Whoa!!! What a month it has been!! With all the holiday festivities, baking and hustle and bustle it was a busy and fun month!
I was so pleased with my selection for the cookbook of the month for the month of December; The Betty Crocker Christmas Cookie Magazine Dec/Jan 2009. This book was perfect choice for all of my holiday baking! Since this is technically not a book but a magazine your time to pick up a copy is limited. I have still seen this magazine on sale in the check-out lane at the grocery store but it probably won’t be there for much longer!
This little booklet was fun to read and bake from! Every recipe had a beautiful picture to go with it and you could tea the recipes out into little 3×5 recipe cards (I choose to keep mine in book form).
And in case you were thinking why would you by a book of Betty Crocker recipes when you can just find them on-line. Well they are not all on-line; so you get new ones to include in you collection and nice copies of all your on-line favorites!!
I seriously don’t think I had a disappointing recipe from this book (a first for the cookbook of the month series)! But I mean really how can you go wrong with recipes that call for brownie mixes, cookie mixes, peanut butter, chocolate, and tons of butter! : )
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Treats… need I say more??? The picture and the name of the cookie says it all!!! A little messy and a bit more time consuming than the other sweet treats featured this month; but truly the end result is a sweet reward.
These Carrot Cake-Oatmeal Cookies were an unlikely surprise. They were not one of my ‘top picks’ to make this month but I am sure glad I did!!! On my original post about these cookies (and as seen in the picture) I put the frosting on top and sprinkled it with nuts. Eric (the little genius that he is) turned these into sandwich cookies by spreading the frosting on the bottoms of two cookies and pressing together. This brought me back to when I was a kid and ate oatmeal cream pies. This cookie came pretty darn close to that!
And these Almond Macaroon Brownie Bars took me straight to heaven!!! They were a cinch to make and were absolutely divine! They were so rich that a few bites satisfied your sweet tooth. And I am totally renaming them to Almond Joy Brownies because that is what they reminded me of: an Almond Joy Candy bar only WAY WAY better.
And if you are in need of another quick and easy brownie/bar these are for you. These Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars are a triple layer bar LOADED with peanut butter and chocolate. I took these to a Christmas Party and could not believe how quickly they disappeared.
And even though I stated yesterday that I had made my self sick by eating so many sweet treats I had to make room for one more sweet for the year 2009. And I am glad I chose these Buckeye Delights. I know another chocolate/peanut butter combo but really how can you go wrong with that? Plus little bite sized desserts… how cute is that!
Hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year! Come back soon from some ‘not so sweet’ recipes!