Holiday Cheer

So the holidays are here! There are lots of great things going on this time of year and we've had lots of fun celebrating Christmas so far this month. This week I decided to do a little Cookie Exchange with a few girls from the ward. It was fun to get together, have dinner, and chat without any kiddos. We had a great time, shared lots of good food, and found some great new recipes. I thought I'd share my favorite just in case you wanted to try something new this holiday season! Thanks Heather for introducing these yummy little treats to me...I will definitely be making them again!

Glazed Cranberry Mini-Cakes
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1 egg
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped fresh cranberries
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 2/3 cup Hershey's Premier White Chips, divided
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease small muffin cups (1 3/4 inches in diameter) or line with paper bake cups.
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually blend into butter mixture. Add milk; stir until blended. Stir in cranberries, walnuts and 2/3 cup white chips (reserve remaining chips for glaze). Fill muffin cups 7/8 full with batter.
3. Bake 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare White Glaze; drizzle over tops of mini-cakes. Refrigerate 10 minutes to set glaze.
White Glaze: Place remaining 1 cup Hershey's Premier White Chips in small microwave-safe bowl; sprinkle 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over chips. Microwave at HIGH (100% power) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 30 seconds or just until chips are melted when stirred.


Anngee and Shane said...

Yay Anne I am so glad to see you posted again! I hope all is going well and that you guys have a Merry Christmas! Thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy.

amy said...

Welcome back to the blogging world. Thanks again for the cookie exchange it was great fun. I'll try to remember that book on Sunday!

cambersue said...

hey where the heck have you been? so we're having another baby too...i thought i'd tell you since you didint' post on my blog when i put it up a month ago or so. anyway hope you guys are doing great adn you're getting plump!!! i need your address for a christmas card, so let me know! love ya~

katie said...

miss you guys. Merry Christmas!!!