White Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti Recipe

White Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti Recipe


Day 4 of 15 Days of Holiday Cookies on Ann’s Entitled Life the brings us this beautiful White Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti Recipe compliments of Dishin’ With Didi.

White Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti Recipe

• Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 pkg vanilla cake mix
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

• Pre-heat oven to 350F.
• Line cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
• In a large mixing bowl, place all your ingredients (wet and dry) and mix using an electric mixer until thoroughly combined. (the dough will be very stiff)
• Transfer dough to flat floured surface. With floured hands shape dough into two rectangular loafs, approximately 14″ x 3″.
• Place dough on parchment lined cookie sheet. Space the biscotti about 4-5″ inches separated on baking sheet as they will puff and spread lightly.
• Bake for 30 minutes until firm to touch; remove from oven (leave oven on) and let pan cool on wire racks for 5 minutes
• Remove biscotti and place directly on wire racks for another 5 minutes or so or till thoroughly cooled.
• Cutting on the cookie sheet using a sharp knife; slice each rectangle into 1/4 inch slices on the diagonal. Carefully turn the slices onto their side.
• Return cookies sheet to oven and bake biscotti for 10 more minutes. Turn off heat and and time for 15 minutes.
• After 15 minutes, turn biscotti over to ensure even crispiness and time again for another 15 more minutes.
• At the end of the crisping time, remove biscotti from oven and place wire rack to cool.

• Optional – as biscotti are cooling, melt white chocolate using the ration of 3 bars per 1 tbsp of shortening or 1 package of white chocolate chips plus 1 tbsp of shortening.
• Using the microwave method, microwave at 20-25 second increments till all ingredients are melted, incorporated and smooth.
• Dip half of the biscotti into the white chocolate mixture as desired.
• Place on waxed paper sheets and let cool till all chocolate has hardened.*

• Store in airtight container or plastic Ziploc for up to 3 weeks.

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Chrusciki Recipe: Baked, Not Fried

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


Day 3 of 15 Days of Holiday Cookies on Ann’s Entitled Life the brings us a twist to traditional Chrusciki – Chrusciki Recipe: Baked, Not Fried

Chrusciki (Angel Wings) is traditionally fried, but some people aren’t thrilled with the grease. You can easily make Chrusciki by baking them. The first day they taste less like you think Chrusciki should taste, and are more cake-like in texture. By day two they taste pretty much like fried Chrusciki. There are several other differences: these will be lighter in color. However, if you spray the top lightly with vegetable oil just prior baking, you will get a crispier Chrusciki. Also frying in grease does lift the dough at the edges, these baked are flat.

Chrusciki Recipe: Baked, Not Fried

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


Ingredients

2 sticks of Butter (either softened or cubed)
1 8oz package Cream Cheese
2 1/2 cups white Flour
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs

Confectionery Sugar
Extra Flour

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• Preheat oven to 375º

• In a large mixing bowl combine butter and cream cheese
• Add eggs and vanilla
• Slowly add flour until a dough ball forms
• Separate your dough into two (or more) balls to easily roll

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• You will be rolling to a 1/8″ thickness or less
• For those of you with a pasta maker, run through twice with a thicker setting first, a thinner setting second – note – because this dough is a tad sticky, we coat it with a pinch of flour the second time through the pasta maker

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• You want your dough to be about 2″ wide

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• Cut 2″ rolled dough into 4″ rectangles using a sharp knife, pastry roller or pizza cutter

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• Make a vertical slit at the top of the 4″ rectangle that is approximately a 3/4″ long
• Make a second slit over the first one, this time on a diagonal

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• Tuck one end of the pastry through the slit to the other end

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• Pull through to make your wings (these are closed, if you look really close at the end of the picture you can see that)

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• Place on an unbaked cookie sheet approximately 2″ apart
• Bake at 375º for 13 minutes (14 minutes if you want them dark at the edges)

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• When baked, let sit on pan for 5 minutes to cool slightly
• Take the slightly cooled Chrusciki and place them in a bowl of confectionery sugar, coating liberally
• Place on a rack to cool completely

Chrusciki Recipe Baked, Not Fried


• Store on an airtight container
• Use wax paper between layers of stacked cookies if necessary

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Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.

