Friday, December 5, 2014

What's on the Menu!

Well it is that time of the year and I thought that I would start to share with you some of my Christmas Cookie recipes. I know two people can tell you about the cookies that I make and they are Drew and Daddy Orbs. I thought I would start out with one of my favorites to make because it is one that I really like.

                                                        Holiday Bars

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup sugar
1-12 ounce bag chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
16 maraschino cherries
16 spearmint leaves

Mix butter and sugar together very well, then add vanilla and egg. Then add baking soda and flour and mix well add chocolate chips and mix add chopped walnuts. Spray cookie sheet and press out the dough on the cookie sheet bake at 350 oven for 25-30 minutes.

While that is baking cut spearmint leaves in half then turn them side ways and cut them in half again. You should have four pieces of each spearmint leave place them a side. Then drain the cherries and cut them in half and place them a side.

When you bring the cookie out of the oven take to pieces of the spearmint leave and make a V out of it and then place a half piece of the cherry in the middle to make a holly. Make it evenly to use all of your spearmint leaves and cherries. Then when it cools cut it evenly around your hollies to get the bars. You will get 32 bars.

I hope everyone enjoys this recipe.