Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'tis the season to eat cookies, fa la la la la la la la la

Mmmm all the ingredients. Oreos, cream cheese, sugar cookie mix, white chocolate chips, and cordial cherry kisses. What more could you want?

Oreo close-up. Drool.

So these are the Cookie Truffles, and they are so so easy. Just mash up 2 rows of Oreos, and mix in 8 oz. of cream cheese. Roll them into balls, and then coat them in chocolate. I made two different kinds: one with vanilla creme sandwich cookies coated in melted chocolate chips and the other with real Oreos coated in white chocolate. They came out really good. I feel like they are "fake" truffles, though, since there's cream cheese in the middle. But they still taste truffle-esque.

Next on the baking to-do list, these Fudge Kiss Cookies. I'm sure most people have seen these made with a peanut butter cookie and a Hershey kiss in the middle, but these give a Christmas-y flair. I made half a batch of these with peppermint kisses and the other half with cherry cordial kisses.

Personally, I think these guys taste better than the cordials.... :)

Mmmm. Also, my dog is super cute, and I love taking pictures of him when I'm home for break!

Yes, that blur of pink would be a tongue in motion.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

end of hiatus, I swear

Behold, I bring tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people....

PATTI HAS FOUND HER CAMERA CHARGER!


Wow....you have no idea how naked I've felt for the past month when I couldn't find my camera charger. Where did I eventually find it? At home-home in the basket of chargers, of course. Sigh. So many baking adventures that were not documented in the past month - especially during the stressful finals-time! Oh well. Fortunately, it is Christmas vacation - WAHOOO - so much baking will be done :)

While no baking has been done yet, here are some Christmas-y pictures for your viewing pleasure. And did I mention that I am BEYOND excited to have my camera back?! It's a Festivus miracle!

Oh, hello, Patti's toes.