Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Do you have enough Christmas Goodies at your house yet?

I do, I finished my Christmas goodie baking and such this morning.

And I ask you, what is cuter than a button sized cookie?

Maybe a bowl of button size cookies, what do ya think :)

Peanut Butter Buttons
3/4c. creamy pb
1/2c. shortening
1/3c. sugar
1/3c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
3T. milk
1t. vanilla
1-1/2c. flour
1/2t. baking soda
1/2t. salt

sugar for rolling
chocolate chips

Oven 350
Beat PB and shortening, beat in the 2 sugars. Add the milk, egg and vanilla, beat until fluffy. Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt, let dough chill for 10 minutes, or overnight.
using a 1/4 t. scoop and roll balls of dough, roll into reg. sugar then place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes, remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate chip into each cookie.

I also made a few of these-

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
1/2c. butter, softened
3/4c. packed brown sugar
1t. vanilla
2c. flour
1-14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2c. mini chocolate chips
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl beat together the butter and brown sugar, beat in the vanilla. Gradually add in the milk then the flour, stir in the mini chips. Form dough into 1 in balls and chill until your chocolate is melted.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in a glass bowl stir after each 30 second interval until melted. Dip each ball into the chocolate and place on wax paper to dry. Store in the fridge.

And for Teacher gifts, along with a shopping gift card I gave them Cinnamon Pancake mixes. Which I have no picture of, sorry, but here is the recipe-

Cinnamon Pancake Mix


3c. flour
2T. sugar
2T. baking powder
4t. cinnamon
1-1/2t. salt

Mix all together and store in an airtight container.
To use the mix you-
Combine in a Medium bowl- 3/4c. milk, 1 egg, 2 T. oil and 1-1/3c, mix.
Mix until moistened and cook on a hot lightly greased griddle.

I need to bag up and give out a few more bags of these goodies and I am done with that. I hope you are all having a Wonderful Holiday Season.


Kristina P. said...

I have seen those truffles all over blog world this week, and I made them on Saturday. delicious!

I have to say, I love Oreo truffles a bit more.

Raoulysgirl said...

I could see the peanut butter buttons being a BIG problem here. Because you could eat, like, 10 of them to equal a couple of "real" cookies, right???? Right?!?!?

That corgi :) said...

yum on both the peanut butter buttons and the truffles; the peanut butter buttons look a lot like thumbprint cookies my mom would make but she didn't use peanut butter in the recipe; but I bet these taste delicious! enjoy!


Holly said...

Those Peanut Butter Buttons look deadly for me. I can no longer resist it anything with peanut butter (since I was pregnant 2 years ago!). I swear the peanut butter ones with the kisse sin the middle did me in in my first pregnancy too.

YUM...cinnamon pancakes!

Monica H said...

You needed suggestions on what to have for a giveaway. how about a cookie box. But don't forget to pick me!

They all look so yummy. lovely photos too!

5thsister said...

It all looks so scrumptioulicious!

L.B. said...

They all look so good! I'm tempted to try the truffles but I'm not great when it comes to melting chocolate. Still might try it though.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Oh my sister-in-law bakes those peanut butter button cookies, they are awesome!

ChristineM said...

Those pb button are so CUTE! And I think I;m adding the truffles to my ever-expanding list.... ;)

Brandy L said...

Oh my! those look so good, my mouth is watering. :D thanks for the recipe i'll have to try making them!

Lissaloo said...

Thank you all!
Kristina, We LOVE the Oreo ones here too :)

Rg- I think 15 of them equals one ;)

Monica- a cookie box is a great idea!

LB- melting the chocolate in the microwave is so easy, I never use a double boiler because I worry about getting water in my chocolate, which I would do, I am messy when I cook :)

Christine- I made my self just pick 2 things this year, I always get carried away, there are so many fun things to make!

You guys are all awesome thanks for the comments :)

***Holly*** said...

This all looks fabulous! And no, I do not have my baking done - you're making me look bad! ;)

Matty said...

Stopping in by way of Deb's page at Menopausal New Mom.

My daughter-in-law once made those little guys with the chocolate center. I loved them. I printed out your recipe and I'm going to make them myself. I just hope they still look like yours when I'm all done with my two left hands.

Nice to meet you.......Matty

Kim said...

It all looks so delicious!! I love the peanut butter button cookies - they look so cute and just perfect for the little ones. Cookie dough truffles sound out of this world. I really need to try my hand at them. I am trying to be good and not bake this year, but that is really not any fun, is it?

BashfulToast said...

Well if I wasn't hungry enough before I sure am now! The chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are perfect for me. I love cookie dough!!! And the button cookies are adorable!!!!!

Merry Christmas!

Jackie said...

Hi Lissaloo

I was wondering if I could swap out regular milk for buttermilk. Also do I have to add baking soda to the mix since I'm using buttermilk, if so, how much baking soda do you think I should add.

Lissaloo said...

Hi Jackie!
Yes I'm sure you can use buttermilk, I would add 1t. baking soda to the mix if you do it that way :)

kys said...

I am a peanut-butter-aholic. Seriously.

Thank you!!!

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