Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Cooking

The other night we attempted to make Christmas cookies with the kids. Because of Carter's peanut allergy, we are very limited to the kinds of cookies and treats he can have. They had been begging us to make Dirty Snowballs (or Oreo Truffles) so we began the first step Saturday night and finished part of them up last night. The kids had a ball and were pretty good sports about everything!
Dirty Snowballs
1 package Oreos
8 oz. cream cheese
almond bark - chocolate or white
Crush the Oreos into tiny pieces (or use a food processor). Blend the Oreos and cream cheese together with hands (or use food processor). When everything is well blended, form the Oreo mixture into small balls. Refrigerate until hardened. Melt the almond bark and did the Oreo balls into the melted bark. Place on wax paper to harden. I keep them in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
While one child was dipping snowballs last night, the other child had a job in making these cookies someone calls Reindeer Noses. I am sorry to say, I don't remember where I found this but they were super kid friendly!!! Reindeer Noses
1 bag of knotted pretzels
1 bag of Hershey kisses
Red Hots, red Skittles or red M&M's
Place the pretzels on a baking dish and preheat the oven to 350. Place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss in the middle of the pretzel. Place in the oven for a few minutes for the kiss to soften. When the pan comes out of the oven, place a red candy on top of the Hershey kiss and press down gently. Let cool for the kiss to harden and then enjoy!
Crazy me, we were not done!! We took pretzel sticks and dipped them into almond bark that was leftover from the snowballs. The kids named these Santa's Reins because they thought they looked like his reins on his sleigh. Again, this was a pretty kid friendly recipe as well.

Santa's Reins

1 bag of pretzel sticks
almond bark - chocolate or vanilla
sprinkles or decorations
(if you use vanilla bark, crush Oreos for sprinkles)
Melt the bark and dip part of the pretzel stick into the bark. Lay on wax paper and decorate however you would like. Let harden and enjoy!
Crazy me, still, has one more recipe I am going to try with the kids. Maybe I will be able to get those posted soon! Hope your family enjoys them as much as ours!


Stephanie said...

YUM!! I love the reindeer noses idea. May have to try that one around here, too.....

Julie said...

All the treats you have been making look so good... wish I had the ingredients here to make those... I will have to see if I can make them another way.... hmmm. Thinking about this....

Julie said...

oh and i have been praying for you and your family Becky.... hugs for afar...

Kim said...

I had forgotten about the reindeer noses. We loved those last year. I'll have to get the stuff to make some - maybe for the game!!!

Sandy said...

How fun! I've not seen the reindeer noses done before. We may have to try that here!

Mandy @ Adventures of a Millennium Mom said...

All of those treats look yummy!!

AndreaLeigh said...

thanks for sharing! everything looks yummy!

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