PokerVixen's Recipe Reviews
Posted 12/26/2011 6:55:03 PM
Chocolate-Topped Peanut-Toffee Bars
Great recipe and everyone loved them. I just wish they had a shorter name. No one believed me when I told them there was potato chips in them so they *had* to have a second just to see. I cut back on the chips just slightly to ensure the caramel reached the cookie level and the squares didn't fall apart.
Posted 12/26/2011 6:52:20 PM
Holiday Ribbon Cookies
I used melted chocolate for the center layer instead of unsweetened baking chocolate and almond slivers instead of walnuts. They turned out great and I like the unique shape and color in my cookie trays. Very easy recipe to make a double batch of. I used a square pan instead and cut in four columns then sliced off the cookies. They were a good portion and freezing definitely makes the cutting easy.
Posted 12/26/2011 6:48:13 PM
Chocolate-Filled Russian Tea Cakes
I used Hershey buttons for the center of these cookies which turn out like a walnut shortbread. They are pretty but were a lot of work to form. Not sure I'll make these for my trays next year but mostly because I found several other great recipes to use instead.
Posted 12/26/2011 6:45:30 PM
Raspberry Poinsettia Blossoms
This is a wonderful cookie to add color to your cookie trays. I used cranberry jello for a nice bright flavor. I would suggest not chilling them for the full hour or putting the cut cookies on a warm cookie sheet so it spreads. Scissors make for easier cutting than a knife.