Pineapple Filled Macaroons

Lady Behind The Curtain - Pineapple-Filled Macaroons

Add something NEW to your Christmas cookie tray!  A touch of the tropics during the holiday season!  These macaroons are made with nuts, coconut and with a creamy pineapple filling. Pineapple Filled Macaroons Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts 1/2 cup slivered almonds 2 cups powdered sugar 3 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract dash of salt 1/4 cup shredded coconut, finely chopped 1 recipe creamy pineapple filling (see below) Directions Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.  In a food processor combine macadamia nuts and almonds.  Add 1 cup of the powdered sugar.  Cover and process until nuts … Continue reading

Double-Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Lady Behind The Curtain - Double chocolate Brownie Cookies

Like brownies, these double-chocolate brownie cookies are dense and fudgy.  Add to your holiday cookie tray, give as a teacher’s gift or feed to you hungry game watchers. Print Double-Chocolate Brownie Cookies Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 11 minutesTotal Time: 31 minutes Yield: Makes 30 Cookies Fudgy goodness!Ingredients9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into chunks 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup walnuts, choppedInstructionsPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a heatproof bowl set over (but … Continue reading

Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

Lady Behind The Curtain - Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS WITH MY GRANDMA…. During the holidays my grandma Reed always made these gooey cinnamon rolls.  You could say they were a Christmas Tradition and always requested.  In fact we would have family friends call ahead and reserve a roll for them before we ran out!  I love that there is NO rising involved.  YEP, that’s right NO YEAST!  Just buttery goodness! My Grandma went to be with the Lord in 2000.  Many of my good memories have her in them and I can’t wait to see her again.  This recipe is dedicated to my Grandma Reed. Gooey … Continue reading

Pistachio & Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark

Lady Behind The Curtain - Pistachio & Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark

IN LESS THEN 30 MINUTES (not counting chilling time) YOU CAN HAVE A DELICIOUS TREAT FOR ENTERTAINING AND GIFT GIVING! This candy has ALL the flavors!  Salty, sweet and sour! Pistachio & Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark Recipe (makes 2-1/2 pounds) Ingredients 1 pound semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 8 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped 12 ounces pistachio nuts, toasted and salted 8 ounces dried tart cherries Directions Place semisweet chocolate in a microwave safe 8 cup measuring cup or large bowl.  Place white chocolate in a microwave safe 2 cup measuring cup or medium bowl.  Heat semisweet chocolate in microwave, covered … Continue reading

Frosty’s Jolly Drink Jar

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Add fun to a cookie exchange party or a kids Christmas table with this cute FROSTY’S JOLLY DRINK JAR!  This idea was inspired by a photo I saw at Pottery Barn Kids. Frosty’s Jolly Drink Jar Supplies glass  bottles (Starbucks Frappuccino bottles) felt (color of your choice) black buttons glue gun straws beverage to fill bottles ( I used eggnog) mini felt black top hats (optional) Directions Wash, clean and take off labels on bottles.  (I used goo gone)  Cut felt into strips, tie around the neck of the bottle, trim so the scarf doesn’t touch the table and cut … Continue reading