Crazy for Crust Baking... With a Slice of Life 2016-12-06T18:16:17Z http://www.crazyforcrust.com/feed/atom/ Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Peppermint Mocha Tres Leches Cake]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=16034 2016-12-06T01:17:37Z 2016-12-06T01:10:43Z Peppermint Mocha Tres Leches Cake – this easy chocolate cake recipe is drenched in peppermint mocha and chocolate milk flavor! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Did y’all have a good weekend? Mine was…interesting. Here’s how it went: Friday night – Jordan had a friend sleepover. Saturday morning – friend went home, Jordan couldn’t […]

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Peppermint Mocha Tres Leches Cake – this easy chocolate cake recipe is drenched in peppermint mocha and chocolate milk flavor!

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Peppermint Mocha Tres Leches Cake - this easy cake recipe is soaked with chocolate milk and full of peppermint mocha flavor!

Did y’all have a good weekend? Mine was…interesting. Here’s how it went:

Friday night – Jordan had a friend sleepover.

Saturday morning – friend went home, Jordan couldn’t find her iPod (actually an old phone but it only works on wifi). We looked around, but it was dead so we couldn’t ping it. No worries, we’ll find it later, we had errands to run!

Saturday night – Hmmm….where is the phone? She last had it on her bed…it’s not there. OMG what the heck is all that under her bed? *head exploding* I’ll look on Sunday.

Sunday morning – spend 4 hours completely ripping Jordan’s room apart looking for the phone. Don’t find the phone, but find “put away” laundry under the bed, under the chair and in every desk drawer, scribbled on papers, a library book that was due last week, candy wrappers, 50 socks, 5 bowls, almonds from trail mix (because, obviously mom, I don’t like almonds), and 2 huge bags of clothes that don’t fit her anymore. *head exploding Christmas is cancelled*

Sunday lunchtime – spend an hour looking everywhere in the house.

Sunday afternoon – Oh, we found it…in her friends’ overnight bag.

Silver lining: Jordan’s room is clean. I now have a reminder on my phone to look in all her secret spots once a week and if I don’t like what I see I’m gonna pause her internet. In the meantime, I’m just so glad we finally found it!

By Sunday night was ready for a GINORMOUS glass of Peppermint Mocha Snugglers and a huge slice of this Peppermint Mocha Tres Leches Cake. Nothing says Christmastime like peppermint mocha, right?

Peppermint Mocha Tres Leches Cake - this easy cake recipe is soaked with chocolate milk and full of peppermint mocha flavor!

This cake is absolutely SOAKED with peppermint mocha flavor. (BTW…what’s the difference between a poke cake and tres leches? I’m really not sure.) It’s in the cake AND it’s in the tres leches. If you love that classic Christmas flavor, this cake is for you.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Soft & Chewy Shortbread Cookies (1 dough 4 ways)]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15993 2016-12-04T15:00:58Z 2016-12-04T11:00:19Z This soft and chewy shortbread cookies recipe can be made as one dough 4 ways. Add M&Ms, dip them in chocolate, or make shortbread thumbprint cookies all from one recipe! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Okay you guys, I have a confession to make: I bought a fake Christmas tree. *shocking* Throughout my […]

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This soft and chewy shortbread cookies recipe can be made as one dough 4 ways. Add M&Ms, dip them in chocolate, or make shortbread thumbprint cookies all from one recipe!

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Soft and Chewy Shortbread Cookies - this easy cookie recipe has one dough and can be made 4 ways! There are only 4 ingredients in the basic shortbread dough and it bakes up to a soft and chewy cookie!

Okay you guys, I have a confession to make: I bought a fake Christmas tree. *shocking*

Throughout my entire adult life I have said I would NOT EVER buy a fake tree, NO NOT EVER. I would ALWAYS get a fresh and pine-smelling tree. I have loathed fake Christmas trees pretty much my entire life, probably because every other year we used one when I was a kid and the fake trees from the 70s were not like the ones you get today. That tree was more like a Charley Brown Christmas tree than a real one.

So what changed my mind? A friend and I were chatting and she was talking about putting up her tree early and how they have a fake tree and the lights are already on it and it’s up and decorated in mere minutes. And suddenly all my reasons for hating fake trees started to seem weak.

When Jordan was a baby we’d go to the Christmas tree farm and cut down our own tree, cups of hot chocolate in hand. Then we got a little lazy and discovered that Home Depot had great trees so we’d venture there instead. Then we got rid of our truck and we started having to strap the thing to the top of the car as well as drag it in and make a huge mess of needles. The entire month would be a battle of remembering to water the darn thing and wondering if it would fall over (it did, one and a half times). Then the clean up and the needles I’d find well into April. Also, did I mention that fake trees come with the lights on already? That’s the absolute worst part of tree trimming, right? The lights?

I asked Mel, figuring he’d be anti-fake tree. “It’s okay with me if it’s okay with Jordan,” he said.

I trepidatiously approached Jordan and asked her. “Does that mean we can put it up now?” she asked. “If so, then YES!”

So I did it. I bought a tree, on sale, at Lowe’s. And it was up before Thanksgiving. (In my defense, I wasn’t hosting, so it didn’t matter that we skipped Thanksgiving decor.)

Now I can sip my wine and look at my gorgeous 600 LED bulb Christmas tree…and change the color from white to multicolored with the click of the foot pedal.

Technology is amazing.

So are shortbread cookies, especially when the dough is one recipe you can make four different ways!

Soft and Chewy Shortbread Cookies; There are only 4 ingredients in the easy basic shortbread dough and it bakes up to a soft and chewy cookie!

This recipe started in my mind last year when I made these cookies. Those were from a mix, but it’s a mix I absolutely adore. The problem is: you can only get it at the holidays. What if I want shortbread cookies in March? Sure, I have a shortbread cookie recipe, but it wasn’t like that mix. I can’t really explain the difference except to say the mix results in a cookie that’s soft and chewy and shortbread all at the same time, whereas normal shortbread cookies are more like a sugar cookie in texture. I wanted a cross between a drop sugar cookie and a shortbread cookie recipe…and that’s what these are.

It only took me three tries, but I got them PERFECT. They melt in your mouth, are soft and chewy at the same time, and so buttery they’ll make you cry tears of powdered sugar. How did I do that: a combination of butter and oil (the oil gives them that chewy soft texture I was looking for) as well as using powdered sugar instead of granulated (less spread, because powdered sugar has cornstarch in it). Also, these have no eggs and no leavening!

Once I got them perfect I started thinking…there are SO MANY ways to use this recipe. I mean, that picture above is pretty, but basic shortbread cookies are a little boring. Where are the sprinkles, the chocolate, the frosting? And that got me to thinking…why not show the ways I can use this cookie dough?

It’s one cookie recipe you can turn into 4 different cookies all at once or in different batches. Basically, this one recipe can satisfy all your holiday platters in one fell swoop!

Okay, so are you ready for the different ways to make these cookies? Okay, let’s start with my favorite:

Continue reading and get the recipe: Soft & Chewy Shortbread Cookies (1 dough 4 ways)

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[5 Minute Chocolate Bark (6+ ways)]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=16025 2016-12-03T15:11:45Z 2016-12-02T11:00:01Z Make 5 Minute Easy Chocolate Bark over 6 different ways with only 2 main ingredients! It’s the perfect gift for the holidays. Will you start with dark chocolate or white chocolate? PIN IT NOW to save for later! What Christmas movies do your kids love? Jordan pretty much watches them all at this point, but her […]

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Make 5 Minute Easy Chocolate Bark over 6 different ways with only 2 main ingredients! It’s the perfect gift for the holidays. Will you start with dark chocolate or white chocolate?

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5 Minute Chocolate Bark - this easy recipe shows you how to make bark over 6 ways using only 2 basic ingredients! Chocolate bark is the perfect gift to give for the holidays!

What Christmas movies do your kids love? Jordan pretty much watches them all at this point, but her favorite, hands down, is Elf. She also loves Home Alone and Santa Clause, and because we’re horrible parents, we’ve been watching Christmas Vacation with her for years. (I don’t filter a lot of what she sees and hears, unless it’s violence. I wouldn’t even filter that except for the nightmares and mama needs her sleep.)

Speaking of movies that are inappropriate, what (older) movies should I be watching with her? I’m thinking those cult movies we all loved from the 80s and 90s…we already watched Breakfast Club, Clueless, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Three Men And A Baby is on my list…but I know there are others she’ll get a kick out of. She’s almost 12 and we allow up to PG-13 (again, sans violence). There comes a time during parenting that you just cannot watch Disney Channel any more. No more cartoons or whiney brats or silly tween dramas; I reached the point about a year ago that I need real movies and TV shows during family TV time. But I need more ideas…so leave some in the comments!

