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Christmas Baking 2012

For Christmas this year I didn't attempt any new recipe for my baking.  I went with my favourites.

I started off with Chocolate Pretzel Treats.  I used chocolate, candy cane, and hugs Kisses along with Smarties for the topper.  I prefer Smarties to M&Ms.  I do recommend turning off the oven and watch the Kisses very carefully so that they don't over melt or in my case seize.  I did this to 8 dozen of these treats!  Not fun unwrapping all those Kisses!  Mr. T's work were treated to the rejects.  At least they went to a good home.

Then I made the Easy Orea Truffles.  They really are easy.  The most cumbersome part is dipping them into the chocolate and ensuring that you have got all the excess off.  I recommend freezing the Oreo/cream cheese balls before dipping so they hold their shape.

Next I made some mini cupcakes.  2 dozen chocolate with chocolate icing, 2 dozen chocolate with buttercream icing topped with candy cane pieces and 2 dozen carrot with cream cheese icing.

There is a theme of chocolate to my baking.  So good!  Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge is very easy to make and quite tasty.  One 8 x 8 pan cut into 1" squares yields 64 pieces.  They do go a long way!

Finally, my personal favourite is the Chocolate Caramel Shortbread also known as Million Dollar Shortbread.

All together....


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