Total Basset Case: 2 Christmas Treats

Dec 13, 2011

2 Christmas Treats

We had a Christmas party last weekend and I knew I wanted to take a treat.
I saw these gems on Pinterest and knew they were the ticket!

peppermint bark + rice krispies= um, yes please!
(Almost as yummy as the cake batter rice krispies. Almost.)

I followed Our Best Bite's recipe to a 't' so not much to explain here
but I do have some yummy looking pictures!


I also whipped up some Eggnog Snickerdoodle cookies!

My mother-in-law recently gave me this book:
'Very Merry Cookie Party-How to Plan & Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange'
I am dying to try all of recipes but narrowed in on the Eggnog Snickerdoodles for my first adventure!

Eggnog Snickerdoodles (makes about 48 cookies)
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons rum extract

1. Preheat oven to 375 and lightly grease cookie sheets
2. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup of the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt
4. In a large bowl, (electric mixer) beat together butter, shortening, and remaining 1 1/2 cups of sugar until light. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in the rum extract. On low speed, gradually beat in the flour mixture just until mixed.
5. Pinch of pieces of the dough and roll between your palms into 1 1/4 inch balls.  Roll balls in the cinnamon-nutmeg sugar to coat evenly.  Place on the prepared cookie sheets, spacing at least 1 1/2 inches apart.
6. Bake in the center of the oven until golden and cracked on top, 10 to 12 minutes.  Let cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool.

I'm sharing my Christmas recipes over at Schue Love today! 
Come join the fun and drool over all the deliciousness! 


Hilliary Meisner said...

Those rice crispy treats look amazing, peppermint bark is so delicious!

Darby Hawley said...

Those snickerdoodles look scrumptious!

Delta Daisies said...

peppermint bark?!!! omg...i am so making this next week for christmas

natasha {schue love} said...

OH I love your version of peppermint bark with rice krispies!! YUM!!! And snickerdoodles are always a great classic...but the eggnog make them extra special! Thanks so much for linking up today Sarah! :)

erica said...

Oh my gosh this looks wonderful. I think I need to give this a try. Hopefully I can find those marshmallows somewhere!!! xo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh you naughty thing you! Now I'm going to have to make those rice crispies!!! They look phenominal!

lori said...

yum!! all of these look SO good!

Cami @ All Things Lovely said...

Um yum...I just gained ten pounds looking at this post.
Two- how were the egg nog snickerdoodles. i saw that recipe last week in a book and I have been dying to make them since...but didn't know if they were as good as they sounded?

Thanks for linking up!

My Beautiful World said...

Looks amazing thanks for sharing with us. So happy to meet you I have enjoyed looking around. I have just found your lovely blog through the blog on Christmas cheer link wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me sometime, follow back if you like so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.

Always Wendy

Kim Bee said...

New follower courtesy of the link up. I am in love with your blog name. Very cute pic too! Peppermint bark is on my list this weekend. Last weekend I did Turtle Bark, Black Forest Bark, Marble Pistachio Cherry Bark and Coconut Bark. It's like a sickness. Once you start you can't stop. Your idea of adding rice krispies is truly brilliant!