This is my favorite time of year to have family movie night (or day). The weather is cold and it feels good to snuggle on the couch with a good movie. Plus, Jordan has two weeks off after Christmas this year (her last day of school before break isn’t until December 22!) so I think we’ll be watching LOTS of them over vacation. I plan to pop in lots of inappropriate movies and serve lots of sugar. (Obviously, this makes me a good mom, right?! LOL)

One of our favorite things to snack on over the holidays is chocolate bark. It’s SO easy to make (Jordan often makes it herself without any help) and everyone loves it. Plus, it’s easy to cater to everyone’s likes.

5 Minute Chocolate Bark - this easy recipe starts with only 2 ingredients and makes so many different versions!

With this simple, basic, EASY bark recipe (only 2 main ingredients!) you’ll have chocolate candy bark success every time. I often call bark my “clean out the pantry” dessert because that’s basically what I do when I’m coming up with flavors: I search through my baking cabinet with half used bags of candy or the dregs of the sprinkles or cookie boxes. EVERYTHING goes good with chocolate and it’s easy to personalize the recipe.

Does your holiday gifting list prefer milk or semi-sweet chocolate? Great – make them chocolate bark with peanut butter cups. Maybe dark chocolate is something you love? Well, then almonds and toffee with dark chocolate are where it’s at. And don’t worry; I haven’t forgotten about white chocolate either.

White chocolate is great with crushed peppermint candies, M&Ms, or even with chopped cookies (like cookies and milk!). The sky is the limit on the flavors and combinations you can make. Really, the recipes I list are just some ideas. Take them and run with it – think of some of your favorite.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Easy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=16051 2016-12-05T19:36:43Z 2016-12-01T19:25:26Z This is the perfect 5 minute semi-homemade cookie: EASY Chocolate Dipped Shortbread. Perfect for when you only have a few minutes and need dessert or a gift! Did you run out of time to make dessert for a party? Or maybe your kid told you she needs a dozen cookies for class – in an […]

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This is the perfect 5 minute semi-homemade cookie: EASY Chocolate Dipped Shortbread. Perfect for when you only have a few minutes and need dessert or a gift!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread - an easy 5 minute semi-homemade recipe for when you need a quick dessert or gift!

Did you run out of time to make dessert for a party? Or maybe your kid told you she needs a dozen cookies for class – in an hour! This EASY cookie recipe is perfect for those times: chocolate dipped shortbread with sprinkles!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

Total Time: 5 minutes

This is the perfect 5 minute semi-homemade cookie: EASY Chocolate Dipped Shortbread. Perfect for when you only have a few minutes and need dessert or a gift!

Ingredients:

  • Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes
  • 4 ounces baking chocolate (semi-sweet, milk, or white)
  • Sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Melt chocolate according to package directions. I like using a paper Dixie bowl for easy clean up.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Place sprinkles in a shallow dish.
  3. Dip the bottom of the cookie in chocolate, then dip in sprinkles. Set on prepared cookie sheet to harden.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes:

You can also use chocolate or white chocolate chips. Use 1 cup of chips and add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or shortening to aid in melting; heat at 50% power in 30 second increments until melted and smooth.

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread - an easy 5 minute semi-homemade recipe for when you need a quick dessert or gift!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread - an easy 5 minute semi-homemade recipe for when you need a quick dessert or gift!

This post is sponsored by Walkers Shortbread. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Easy Marshmallow Meringue Frosting]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=16014 2016-12-02T00:29:32Z 2016-12-01T11:00:12Z Marshmallow Meringue Frosting – this easy recipe tastes like a melted fluffy marshmallow! It’s the perfect frosting recipe for cupcakes or to dress up pies, cookies, or brownies! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Okay, who else is completely overwhelmed that it’s December? Everything was all fine and dandy until Thanksgiving; life was just going […]

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Marshmallow Meringue Frosting – this easy recipe tastes like a melted fluffy marshmallow! It’s the perfect frosting recipe for cupcakes or to dress up pies, cookies, or brownies!

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Easy Marshmallow Meringue Frosting - this meringue is so much better than a traditional baked one! It takes like a melted marshmallow!

