Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowball Cookies Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Yield: 36 cookies Mint shortbread cookies dipped in white chocolate and candy canes. Ingredients: 1/2 c. butter 1 c. powdered sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 2 and 1/2 cups flour 4 oz. white chocolate (Candiquik) 8…

Cinnamon Spice Cheesecake Bars {with oatmeal cookie crust}

Ingredients: For the Crust: 16 Iced Oatmeal Cookies (slightly over 2 cups) 5 tablespoons butter, melted For the Cheesecake 2 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature (I used low-fat) 2 eggs, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup sour cream, room temperature (I used low-fat) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2/3…

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 5 minutes Yield: 36 pieces Ingredients: 1 container (16oz) vanilla frosting 1 pkt Mint Chocolate Duncan Hines frosting creations flavor packet 12oz White chocolate morsels 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels Instructions: In a double boiler over one inch of boiling water, mix frosting with white chocolate chips and…

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies Prep Time: 2 hours Cook Time: 35 minutes Yield: 24 Ingredients: For the brownies: 4oz unsweetened chocolate baking squares 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 tsp kosher salt For the Mint filling: 1 can (14oz) sweetened…

Pumpkin Dream Cake with Cinnamon Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 3 layer cake ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup milk 12 oz (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup…

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients: 1 egg, divided 1/2 c butter, room temperature 2/3 c sugar 2 Tbls milk 1 Tbls vanilla 1 cup flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp salt 16 caramels 3 Tbls heavy whipping cream 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans 1 tsp shortening 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips Instructions: Beat butter with an electric…

Zucchini Bites with Harissa, Goat Cheese, Lime & Mint

Zucchini Bites with Harissa, Goat Cheese, Lime & Mint Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 00 minute Yield: ~20-25 Bite-Size Zucchini Rolls Ingredients: 1 lb (roughly two zucchini, preferably long and at least an inch in diameter), sliced into 1/8″ inch lengths extra virgin olive oil 8 ounces soft…

CARAMEL-STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CUPS

Yield: 12 hearty stuffed cookies Prep Time: 10 mintues Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: about 30 minutes, to allow for cooling INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 large egg 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 3/4…

Rich & Ruffled Chocolate Celebration Cake

Rich & Ruffled Chocolate Celebration Cake Yield: Two 8-inch round cake layers, 5 cups buttercream Ingredients For the cake: 1 3/4 cups (220 g) all-purpose flour 2 cups (400 g) granulated sugar 3/4 cup (90 g) Cacao Barry Cocoa Powder – Extra Dark 2 teaspoons (10 g) baking soda 1 teaspoon (5 g) baking powder…

Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Donuts

Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Donuts Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 4 minutes Yield: 24 mini donuts or 10 large donuts Chocolate pumpkin donuts with a chocolate coating and a fun candy twist. Ingredients: 1/2 c. butter, softened 1/3 c. brown sugar 1/3 c. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 2/3 c. plain yogurt 1 c….

Fudgy Oreo Brownies

Yield: 9 large brownies or 36 bites Ingredients: 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped 3/4 cup butter 1 3/4 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Special Dark) 1 cup all-purpose flour 16 Oreos Instructions: Preheat oven to 350…

MINI APPLE PIE

Ingredients: 1 Pastry Crust Recipe ¼ cup butter 4 apples diced, (Granny Smith, Fuji or favorite baking apple) ¾ cup brown sugar ¾ teaspoon cinnamon ¾ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup pecans chopped For topping: 2 tablespoons melted butter ¼ cup rolled oats 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon…