I stated earlier how my goal was to make the 4 favorite Christmas cookies for the family. I wound up needing to make a few others for parties and just because. Some were winners and others just meh. Here they are, in the order I made them.
First off is these Dutch Cookies for St.Nicholas Day called Pepernoten. I got the recipe from the blog In My Red Kitchen.
The thing is was that they were supposed to be nugget shaped. I don't know why they spread out. They tasted ok, sort of like a soft more spiced version of a gingersnap. I dipped half of them in chocolate. They were not a big hit at the bake sale. I won't be making the recipe again. While they didn't taste bad, if I'm going to have a spiced cookie, I want it to be crisp.
The second cookie is a Oreo Peppermint Crunch cookie from Inside BruCrew Life.
Finally, we have our winner of the holiday season...Maple nut cream truffles from Crazy for Crust.
Maple Walnut Truffles from Crazy for Crust
1/4 c softened butter
1T maple syrup
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
1/4 t maple extract
1 c chopped, toasted walnuts
8 oz candy melts
Mix all ingredients except for chocolate with a hand mixer until creamy. Chill 30 min. roll into 1 T balls and chill for 10 min or til ready to dip. melt dipping chocolate per directions on bag. Dip truffles in chocolate and try not to make a huge mess like I did in the process. Store in the freezer or fridge.