Okay, who else is completely overwhelmed that it’s December? Everything was all fine and dandy until Thanksgiving; life was just going along with a soft rock soundtrack. Then, somewhere over the 4 day weekend my soundtrack changed to dance club hard rock and I can’t seem to change it back. Schedules looming, family looming, parties, planning, shopping, baking, class visits….. *head exploding*

This time of year is supposed to be my favorite and somehow every year I make it so much more complicated. There are 3 weeks left and I’m going to *try* to enjoy every minute and take shortcuts where I can. One easy shortcut? Starting with homemade treats and dressing them up a little bit, kind of like Sandra Lee on Semi-Homemade Cooking. Remember that show? I never see it on anymore but I LOVED it. Along with 30 Minute Meals and Dinner at Tiffani’s it was (and still is) one of the only “real” cooking shows I like. (I love the competition shows, Chopped, Food Network Star, and all the Holiday Baking Championships, but I’m not huge into just watching people cook. Like…I can just install a mirror in my kitchen if I wanted to do that.)

I loved how Sandra Lee would take packaged ingredients like cookies or cakes from the store and just dress them up to look like she slaved all day. Then she’d swap out her kitchen valance and whip up a themed cocktail and call it a party. That’s my kind of girl, if there ever was one. This holiday season I’m going to dress to impress with recipes that look hard but aren’t, and I’m going to semi-homemade the heck out of all of my desserts.

First up, this Easy Marshmallow Meringue Frosting. Don’t be scared (or disgusted by) the word “meringue”. This is a really easy recipe and it’s a gorgeous frosting for cupcakes, cookies, cake, or pie. Plus, it looks fancy because it’s all browned, and calling it meringue makes it sound important.

Easy Marshmallow Meringue Frosting - this meringue tastes like a melted marshmallow and is the perfect way to dress up pies, cupcakes, and brownies!

First of all, this is not your Nana’s Lemon Meringue Pie meringue recipe. I have never liked that kind of meringue and always said I hated all things with that name because that was what my frame of reference was. THIS meringue is different because it tastes like a melted gooey marshmallow.

What’s the difference? Well, the meringue of pies past is baked after beating the egg whites. Typically, that recipe involves whipping egg whites and sugar until fluffy, then you layer it on a pie and bake it until browned. The results is a little frothy, a little thick, and (for me) quite eggy. No bueno!

THIS meringue recipe involves cooking the egg whites (while whisking with sugar) to a safe temperature (140°F) then beating them until fluffy while they’re hot. Cooking the egg whites over a double boiler kills any yucky bugs (no salmonella in my pies!) and then beating it hot and sugary makes it fluffy and silky and very much like a marshmallow. It’s kind of like a 7 minute frosting, if you’ve ever heard of that, except that you burn the top using a kitchen torch (or under the broiler). Check out the video below on how I make this frosting. It’s easy but sometimes a visual is best!

This recipe makes enough for a 9″ pie, a dozen cupcakes, a single layer cake, or plenty of mini tarts or brownie bites. Whip up a batch and turn something store bought into something fabulous in a fraction of the time.

Continue reading and get the recipe: Easy Marshmallow Meringue Frosting

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Santa Munch Popcorn Snack Mix {with printable}]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=16006 2016-11-28T18:42:30Z 2016-11-29T11:00:37Z Santa Munch Popcorn Snack Mix – an easy 5 ingredient popcorn mix that is the perfect Christmas treat! Popcorn, pretzels, and nuts are coated with white chocolate and mixed with M&Ms making the perfect sweet treat for parties or packaged for goody bags with the printable tags! I know I’m supposed to talk about popcorn […]

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Santa Munch Popcorn Snack Mix – an easy 5 ingredient popcorn mix that is the perfect Christmas treat! Popcorn, pretzels, and nuts are coated with white chocolate and mixed with M&Ms making the perfect sweet treat for parties or packaged for goody bags with the printable tags!

Santa Munch - this EASY 5 ingredient Popcorn Snack Mix is coated in white chocolate and makes the perfect snack for Christmas! Santa loves it...but the kids do too!

I know I’m supposed to talk about popcorn in this post, and about Christmas, and decorating for the holidays and parties and this Santa Munch, which is the ULTIMATE popcorn snack mix, but first I need to get this off my chest:

OMG did you watch The Gilmore Girls?????????

Okay, so I know it’s only been a few days. No spoilers in this post. I’ll talk at length another day about what happened, the final four words, and my never-ending feels about those three gut-wrenching scenes in Fall (and how I rewatch them every day).

I’m just so….torn up by it being over. Because really, it’s NOT over. In my mind I’ve pictured the next 10 years and I want it on screen, darn it. Also, I started off the year fully #TeamJess and ended the last episode squarely in the #TeamLogan camp.

And that’s all I’m going to say…for now.