Rum Balls Recipe


I do not know about you, but I love rum balls! They are so darned tasty. With the holiday season just around the corner, you may be looking for new takes on traditional holiday cookie recipes. These unique rum balls are easy to make ahead – so no last minute worrying about what to put on the cookie tray – and store very well.

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


Notes:

• This rum balls recipe brings a twist to traditional Rum Balls with a version of the old recipe popularized the 1980s!

• If you do not have a food processor, you can place the oreos into a double (two bags, one inserted into the other) zipper gallon storage bags. Close most of the end of those zipper bags (leave it a touch open at the end). Now, either roll those cookies until they are finely crushed with a rolling pin, or smack them with a kitchen mallet.

• You may substitute brandy or bourbon for the rum if you prefer.

• For my UK and Australian friends: confectioners sugar is icing sugar (powdered sugar, 10x)

• Decorator sugar can be sanding sugar, sparkling sugar, or large crystal sugar. I get mine at a local Mennonite store that has the biggest selection of sprinkles, sugars, and decorator topping you have ever seen! If you would like to use colored sugar, you can make your own colored sugar by following these step by step instructions. You can use plain old white sugar and these will taste fine and dandy, however I use decorator sugar on my holiday cookies for that extra little but of glitz for the holiday season (I love sparkles! I swear I could have been Rainbow Brite in another life.)

• Let set for at least a few hours, for best results, store in a covered container in a coll place for a few days.

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


Rum Balls Ingredients:

• 21 Oreo Cookies
• ½ cup Confectioners sugar
• 1 cup Walnuts, finely chopped
• 3 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
• 2 TBSP Corn Syrup
• 1/3 cup Rum
• Decorator or Granulated White Sugar, garnish

Rum Balls Mise en Place:

Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup
• Bowl
• Spatula
Food Processor

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


Rum Balls Directions:

• Place the whole Oreo cookies in food processor and pulse until finely crushed.

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


• In a medium bowl, combine Oreo crumbs, ½ cup confectioners sugar, 1 cup finely chopped walnuts and 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder.

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


• Blend in 2 tablespoons of corn syrup and 1/3 cup of rum.

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


• Wet your hand hands and shape the rum ball dough into balls.
• Roll in decorator or granulated white sugar to coat.

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


• Place on a parchment or wax paper covered baking pan to allow to set-up.

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


• Store covered, in a cool place for several days before serving.

Yield: 30

Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls Recipe
These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 21 Oreo Cookies
  • ½ cup Confectionery sugar
  • 1 cup Walnuts, finely chopped
  • 3 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 TBSP Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Rum
  • Decorator or Granulated White Sugar, for garnish

Instructions

• Place whole Oreo cookies in food processor and pulse until finely crushed.

• In a medium bowl, combine Oreo crumbs, confectionery sugar, walnuts and cocoa.

• Blend in corn syrup and rum.

• Wet your hand hands and shape Rum ball dough into balls.

• Roll in decorator or granulated white sugar to coat.

• Place on a parchment or wax paper covered baking pan to allow to set-up.

• Store covered, in a cool place for several days before serving.

Rum Balls Recipe. These delicious rum balls are a fabulous addition to your holiday cookie tray! Fast and simple to make, this rum balls recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that friends and family will adore. If you are looking for a great traditional holiday cookie, try these scrumptious little rum balls.


If you enjoy no-bake holiday cookies, you may want to try some of these delectable no-bake holiday cookie recipes:

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe– These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.

No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls Recipe – These crowd pleasing, easy to make No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls are a great cookie to make when you need a lot of cookies for a party or gathering. These delicious cookies are tasty treats that hold up well in the refrigerator.

No Bake Coconut Balls Recipe – It is a cookie! It is a candy! It is two treats in one. This is an easy to make, creamy and delicious no-bake coconut ball recipe with a nutty surprise in the middle. These coconut balls are delightful sweet treat your whole family will enjoy. Yum!


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