add more sugar, but keep in mind it will firm up dramatically within a few minutes.
4. Spread each cookie with about 1 tbsp frosting and top with a pecan or chopped pecans. Let frosting set before storing.
So, which of these recipes are you going to try? Tell us in the comments below!