What did you do over the holiday weekend? We ate lots of stuffing, lots of pie, I spent lots of money shopping (I am scared to look at my credit card statement), we decorated for Christmas…and I spent 7 hours on Saturday binging The Gilmore Girls. Pretty much, it was an amazing week. (Except that now that Gilmore Girls is over I have nothing to look forward too. And I’m now re-reading Twilight again and it’s not satisfying me.)

One of the things I love to binge eat while binging TV is popcorn. I’m pretty sure Santa loves popcorn too, especially when it’s coated in white chocolate, mixed with pretzels, nuts, and M&Ms, and even more so when you package it in cute little bags.

Santa Munch Popcorn Snack Mix - this easy 5 ingredient snack is great for parties or goody bags! Make them easy with the free printable tags.

This munch is a little reminiscent of my Elf Munch recipe which at some point I need to remake and reshoot and repost. Every year I see that post pop up in my analytics and cringe a little, hoping that the reader clicks “home” after printing so they know I’m better now than I was then.

Santa Munch is an EASY popcorn snack mix. You can put anything you want in there, but I love adding pretzels and almonds and M&Ms and coating it all with white chocolate. It’s pretty and festive and tastes darn good. Kids love it too; Jordan begged me to eat it for breakfast this morning. I love serving it in a big bowl at holiday parties, but I think I love packaging it more. It makes the perfect goody bag treat for class parties or a kids Christmas party.

Speaking of which…I need to start planning our annual kids Christmas party. I was all ahead of things before Thanksgiving and have just realized now that Christmas break is in 3 weeks. Where does the time go?

Continue reading and get the recipe: Santa Munch Popcorn Snack Mix {with printable}

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Cookies ‘n Cream Oreo Cake Roll]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15866 2016-11-27T15:20:52Z 2016-11-27T11:00:52Z Cookies ‘n Cream Oreo Cake Roll – this EASY cake roll recipe is dark chocolate and filled with Oreo whipped cream and chocolate ganache. Every time I make a cake roll I think I’ve topped all my previous ones…and I certainly have this time. PIN IT NOW to save for later! Hey my friends! How […]

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Cookies ‘n Cream Oreo Cake Roll – this EASY cake roll recipe is dark chocolate and filled with Oreo whipped cream and chocolate ganache. Every time I make a cake roll I think I’ve topped all my previous ones…and I certainly have this time.

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Cookies 'n Cream Oreo Cake Roll - an easy chocolate cake roll recipe filled with Oreo whipped cream! Everyone loves this cake!

Hey my friends! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you shop on Black Friday? Ours was great and Jordan dragged me out on Friday, as she’s been planning all year.

Okay, really, I’m lying. I have no idea how Thanksgiving was. I’m writing this on Wednesday, before the holiday. You see, I realllllllly need a break from work. The last few weeks have been hard and my body is screaming at me to STOP WORKING FOR A HOT MINUTE.

So, instead of waiting to write this post all about how I deftly avoided talking politics at Thanksgiving dinner and the great deals we got at the mall on Friday, I’m knocking this post out today so that (hopefully) I can sleep through the night tonight without my to-do list beckoning me from the other room.

Of course, I’ll still be pinning. And on Facebook. And checking comments (such is a bloggers life) but all of my must-do items will be checked off my list.

If I’d been really good at getting things done, I would have shared this post BEFORE Thanksgiving because it’s such a great party dessert. But hey, now we’re looking forward to Christmas and there are are probably parties every weekend.

I have to say that this Oreo Cake Roll is probably my favorite cake roll of all time. (Okay, that’s a lie. I can’t choose. I have too many to choose from. But it ranks up there with the strawberry one and the peanut butter one.)

Cookies 'n Cream Oreo Cake Roll - an easy chocolate cake roll recipe filled with Oreo whipped cream!

This is my favorite chocolate cake roll base, except I used Special Dark Cocoa to make it more like an Oreo. Hershey’s makes that flavor, but you can use any unsweetened cocoa powder you like. I get lots of comments about how sometimes the cake isn’t thick and moist and there are two reasons for that:

  1. It’s not a traditional cake recipe. It’s not going to be super fluffy and extra moist like a normal chocolate cake.
  2. You have to beat the eggs the amount of time it specifies in the recipe. Don’t skimp!! If you don’t beat enough air into the eggs you’ll get a flatter cake.

If you’ve never made a cake roll, it’s super easy. I’ll put all the links for all my tips and tricks right above the recipe.

