December 10, 2011

Holiday Fun in the Kitchen!

While the men of the house went out to hunt and gather a tree last weekend (insert Tim Taylor grunt here) the ladies of the house stayed home and made goodies while watching "Little Women".  Here's the fun that ensued!  (By the way, I gave my oldest son his camera to snap pictures of their adventures.  He came back with lots of fun stories but no pictures.  *sigh*)

First off Hannah made Cracker Cookies (recipe HERE).  She used butterscotch chips.  They were good and tasted a bit like caramel corn, but the chips didn't melt.  I think they were a bit on the old side.  Bummer.  But I have made them with milk chocolate chips (that melted, by the way) and they were deeeelish!

Next Rebekah and Hannah made Oreo Truffles (recipe below).  They were so yummy!  I think we might make some this next week with peppermint Oreos!  Super yummy!

Then Lydia and Abby helped make Peanut Butter Balls (recipe HERE).  (Which my gluten free mom really enjoyed!  I think I'll make a batch of these for her stocking.  Shh...don't tell her, though!)

Then, keeping with our sugar cookie decorating tradition Rebekah whipped up some sugar cookies using a mix (we were getting tired so we were thankful we had a mix on hand!).  She and I tag-teamed this adventure.  When the men were home and we were done with dinner we decorate our cookies.  

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Oreo Truffles  (from

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg.  (16.6 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 4-1/4 cups), divided
2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
MIX cream cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs until well blended.
SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Dip in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator. 


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