FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Treats....

This year I decided to make Christmas goodies I have never made before!  Also found out it IS possible to roll cookie dough into 1” balls with a broken wrist!  It took some time but I made it through.  My presentations are a little bit to be desired but I did the best I could considering I felt like a one-armed bandit.

Click on the photos to enlarge if you'd like...


These little Peppermint Meltaways were a nice surprise, they are an Award Recipe from Taste of Home.  I topped part of them with crushed peppermint candies and the other half with crushed Andes mints..you can tell my little processor went a tad overboard (not my fault) but the taste was loud and clear even if the presentation wasn’t as pretty as could be.


Martha Stewart's Surprise Cookies turned out great..rich and chocolaty with the fun marshmallow surprise!  I flattened my marshmallow a little too much when they came out of the oven. Live and learn.  Not as great as Mallomars but the taste will not disappoint..


Came across a great blog..Culinary in the Desert,  which has outstanding recipes.  I tried the Almond Roca, which is everything it is made out to be.  So VERY addicting it should be a crime!  I used dark chocolate, so much better than milk chocolate in this case.  Gave me a chance to highlight by gorgeous PK plate I received last year from a sweet blogger friend, Cynthia


Something simple that I know everyone will like..a pretzel base, topped with a rolo..bake at 250 for 4 minutes, then top with cashews.  I also topped some with pecans.  The toughest part of this is unwrapping all the rolos... one of my sweet dear friends pointed out to me that it was good physical therapy for my wrist!



Now to decide what to make that Santa would like tomorrow night!!!

Thanks for Stopping By.....



9 comments:

Debbie said...

You are amazing and so are your cookies! Christmas Wishes and Happy New Year!

Kathleen said...

What a gal! You were busier than a one armed paper hanger with the hives! :)
One hand can definitely pop those treats into your mouth!
Merry Christmas, Angel!

Dishesdone said...

You do better baking with one arm, than I ever could with two! I've made the Surprise cookies before and they are so good!

I love the Santa :)

Wishing a very Merry Christmas, Barb!

Marsha said...

You are putting us able 2 handed bakers to shame! Pretty in pink for the holiday :)

Have a wonderful Christmas Barb!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Where there's a will there's a way! Great looking goodies, Barb! I would love to try the Almond Roca and one of those Rolo pretzel thingies :)

It will certainly be a sweet and tasty Christmas at your home!

Merry Christmas, Barb!

EliFla said...

My first visit to you blog on one of the most beautiful day in the year, MERRY CHRISTMAS, Flavia

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I hope your Christmas was fabulous and that you are doing better...although I am really impressed with the goodies you mad with one hand! lol Makes me ashamed of myself! Happy New Year to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

Cathy said...

I admire your determination, Barb. Your cookies look wonderful. Rolos on pretzels is a great idea!

I hope 2011 is a year of good health, happiness and prosperity for your family.

Suzy said...

Everything looks great. I would never have guessed they were prepared by a one armed bandit! I was going to make those marshmallow surprises but ran out of time. They looked so good in her pic.