I made a Cookies ‘n Cream filling with freshly whipped cream full of Oreo cookies. Roll the cake back up and then coat it with a chocolate ganache and more crushed Oreos.

I made two of these cakes for my daughter’s class. They’re reading a book in school about a French family that lives under a bridge and it references “log cakes”. Her teacher asked me to bring these in to show what a log cake really is and to give the class a treat. According to Jordan everyone loved it!

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[24 Must Make Snowball Cookie Recipes]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15915 2016-11-22T17:58:04Z 2016-11-25T11:00:51Z These are Snowball Cookie Recipes you can’t live without this Christmas! Wedding cookies, tea cakes – every flavor you want is on this list. You can make so many different flavors from the basic Russian Tea Cake recipe. That recipe is my mom’s recipe and I’ve used it for so many different flavors! This list of […]

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These are Snowball Cookie Recipes you can’t live without this Christmas! Wedding cookies, tea cakes – every flavor you want is on this list. You can make so many different flavors from the basic Russian Tea Cake recipe. That recipe is my mom’s recipe and I’ve used it for so many different flavors!

24 Must Make Snowball Cookie Recipes you have to make this Christmas!

This list of 24 Must Make Snowball Cookies has something for everyone: with nuts, nut-free, with chocolate or without, with spices or citrus or flavorings, even sprinkles! Make one of each and you’ll have the perfect holiday cookie plate everyone will love.

Mom’s Russian Tea Cakes (the basic Snowball recipe)

Russian Tea cakes (3 of 5)w

Chocolate Dipped Snowballs

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Lemon Snowballs

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Continue reading and get the recipe: 24 Must Make Snowball Cookie Recipes

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Happy Thanksgiving 2016]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15958 2016-11-23T21:58:23Z 2016-11-23T23:20:18Z From my family to yours, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. (Photo Credit: Amy J Short Photography) I am thankful for each and every one of you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of love, family, and friendship. xo, Dorothy

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From my family to yours, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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(Photo Credit: Amy J Short Photography)

I am thankful for each and every one of you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of love, family, and friendship.

xo,

Dorothy

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Chocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15952 2016-11-21T15:20:12Z 2016-11-22T11:00:29Z Chocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies – make your favorite wedding cookie or tea cake recipe and dip them in chocolate for a new easy cookie truffle! I can’t claim responsibility for this recipe idea. This one belongs to my parents all the way. I wish I could remember which one sent me the idea, but either […]

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Chocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies – make your favorite wedding cookie or tea cake recipe and dip them in chocolate for a new easy cookie truffle!

Chocolate covered Snowball Cookies - an easy wedding cookie recipe covered in chocolate like a truffle!

I can’t claim responsibility for this recipe idea. This one belongs to my parents all the way. I wish I could remember which one sent me the idea, but either way it was an amazing one: dip snowball cookies in chocolate, like a truffle.

At first, I was intrigued. Why not try it, right? I mean, y’all love snowball cookie recipes and flip out every time I make one. I could at least try to dip them in chocolate and see how it goes. You know how it went?

OH MY GOD SO FABULOUS. If I had to pick a favorite way to eat my wedding cookies, it would be this one. Coated in milk chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder…forever and ever.

I mean, you combine my Mom’s Russian Tea Cake recipe, which is probably one of my favorite cookies anyway, and then you coat it in my favorite substance (chocolate)? Really, match made in heaven.

Chocolate covered Snowball Cookies - an easy wedding cookie recipe covered in chocolate like a truffle!

Basically this recipe is a method, not a recipe. Although I do give you a recipe for snowballs, you can use ANY recipe you like. The recipe I list is basic, but make sure and check out some of my other flavors, like chocolate chip or lemon or Reese’s stuffed. They’d all be amazing dipped in chocolate.

The beauty about snowball cookies is their versatility. You can make them with nuts or without. You can add chocolate chips or flavoring. Then match the chocolate coating to match the flavor: Lemon + White Chocolate or Stuffed or chocolate + chocolate. I really liked dusting the powdered sugar on top because it gives a hint to what’s inside. (FYI, the powdered sugar does not dissolve if you put it on after they harden, even in the fridge.)

And if you’re afraid to dip things in chocolate, check out my video on how to make truffles without crying. Ancient video, ancient kitchen, but it gets the point across.

These cookies are perfect for anytime you want to make snowball cookies a little more special. Or just because you love chocolate and cookies together.

Continue reading and get the recipe: Chocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies

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